Lying Game: A Novel

By Ruth Ware
Read by Imogen Church

13.66 Hours 07/25/2017 unabridged
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From the New York Times bestselling author of the “pulse-quickening” (Good Housekeeping, UK) In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Woman in Cabin 10 comes Ruth Ware’s highly anticipated third novel, featuring her signature “verve and energy” (Library Journal).On a cool June morning, Isa Wilde, a resident of the seemingly idyllic coastal village of Salten, is walking her dog along a tidal estuary. Before she can stop him, Isa’s dog charges into the water to retrieve what first appears to be a wayward stick—and to her horror, she discovers it’s not a stick at all…but a human bone. As her three best friends from childhood converge in Salten to comfort a seriously shaken-up Isa, terrifying discoveries are made, and their collective history slowly unravels. Tackling the slipperiness of your memories, the relativity of truth, and the danger of obsessive friendships, The Lying Game is a gripping mystery with compelling characters and electric prose, resulting in an unputdownable thriller.

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Summary

Summary

New York Times bestseller

A July 2017 LibraryReads Pick

From the New York Times bestselling author of the “pulse-quickening” (Good Housekeeping, UK) In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Woman in Cabin 10 comes Ruth Ware’s highly anticipated third novel, featuring her signature “verve and energy” (Library Journal).

On a cool June morning, Isa Wilde, a resident of the seemingly idyllic coastal village of Salten, is walking her dog along a tidal estuary. Before she can stop him, Isa’s dog charges into the water to retrieve what first appears to be a wayward stick—and to her horror, she discovers it’s not a stick at all…but a human bone. As her three best friends from childhood converge in Salten to comfort a seriously shaken-up Isa, terrifying discoveries are made, and their collective history slowly unravels. Tackling the slipperiness of your memories, the relativity of truth, and the danger of obsessive friendships, The Lying Game is a gripping mystery with compelling characters and electric prose, resulting in an unputdownable thriller.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Fans of the mystery author who just won’t quit will recognize Ware’s singular ability to bait and switch in this wholly original story about four friends who conceive, innocently at first, a game of lies with dire repercussions.” Marie Claire
“A thoughful thriller about four friends whose shared childhood secret threatens them now. A gripping whodunnit.” Good Housekeeping
“Dig into this psychological thriller about whether you can really trust your nearest and dearest.” Cosmopolitan

Reviews

Reviews

by Rebecca 10/21/2017
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Fantastic narration, pretty good mystery, but disappointing ending

Let me start by saying that I am a big fan of both Ruth Ware and Imogen Church...but one of them let me down this time...and it was not Imogen. The story starts off the way all Ruth Ware stories start: slowly. But this time, instead of weaving a plot that really draws you in, Ruth creates a group of lead characters who are needy and difficult to love. And although there is some suspense sprinkled in along the way, the story does not unfold in a way that keeps you hooked. Instead, I found that this story (unlike her others) was fairly predictable and not in a good way. The ending you hope for does not come together in the way it should, and for me, that sealed the deal for The Lying Game becoming a book I would not recommend.

Author

Author Bio: Ruth Ware

Ruth Ware is a British author of suspense fiction whose novels have been on the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 13.66
Audience: Adult
Language: English