The Lying Game

The Lying Game

eBook - 2017 | Simon & Schuster Canadian edition July 2017.
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Isa Wilde knows something terrible has happened when she receives this text from an old friend. Why else would Kate summon her and their two friends Thea and Fatima to the seaside town where they briefly attended school together seventeen years ago? The four friends first met at Salten House boarding school, where they quickly bonded over The Lying Game, a risky contest that involved tricking fellow boarders and faculty with their lies. But the game had consequences, and the girls were eventually expelled after Kate's dad, their beloved art teacher, mysteriously disappeared. Forever bound by their lies but needing to forget their past, they went their separate ways—Kate remaining in Salten while the other three left to start new lives in and around London. Now reunited, Isa, Kate, Thea, and Fatima discover that their past lies had far-reaching effects and criminal implications that threaten them all. In order to protect their reputations, and their friendship, they must uncover the truth about what really happened all those years ago.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Simon & Schuster Canada, 2017.
Edition: Simon & Schuster Canadian edition July 2017.
ISBN: 9781501151828
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (370 pages )
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Alternative Title: The lying game : a novel

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LPL_Sarah
Oct 18, 2017

Not my favorite of Ruth Ware's, but a decent story.

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sisterthree
Oct 16, 2017

It wasn't Ruth Ware's best, but enjoyed the plot....although predictable.

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mimihardy
Oct 14, 2017

This book is overrated, it was way too long and the characters were not likeable at all.

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LindaChesnut
Oct 01, 2017

Very slow book - long, long, long!

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darladoodles
Sep 27, 2017

I give this one four stars for how well it functions as a cautionary tale. As a wise woman once said: "Mmmm, mmmm,mmmm. The choices we make."

Four friends meet at boarding school when they are fifteen years old. They are brought back together seventeen years later to deal with a decision they all made together. As we read about their teenage escapades we see how deceiving others is a game you just can't win.

The story is told from the POV of Isa Wilde. She is a lawyer and a mother and her baby Freya is also a potential victim of her choices. I found her and all the girls to be a bit difficult to embrace, but of the four Isa definitely is the most invested in digging up the truth and free them once and for all. Will they ever truly be free? That is why we find this book difficult to put down.

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rtendean
Sep 19, 2017

Great book! A little bit of the plot was tedious and boring. It was sort of predictable....But it was an excellent read and well-written!

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callyd
Sep 13, 2017

One of the most boring books I have ever tried to read. Quit it at half. repetitive, long winded and basically drawn out. A story that could be told on ten pages. Who cares????? Highly over-rated! Who picks these supposed Best Sellers, the publishers??? Please stop pushing stupid books!!!! I am a total book lover, and read extensively, but this is the first time I had to post a comment. I felt that strongly about it.

ehbooklover Sep 07, 2017

Another twisty, atmospheric book with an ultra-creepy setting. Ware has a very easy-to-read writing style, with short chapters that keep you reading "just a few more pages". She continues to be one of my new go-to mystery authors.

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21221018293347
Aug 29, 2017

Not a usual choice of mine. The story was okay, mostly keeping me engaged though at times it did bog down and I just wanted to shout: 'get on with it already'. The last three chapters were a faster pace. This is not a memorable book, just something to past the time.

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williamoliver1315
Aug 27, 2017

Found this a bit tedious. I found the characters were not particularly likeable or interesting.

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