The Lying Game

The Lying Game

Book - 2017
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Four girls are best friends and inseparable at Salten, a second-rate boarding school near the cliffs of the England Channel. They are notorious for playing the Lying Game, telling lies to both fellow boarders and faculty. Their little game has consequences when they soon learn their shared past was not as safely buried as they had once hoped.
Publisher: New York :, Scout Press,, 2017.
ISBN: 9781501156007
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Characteristics: 370 pages ; 24 cm

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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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