clear of them. The myriad and complicated rules of the game are strict: no lying to each other—ever. Bail on the lie when it becomes clear it is about to be found out. But their little game had consequences, and the girls were all expelled in their final year of school under mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of the school’s eccentric art teacher, Ambrose (who also happens to be Kate’s father).
Atmospheric, twisty, and with just the right amount of chill that will keep you wrong-footed—which has now become Ruth Ware’s signature style--The Lying Game is sure to be her next big bestseller. Another unputdownable thriller from the Agatha Christie of our time.
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Release Date: July 25, 2017
Genre: Psychological Thriller and Suspense
The Lying Game is an evocative and page turning novel that will leave an imprint on the psych of those who read it. What's better: Lying to protect those you love? Or telling the truth and ultimately hurting those who need you the most? This is the forefront of the story. Ruth Ware does a phenomenal job at slowing bringing her readers into the story and then smacking them with the cold hard truth. She turns ordinary characters into real human beings who are unable to tell right and wrong, but making them likable anyway. And, she turns a story that we read about everyday in the news into a haunting and disturbing read that will make anyone question their own morals. This is a great book. It's a bit dark, and the setting sets the mood up for this perfectly. It's a bit sad- finally understanding what was really going on is sure to turn the coldest hearts soft. And it's an overall powerful read that had me hooked all the way through...
I have read all three of Ruth Ware's books and I have to say, this one is my favorite. I liked In a Dark Dark Wood a LOT and thought The Woman in Cabin 10 was just an okay read. But this one... It's utterly brilliant. The use of flashbacks to get to know these characters from the beginning of their little game worked perfectly. Although admittedly, will make some readers despise them. The dark and foreboding atmosphere sits perfectly where everything it set, in a cold and dark place that is crumbling around these ladies like all of the lies they told. And that twist? Yikes! Ware had me fooled. I can't wait for more by the author because she has certainly written some fantastically dark novels like this one.
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