The Lying Game

The Lying Game

eBook - 2017
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On a cool June morning, a woman is walking her dog in the idyllic coastal village of Salten along a tidal estuary known as the Reach. Before she can stop him, the dog charges into the water to retrieve what first appears to be a wayward stick, but to her horror, turns out to be something much more sinister. The next morning, three women in and around London -- Fatima, Thea, and Isabel -- receive the text they had always hoped would never come, from the fourth in their formerly inseparable clique, Kate, that says only, "I need you." The four girls were best friends at Salten, a second rate boarding school set near the cliffs of the English Channel. Each different in their own way, the four became inseparable and were notorious for playing the Lying Game, telling lies at every turn to both fellow boarders and faculty, with varying states of serious and flippant nature that were disturbing enough to ensure that everyone steered 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 happened to be Kate's father...
Publisher: New York : Scout Press, 2017
ISBN: 9781501156199
Characteristics: text file, rda
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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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!

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.

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.

Aug 27, 2017

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

Aug 21, 2017

I think I liked this book more than most of the other reviewers, though I do acknowledge it had some weaknesses. The main characters were very unlikeable: cliqueish, mean girls who we all hated in high school. And the premise of the "Lying Game" was silly, and fizzled out early in the story. But the basic story line was interesting: four friends who, as adults, had to face the consequences of an unfortunate decision years ago. And I thought the ending was worth the read!

Aug 13, 2017

I liked this book although I acknowledge some weaknesses. The four protagonists were not particularly likable in the earlier chapters. Two of them grew up to be more 'normal', two continued to have 'issues'.

The story was not a psychological thriller. Nonetheless I was surprised at the twist at the end.

Aug 11, 2017

Highly over-rated novel by the author. You are better to wait!

Aug 08, 2017

Did not like this book at all. It seemed like a mixtures of notes and descriptions all mixed together to make a story. I definitely will not read any more books published by this author.

Aug 04, 2017

I normally hate giving such low ratings on books but I feel this time I must. It was hard to follow as she kept jumping past & present & it's not even by chapter like some authors do. When you get to the climax you just kinda think I read that for what??

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