Book Review: The Lying Game by Ruth Ware

I have to admit, I was a little disappointed with this book. I’ve read the last two Ruth Ware novels, that have captivated me right from the first page. The Lying Game, however, is a good story. It’s just a bit slow to get started. This highly-anticipated book just came out a couple of weeks ago. I do have to say, that once the story finally gets going, it gets going. It becomes really good. You have just have to let the characters and story build, but once in your in, trust me, you don’t want to turn back, hahaha. LOL 🙂

The Lying Game by Ruth Ware

From the New York Times and #1 Globe and Mail bestselling author of The Woman in Cabin 10 and In a Dark, Dark Wood—a novel about the slipperiness of truth and the price of friendships.

“I need you.” Three small words that change everything.

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.

Atmospheric, twisty, with just the right amount of chill, The Lying Game will have readers at the edge of their seats, not knowing who can be trusted in this tangled web of lies.

Xo.

Stacey

image and discription of The Lying Game is courtesy of Chapters.com

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