The Lying Game by Ruth Ware

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The Lying Game Read Online Free - From the instant New York Times bestselling author of blockbuster thrillers In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Woman in Cabin 10 comes Ruth Ware’s chilling new novel.

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 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.

Title : The Lying Game
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ISBN : 1501156004
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 370 pages


Meredith rated it ★★★☆☆

June 24, 2017

*Unpopular opinion alert*: This book didn't work for me. The Lying Game is a slow burning psychological thriller about four friends who are bound together by lies. “A lie can outlast any truth.” When 15 year old Isa Wilde is sent to coastal boarding school, Salten, she quickly befriends Kate, Thea...

Sam rated it ★☆☆☆☆

August 06, 2017

Four high school friends now in their thirties reunite after a terrible shared secret threatens to emerge and shatter their peaceful lives. But what they thought was a shared secret turns out to be a lie - one of them isn’t telling the truth. I really enjoyed Ruth Ware’s debut novel, In a Dark, D...

Paromjit rated it ★★★★☆

July 11, 2017

This is an atmospheric and eerie psychological thriller from Ruth Ware. Take four teenage schoolfriends who set up a group that vies to create the most outlandish lies that they can get others to believe, and what you have is a recipe for potentially horrifying outcomes. This is exactly what the...

Norma rated it ★★★★☆

August 01, 2017

Traveling Sisters Review by NORMA and LINDSAY!! 4.5 stars! Lindsay and I have both read all of Ruth Ware’s previous novels and agree that this was definitely our favourite one thus far! The book was divided into sections from the 5 rules of The Lying Game that the four friends participated in: TELL...

Carol (Bookaria) rated it ★★★★★

August 28, 2017

A story of female friendship, lies and deceit. This one had my heart pumping till the very end and I'm glad to see Ruth Ware delivering again. The book tells the story of four friends who met in a boarding school when they were teenagers. They played "the lying game" until something happened and th...

Kaceey rated it ★★★☆☆

December 14, 2017

It’s The game. It’s the lying game. Rule one: Tell a lie Four young girls all sent by their parents to a boarding school for various issues. They quickly form strong bonds, becoming inseparable. Their favorite form of amusement? The lying game. Rule two: Stick to your story How far can you take a li...

Julie rated it ★★★★☆

June 27, 2017

The Lying Game by Ruth Ware is a 2017 Gallery Scout publication. This latest thriller, by Ruth Ware, is an all- consuming, riveting tale, full of mind games and edgy suspense. Isabel, Kate, Fatima, and Thea became fast friends while attending Salten boarding school, as teenagers. They began ‘the...

Navidad rated it ★★★★☆

August 19, 2017

“…years on, people round here still use your names as a kind of salacious cautionary tale…” It’s rare that I stumble upon a read as gripping and as raw as this one was. And, it was not an outright or vulgar kind of raw—no, that wouldn’t really be the English way, now would it?—but Ruth Ware’s The...

Lindsay rated it ★★★★☆

August 01, 2017

4.5 stars! This was my favourite Ruth Ware novel yet!! This suspenseful and secretive story had me hooked from the first page! I loved the characters, storyline and atmosphere. I had the pleasure of reading this one with Norma. It sparked a lot of great conversation along the way. I highly recomm...

j e w e l s rated it ★★★☆☆

December 21, 2017

I'm now caught up on all of Ruth Ware's books! She is one of my favorite writers, yet I'm still waiting to give one of her books a five star rating. That's how talented she is as a writer, I'm willing to overlook her product output in favor of the gorgeous technical skill she possesses. The plot o...

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