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Lying Game
A Novel
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, AND LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER! "So many questions...Until the very last page! Needless to say, I could not put this book down!" —Reese Witherspoon "Once...
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, AND LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER! "So many questions...Until the very last page! Needless to say, I could not put this book down!" —Reese Witherspoon "Once...
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  • INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, AND LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER!

    "So many questions...Until the very last page! Needless to say, I could not put this book down!" —Reese Witherspoon

    "Once again the author of The Woman in Cabin 10 delivers mega-chills." —People

    "Missing Big Little Lies? Dig into this psychological thriller about whether you can really trust your nearest and dearest." —Cosmopolitan
    From the instant New York Times bestselling author of blockbuster thrillers In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Woman in Cabin 10 comes a chilling new novel of friendship, secrets, and the dangerous games teenaged girls play.

    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 Isa—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. But their little game had consequences, and as the four converge in present-day Salten, they realize their shared past was not as safely buried as they had once hoped.

    Atmospheric, twisty, and with just the right amount of chill to keep you wrong-footed, The Lying Game is told in Ruth Ware's signature suspenseful style, lending itself to becoming another unputdownable thriller from the Agatha Christie of our time.

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  • Ruth Ware worked as a waitress, a bookseller, a teacher of English as a foreign language, and a press officer before settling down as a full-time writer. She now lives with her family in Sussex, on the south coast of England. She is the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail (Toronto) bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood; The Woman in Cabin 10; The Lying Game; The Death of Mrs. Westaway; The Turn of the Key; One by One; and The It Girl. Visit her at RuthWare.com or follow her on Twitter @RuthWareWriter.

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  • AudioFile Magazine Imogen Church meets the challenge of narrating Ware's slow-burning psychological thriller. Church's smooth, even-paced voice takes the listener back and forth between the present and 17 years ago, when a group of four teenage girlfriends at an English boarding school collude in "the lying game." Church succeeds in projecting the personalities of all the female characters. However, she struggles to deliver on the male characters. Exploring the impact of lies, Ware describes nearly every action and scene in great detail, providing the listener with deep insights but frequently slowing the story to a crawl. But the patient listener will find the truths slowly revealed and, like the characters in the story, find relief in the end. E.Q. � AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine

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