The Lying Game | Book Review

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Author: Ruth Ware

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Publication Date: July 25th, 2017, in Canada, June 15th in the UK

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Canada


From the New York Times bestselling author of the pulse-quickening (Good Housekeeping, UK) In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Woman in Cabin 10 comes Ruth Ware s highly anticipated third novel, featuring her signature verve and energy (Library Journal).

On a cool June morning, Isa Wilde, a resident of the seemingly idyllic coastal village of Salten, is walking her dog along a tidal estuary. Before she can stop him, Isa s dog charges into the water to retrieve what first appears to be a wayward stick and to her horror, she discovers it’s not a stick at all but a human bone. As her three best friends from childhood converge in Salten to comfort a seriously shaken-up Isa, terrifying discoveries are made, and their collective history slowly unravels. Tackling the slipperiness of your memories, the relativity of truth, and the danger of obsessive friendships, The Lying Game is a page-turning mystery with compelling characters and electric prose, resulting in an unputdownable thriller.”


Thank you so much to Simon & Schuster for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Whelp, Ruth Ware has done it again! First off, she has made it to my top list as being one of my all-time favourite authors of psychological thrillers, and now she comes out with this new book that is drop dead stunning. This author writes some of the twistiest tales out there and I’m never quite sure where she’s going until she gets there.

Following the life of Isa, we get a first-hand experience in the school cliques and the consequences that occur when we are together with the wrong group of people. Bound by secrets and lies, the Isa, and her three friends, Kate, Thea, and Fatima  must puzzle out their next moves as the past threatens to destroy the lives they have created for themselves

“It’s not a game,” she said. “It’s the game. It’s the Lying Game”

What changes from a simple game to something turned deadly, this book will have you guessing until the very end. It most definitely did for me! The twists and turns that are always included in Ware’s writing are what hooks you from the very start.

Even though it may not be the typical “beach read” type of book, this is the perfect book for anyone who loves to solve that case as you read. It will give you the chills and goosebumps that accompany any good thriller book.




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