The Lying Game

  • by Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by Imogen Church
  • 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the New York Times best-selling 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, Isa 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 memories, the relativity of truth, and the danger of obsessive friendships, The Lying Game is a gripping mystery with compelling characters and electric prose, resulting in a can't-stop-listening thriller.


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Customer Reviews

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REALLY LET DOWN, I'm not gonna lie! (No spoilers)

First, Imogen Church ALWAYS gives an outstanding performance, so it is no surprise that she gives one to this book.

I LOVE Ruth Ware's writing and character building and humor but somehow things didn't come together on this one. It should be called "The "I'm Going To Make It Up As I Go" Game".

Just the summary of the book is misleading, you'll figure that out in the first couple chapters and then somehow low and behold it wasn't? Huh? Exactly!

There is a good (not great) story in here somewhere but the marketing of the book ruined it. So you think your entering into one thing only to find your entering into an entirely different story.

Plus there are chapters of flashbacks which are okay but are not really necessary since the author re tells them in present time...again why?

So if you really really enjoy Imogen Church and Ruth Ware and don't mind being a little bit more than disappointed that this is what came after a two year wait then buy it.

Or am I lying? J/K I honestly wish I was, so disappointed. :(
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- george


I was excited about this book, but very early on I realized it wasn't what I was expecting. I had previously read The Woman in Cabin 10 and enjoyed it pretty well, my reasoning for buying this one.

The thing that bugs me the most is that the protagonist is so idiotic (but supposedly a lawyer) and puts herself and infant child in peril so much that you don't root for her at all and to me that is an important aspect. The author did the same thing in Cabin 10 book but that story was much more suspenseful so it was forgivable. Why can't the main character be realistically intelligent?!

I don't think this is worth a credit, if anything get a copy from the library if you must. I feel like most readers will be disappointed.
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- Christalpistol

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-25-2017
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio