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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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

Publisher' Summary needs to be corrected...

The character's name mentioned in the summary is wrong. The person described is really named Kate. Isa is the storyteller. Maybe not a big deal but it bothered me.

The story just seemed to drag on and on...
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- Elizabeth

Book Details

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