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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.
©2017 Ruth Ware (P)2017 Simon & Schuster Audio
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3 out of 5 stars
By J.Durant on 07-30-17

No spoilers - Long winded and repetitive

I love Ruth Ware's stories. She has great character development that allow you to "get to know" each character. Imogen Church is amazing, as always, and gives each character a clear and recognizable voice.

However. This story was very long-winded and there were a couple of times there were phrases/ideas repeated. There is a lot of focus on unsubstantial points (the baby's crying) - and you are brought over and over again to these topics.

The lead in the story also does some pretty impossible things with her baby (in my opinion) - especially as Ruth has made it very clear that the baby gets upset easily and often.

Just didn't work for me like her other stories have.

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3 out of 5 stars
By SLW on 08-10-17

I really wanted to like this book but...

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I love Ruth Ware but I am so disappointed!I had a hard time understanding the choices made by the characters in this book and it drove me crazy. I like when individuals are put in impossible situations, forcing them to make decisions that (as a reader) you may not agree with but you understand. I found myself continually rolling my eyes and wondering WHO DOES THAT?! It made the book seem ridiculous. Very frustrating!

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