The Lying Game

The Lying Game

Large Print - 2017
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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, but 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.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company,, 2017
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781432840815
Characteristics: 613 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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multcolib_karene Nov 13, 2017

Started skimming it just so I could get to the ending. Pretty predictable.

Nov 12, 2017

One of the most tedious books I have ever had the annoyance of reading. Boring characters, repetitive writing, and a ridiculous plot. The tone is paranoid, breathless, and supposed to be suspenseful but page after page nothing really happens and the "secrets" revealed are so deeply underwhelming it's hard to believe the main character is willing to ruin her life to keep them. The plot device of the baby constantly in harms way is a transparently cheap ploy to generate excitement that only underscores the lack of any real plot or characters to care about. Towards the end I started skimming so I could get it over with. Can't believe this lazy writing got published.

Nov 08, 2017

This book keeps you in suspense almost all the way through!!!

Nov 02, 2017

I agree. Not her best book. She is a good writer, and her characters well drawn.
You have to give her that. But I found it slow-paced, not all that interesting.
I'm just over half way through it, and decided not to finish it. I'm not invested in
these characters at all, and I don't care how it ends.

Oct 18, 2017

Not my favorite of Ruth Ware's, but a decent story.

Oct 16, 2017

It wasn't Ruth Ware's best, but enjoyed the plot....although predictable.

Oct 14, 2017

This book is overrated, it was way too long and the characters were not likeable at all.

Sep 27, 2017

I give this one four stars for how well it functions as a cautionary tale. As a wise woman once said: "Mmmm, mmmm,mmmm. The choices we make."

Four friends meet at boarding school when they are fifteen years old. They are brought back together seventeen years later to deal with a decision they all made together. As we read about their teenage escapades we see how deceiving others is a game you just can't win.

The story is told from the POV of Isa Wilde. She is a lawyer and a mother and her baby Freya is also a potential victim of her choices. I found her and all the girls to be a bit difficult to embrace, but of the four Isa definitely is the most invested in digging up the truth and free them once and for all. Will they ever truly be free? That is why we find this book difficult to put down.

Sep 19, 2017

Great book! A little bit of the plot was tedious and boring. It was sort of predictable....But it was an excellent read and well-written!

Sep 13, 2017

One of the most boring books I have ever tried to read. Quit it at half. repetitive, long winded and basically drawn out. A story that could be told on ten pages. Who cares????? Highly over-rated! Who picks these supposed Best Sellers, the publishers??? Please stop pushing stupid books!!!! I am a total book lover, and read extensively, but this is the first time I had to post a comment. I felt that strongly about it.

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