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The Lying Game

Written by: Ruth Ware
Narrated by: Imogen Church
Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
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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)2018 Simon & Schuster

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Self absorbed and ultimately boring

Sorry Ruth Ware but I could not get to the end of this book. The story just dragged on and on.

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Surprised by how much I enjoyed it

I’d read lots of reviews from folks thoroughly disappointed with this one - I’ve listened to all of the others from Ruth Ware, and I absolutely LOVE Imogen Church (so much that I’m now finding books read/performed by her as my new selection criteria haha) so I wanted to give it a go. And I really enjoyed The Lying Game - the characters, the story (sure the regular flaws but not so bad, and a twist at the end that I didn’t foresee). I enjoyed it more so and than the Woman In Cabin 10, which has become my least fav of the 4.

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Not Engaging

I bought this book because of Ruth Ware's other two books, In a Dark Dark Wood and The Woman in Cabin 10. I was sadly disappointed in this one. I had a hard time trying to connect with the main characters and I personally felt that the beginning of the plot was very slow. I got to about chapter 30 and just gave up.

Imogen Church as a narrator though is great, Love her ability to separate characters using different accents.