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  • Written by: Ruth Ware
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (206 ratings)

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The Lying Game

Written by: Ruth Ware
Narrated by: Imogen Church
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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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hard to get to the end

went on and on. unrealistic ending. had trouble finishing but struggle d on to end

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Loved it.

I felt like hearing a Ruth Ware story, and this certainly delivered. And listening to Imogen Church is always great. Loved the last « page ». Well done

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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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Well written but I found it boring

I really wanted to like this one because it was so well written and the narration was great but the story line dragged on for way too long. It was a hit of a snooze fest for me. Was waiting for something exciting to happen but was disappointed. Will pass on the recommendation on this one.

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Gripping

What a story… narration was 110% I absolutely love the combo… great story that is well executed.

Highly recommend

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Captivating

As with all of Ruth Ware's books I find myself inexplicably unable to put them down/pause. The reading by Imogen Church added a color I didnt know I needed, insightful and expressive. 10/10 have recommended to friends.

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pass on this one!

Like many other reviewers, this was not Ruths best writing. the story is just SO boring and hollow. I recommend any of her other books though!

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psychological thriller gold mine!

LOVED it! Thrilling as promised and In my opinion best book I've read to date! Listened every free minute I had.

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Amazing!

Loved the story… the twists and turns, ups and downs, just when you think you know what’s going on… you don’t. If you need a great listen that captivates you… definitely check this out!!

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review The Lying Game

I enjoyed this book. I had to listen til the end. I didn't guess the ending. There were a few places that were slow .

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