The Lying Game

The Lying Game

Book - 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-and 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. Tackling the slipperiness of your memories, the relativity of truth, and the danger of obsessive friendships, Ware's latest novel is a page-turning mystery with compelling characters and electric prose, resulting in an unputdownable thriller."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Toronto :, Simon & Schuster,, 2017
Edition: Simon & Schuster Canada edition
ISBN: 9781501151811
1501151819
Characteristics: 370 pages

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rtendean
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!

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callyd
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.

ehbooklover Sep 07, 2017

Another twisty, atmospheric book with an ultra-creepy setting. Ware has a very easy-to-read writing style, with short chapters that keep you reading "just a few more pages". She continues to be one of my new go-to mystery authors.

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21221018293347
Aug 29, 2017

Not a usual choice of mine. The story was okay, mostly keeping me engaged though at times it did bog down and I just wanted to shout: 'get on with it already'. The last three chapters were a faster pace. This is not a memorable book, just something to past the time.

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williamoliver1315
Aug 27, 2017

Found this a bit tedious. I found the characters were not particularly likeable or interesting.

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pharra19
Aug 21, 2017

I think I liked this book more than most of the other reviewers, though I do acknowledge it had some weaknesses. The main characters were very unlikeable: cliqueish, mean girls who we all hated in high school. And the premise of the "Lying Game" was silly, and fizzled out early in the story. But the basic story line was interesting: four friends who, as adults, had to face the consequences of an unfortunate decision years ago. And I thought the ending was worth the read!

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GrannysGlasses
Aug 13, 2017

I liked this book although I acknowledge some weaknesses. The four protagonists were not particularly likable in the earlier chapters. Two of them grew up to be more 'normal', two continued to have 'issues'.

The story was not a psychological thriller. Nonetheless I was surprised at the twist at the end.

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waynesworld58
Aug 11, 2017

Highly over-rated novel by the author. You are better to wait!

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patriciabriggs
Aug 08, 2017

Did not like this book at all. It seemed like a mixtures of notes and descriptions all mixed together to make a story. I definitely will not read any more books published by this author.

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tink05
Aug 04, 2017

I normally hate giving such low ratings on books but I feel this time I must. It was hard to follow as she kept jumping past & present & it's not even by chapter like some authors do. When you get to the climax you just kinda think I read that for what??

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