The Lying Game by Ruth WareFrom the instant New York Times bestselling author of blockbuster thrillers In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Woman in Cabin 10 comes Ruth Ware’s chilling new novel.
On a cool June morning, a woman is walking her dog in the idyllic coastal village of Salten along a tidal estuary known as the Reach. Before she can stop him, the dog charges into the water to retrieve what first appears to be a wayward stick, but to her horror, turns out to be something much more sinister...
The next morning, three women in and around London—Fatima, Thea, and Isabel—receive the text they had always hoped would NEVER come, from the fourth in their formerly inseparable clique, Kate, that says only, “I need you.”
The four girls were best friends at Salten, a second rate boarding school set near the cliffs of the English Channel. Each different in their own way, the four became inseparable and were notorious for playing the Lying Game, telling lies at every turn to both fellow boarders and faculty, with varying states of serious and flippant nature that were disturbing enough to ensure that everyone steered clear of them. The myriad and complicated rules of the game are strict: no lying to each other—ever. Bail on the lie when it becomes clear it is about to be found out. But their little game had consequences, and the girls were all expelled in their final year of school under mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of the school’s eccentric art teacher, Ambrose (who also happens to be Kate’s father).
Atmospheric, twisty, and with just the right amount of chill that will keep you wrong-footed—which has now become Ruth Ware’s signature style—The Lying Game is sure to be her next big bestseller. Another unputdownable thriller from the Agatha Christie of our time.
The Lying Game
While the book and the television series based on the books share most of the same characters, there are differences in regards to the characters between the two with the biggest difference being that Sutton is deceased in the books, but alive in the television series : . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Book series by Sara Shepard. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Alloy Entertainment.
The series was produced by Pratt Enterprises, Alloy Entertainment , and Warner Horizon Television and is loosely based on a series of books of the same name by Sara Shepard. On July 15, , Alexandra Chando confirmed the series was canceled by the network after two seasons,   effectively ending the series on an unresolved cliffhanger. The series follows Emma Becker, a kind-hearted foster child who learns she has an identical twin sister named Sutton Mercer. Sutton, unlike Emma, was adopted by wealthy parents and is seemingly living an ideal life. After their initial meeting, Sutton talks Emma into stepping into her life for a few days while she pursues a lead on the mysterious identity of their birth mother. While the television series shares many of the same characters as the book series of the same name , there are important differences chief among them that Sutton is deceased in the books : . The Lying Game was renewed for a second season by ABC Family in April , with production to take place during summer for a winter premiere.
Sutton is just short of her eighteenth birthday when she's murdered. She wakes to find herself tied to her twin sister, Emma, with only sketchy memories and a great deal of time and information missing. Sutton watches as Emma learns of Sutton's existence and is lured to a meeting spot. She continues to watch as Emma struggles to connect with Sutton and later, to find Sutton's murderer. As the events unfold, Sutton comes to realize she wasn't a nice person while she was alive. It's soon revealed that she played a great many practical jokes that were far past what should have been an acceptable level of mischief. Sutton's jokes had gone so far as to involve police.
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