May 20th, 2020


Book Critique - The Lying Game

Stars: 5 / 5

Recommendation: A well knit plot around an innocent childish game that turns far more sinister than the teenagers expect, giving readers suspense after suspense at every turn of the page, keeping them on the edge.

The Lying Game is a psychological crime thriller by Ruth Ware, first published in June of 2017. This book has been A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick among being on other best seller lists. The primary plot revolves around four girls who grew up in a boarding school, but are now reunited when they receive a mysterious text. 

Kate Atagon sends a text to three other of her childhood friends asking for help. Now Isa, Fatima and Thea join forces to aid Kate in everyway they can. However, their past, especially the Lying Game they used to play as kids at Salten House, comes back to bite them. And the consequences of that game are now in front of them to face, fight and persevere, even if they have to play that game all over again, one final time.

Again this book was loaned to me by my good friend, Patty, who thought I would like it. And I did indeed, since I like thrillers too. I have read psychological thrillers before written by Lisa Jackson and Karin Slaughter. Ware's plot was not as chilling as those books, however, it gave enough shivers through the spine.

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