The Lying Game, by Ruth Ware, is the fourth book by this author I've read recently. The first was In a Dark, Dark Wood and that one was absolutely amazing. Second I read The Woman in Cabin 10 which was just as good. Third I read The Death of Mrs. Westaway and again I thought it was very good. All three of these books I'd give 4.5 or 5 stars out of 5. The Lying Game... it wasn't as good, but still worth the time. It had a good amount of thrills, but the suspense wasn't as extreme as it was in the other novels. I feel like it took me longer to read this one than the other novels.
The book is about a group of friends and transitions between their life now and their life in high school. They started a game of lies to keep themselves entertained while at an all girls school. Once day, they tell the ultimate lie and now that they are adults, it's coming back to bite them in the ass. The story itself is slow going and it wasn't really until the end that the excitement starts to happen. I probably could have done without the interactions between Isa and her boyfriend, i felt like it didn't add much to the story.
At first I thought this might be the book that inspired the Freeform show The Lying Game, but there's actually two books with the same name. I bet this ones still better, but I've only ever watched that show not read the book. I'm still excited for Ruth Ware's new book that comes out this year. I'll definitely be reading that one. It's called The Turn of the Key and will be released this August.
4 out of 5 stars.