The Lying Game: A Novel

by Ruth Ware | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 1501156004 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingQueen72wing of Hobbs, New Mexico USA on 7/11/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by wingQueen72wing from Hobbs, New Mexico USA on Wednesday, July 11, 2018
This book is on my TBR list and a future book club selection. I ended up with an extra copy, so I am releasing this book.

Edited: 2/7/19
This was a very slow paced book. Overall, I felt it was underwhelming and I didn't care for any of the characters. The protagonist was so irritating and I didn't connect with her or care for any of her decisions. The pace did eventually pick up but by then I just wanted to finish the book.
I read this for PopSugar's 2019 reading prompt: A book revolving around a puzzle or game.

Journal Entry 2 by wingQueen72wing at Hobbs, New Mexico USA on Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (7/12/2018 UTC) at Hobbs, New Mexico USA

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Sending to perryfran in Elk Grove, CA as part of the ☆●USA & Canada Wishlist Tag Game●☆ 2018 . Enjoy!





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Journal Entry 3 by wingperryfranwing at Elk Grove, California USA on Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Thanks for sending this wishlist book! I've read Ware's The Woman in Cabin Ten and In a Dark, Dark Wood. Looking forward to this one.

Journal Entry 4 by wingperryfranwing at Elk Grove, California USA on Sunday, September 23, 2018
Another very good psychological suspense novel from Ware. I recently read Ware's latest novel, THE DEATH OF MRS. WESTAWAY and consider it a really great novel in the vein of Daphne Du Maurier. I have also read and enjoyed IN A DARK, DARK WOOD and THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10. This one falls kind of in the middle of the pack, not quite as good a WESTAWAY.

The novel is about four women who were friends back during their school days at a boarding school at Salten near the cliffs of the English Channel. One of the girls, Kate, lived in an old mill close to there with her father who taught art at the school and her step brother, Luc. One morning 15 years later the three friends -- Fatima, Thea, and Isa -- receive a text from Kate telling them that she needs them. The three women drop everything and travel to the old mill at Salten to find that a body has been discovered in the Reach by the sea near the mill. So why is this important to the women? Turns out that the women have been keeping a secret for years about a sinister event that resulted in them being expelled from school and about what happened to Kate's father. The novel has several twists and turns that keeps you guessing up to the end and overall, another enjoyable read from Ware. I'll be looking forward to her next novel.

Journal Entry 5 by wingperryfranwing at booklady331's ABC VBB, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Released 11 mos ago (1/16/2019 UTC) at booklady331's ABC VBB, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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Sending to booklady331 who selected it from her ABC VBB. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 6 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Thursday, January 24, 2019
The book arrived today. Thank you for sharing this book with me.

Journal Entry 7 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Wednesday, June 26, 2019
I never really got into the storyline. If these women were such great friends, why did they not have contact with each other in 15 years? The protagonist,Isa, is afraid of her own shadow because of "what she did" as a teenager with her girlfriends. Over and over again, it's "oh, no, we can't disclose what we did."

Also, the Lying Game that the girls played in school has nothing to do with "what they did." The disconnect makes the story unfulfilling. Plus the lying game was never really developed. I found the book boring and repetitive. Isa’ relationship with her long-term boyfriend also didn’t ring true. I also didn't understand why Isa couldn't come clean to her “husband” and that she would leave him before she would break the bond of secrecy with her friends. Friend she hadn’t seen in many years. The book jacket claims that the author is the Agatha Christie of our time – – not in my opinion.

Released 5 mos ago (6/26/2019 UTC) at ——- by hand, post, controlled release——- in Cape Coral, Florida USA

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Enjoy! KTM release to iwillrejoice's W author ring

Journal Entry 9 by wingMmeClintonwing at South Berwick, Maine USA on Wednesday, July 03, 2019
I have selected this from the two choices in the Authors with W bookring... after reading the reviews, I am not sure I will get to it right away, but still, I have heard of the author and think it might be an enjoyable read. Thanks for sending it along!

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