The Lying Game

by Ruth Ware

Quick take

They’d lie to anyone and everyone about everything, except they’d never lie to each other.

Why I love it

From the author of Book of the Month member favorite The Woman in Cabin 10, The Lying Game is the story of four former boarding school friends who made a game out of lying—they’d lie to anyone and everyone about everything, except they’d never lie to each other. When, years later, three of the friends receive a distressed text from the fourth, the women must come together to face the truth, and wh...

Member thoughts

37% Love
54% Like
8% Dislike
  • Shelbi L.

    Bryan, TX

    "I spent the whole time trying to figure it out and I was never close to being right!!"

  • Staci H.

    Des Plaines, IL

    "I love all of Ruth Ware's books. Unique story with an unexpected but great ending."

  • Jade L.

    Modesto, CA

    "Good balance of suspense and story. Background story scattered throughout kept feeding information at just the right time to keep things interesting."

  • Eileen K.

    Louisville, KY

    "Excellent mystery , easy to read, very engaging"

  • Jessica A.

    Woodstock, GA

    "Ruth Ware does a wonderful job weaving unexpected surprises and keeping you guessing until the very end."

  • Courtney M.

    Wauwatosa, WI

    "Not my favorite book, but it had enough 'moments' throughout the story to make me enjoy it. Although the plot didn't 'get me' the way I wish it would have, I fell in love with the characters."

  • Jennifer V.

    St Louis, MO

    "Not my favorite of Ruth Ware's books, but it was still GREAT. Read over the weekend and couldn't put it down. I was no where close to who it could have been."

  • Myndi K.

    Fort Smith, AR

    "Ruth Ware has a way with words and with weaving a story. I was completely immersed in this story of four women who shared a secret that could ruin them all."

  • Jamie L.

    Nedrow, NY

    "Have loved everything about this author and wasn't dissappointed."

  • Carolyn M.

    Altoona, IA

    "This book was suspenseful and heartbreaking at times. Really enjoyed it!"

  • Regan W.

    Cambridge, MA

    "Such a great book! Loved the way it was written and enjoyed much more than her first book!"