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The Lying Game by Ruth Ware

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 what has been false all along.

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Member ratings (3,367)

  • Bianca E.

    Floral Park, NY

    If you like Ruth Ware's past novels, you'll like the Lying Game too. Good story-only thing I didnt like was the repeating metaphors with “sinking” or being in “deep water” they were a little over used

  • Lauren W.

    Hanover, PA

    Kind of a slower read, but it always keeps you coming back and needing to know what’s going to happen. Great characters and intriguing build up to the last page. You think you know the end, but nope.

  • Barbara C.

    Salinas, CA

    This is the 3rd Ruth aware book I’ve read . Decided I should only read them on a weekend or I will be sleep deprived at work. So good , just had to get in one more chapter and then one more chapter…

  • Alex M.

    Troy, MI

    Ruth Ware has killed it, yet again. This one was even more scary and chilling than her last, but it’s also vividly emotional and heart-breaking and I immediately connected with the characters. Loved!

  • Kerri F.

    Halethorpe, MD

    Rules were set for a reason: Rule1:Tell a lie Rule2:Stick to your story Rule3:Don’t get caught Rule4:Never lie to each other Rule5:Know when to stop lying But what if someone doesn't follow them?