Genre: Mystery & Thriller
Length: 416 pages
Audiobook Length: 13 hours and 39 minutes
First Published: 2017
On a cool June morning, a woman is walking her dog in the idyllic coastal village of Salten, along a tidal estuary known as the Reach. Before she can stop him, the dog charges into the water to retrieve what first appears to be a wayward stick, but to her horror, turns out to be something much more sinister…
The next morning, three women in and around London—Fatima, Thea, and Isa—receive the text they had always hoped would never come, from the fourth in their formerly inseparable clique, Kate, that says only, “I need you.”
The four girls were best friends at Salten, a second-rate boarding school set near the cliffs of the English Channel. Each different in their own way, the four became inseparable and were notorious for playing the Lying Game, telling lies at every turn to both fellow boarders and faculty. But their little game had consequences, and as the four converge in present-day Salten, they realize their shared past was not as safely buried as they had once hoped…
Quotes from The Lying Game
A lie can outlast any truth.
A wall, after all, isn’t just about keeping others out. It can also be for trapping people inside.
And I am thinking about how, however much we struggled to be free, this is how it always ends, the four of us, skewered together by the past.
About Ruth Ware
Ruth Ware is a bestselling mystery writer whose works include In a Dark, Dark Wood, One by One, The It Girl, The Woman in Cabin 10, The Lying Game, and The Death of Mrs. Westaway. After working in the publishing industry, she became a full-time writer. She lives in Brighton, England, with her family. Visit the author’s website →