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The Lying Game
By (author): Ruth Ware
9781501151804 Paperback, Trade, Flaps English General Trade FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense Jul 25, 2017
$24.99 CAD
Active 152.4 x 228.6 x 25.4 mm 384 pages Simon & Schuster
From the New York Times and #1 Globe and Mail bestselling author of The Woman in Cabin 10 and In a Dark, Dark Wood—a novel about the slipperiness of truth and the price of friendships.

I need you.” Three small words that change everything.

Isa Wilde knows something terrible has happened when she receives this text from an old friend. Why else would Kate summon her and their two friends Thea and Fatima to the seaside town where they briefly attended school together seventeen years ago?

The four friends first met at Salten House boarding school, where they quickly bonded over The Lying Game, a risky contest that involved tricking fellow boarders and faculty with their lies. But the game had consequences, and the girls were eventually expelled after Kate’s dad, their beloved art teacher, mysteriously disappeared. Forever bound by their lies but needing to forget their past, they went their separate ways—Kate remaining in Salten while the other three left to start new lives in and around London.

Now reunited, Isa, Kate, Thea, and Fatima discover that their past lies had far-reaching effects and criminal implications that threaten them all. In order to protect their reputations, and their friendship, they must uncover the truth about what really happened all those years ago.

Atmospheric, twisty, with just the right amount of chill, The Lying Game will have readers at the edge of their seats, not knowing who can be trusted in this tangled web of lies.

Ruth Ware grew up in Sussex, on the south coast of England. After graduating from Manchester University she moved to Paris, before settling in North London. She has worked as a waitress, a bookseller, a teacher of English as a foreign language, and a press officer, and is the internationally bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10, and The Lying Game. She is married with two small children. Visit her at RuthWare.com or follow her on Twitter @RuthWareWriter.

“This is the sort of territory where Ruth Ware is most at home. She’s strongest when she’s writing about embattled women, best when characters have a slight sense of privilege about themselves, most effective when events creep along the edges of disaster. Ware’s new book has all of this plus an air of foreboding that won’t go away.”

- Toronto Star

“An addictive mystery that reminds us how lies can come back to haunt us, even when we think they’re long buried. An absorbing summer read perfect for a stormy night out at the lake, The Lying Game will capture your attention and hold it until the very end.”

- Winnipeg Free Press

"So many questions... Until the very last page! Needless to say, I could not put this book down!" - Reese Witherspoon

"A single cryptic text, ‘I need you,’ reunites four friends in the stippled light of an English seaside village just as surely as it signals readers that they’re in the hands of a pro…The Lying Game makes good on its premise that tall tales have consequences, especially when they’re exposed to the glare of truth." - New York Times

"Ware's third outing is just as full of psychological suspense as her earlier books, but there is a quietness about this one, a slower unraveling of tension and fear, that elevates it above her others...Cancel your plans for the weekend when you sit down with this book, because you won't want to move until it's over." - Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

“Ware masterfully harnesses the millhouse’s decrepit menace to create a slow-rising sense of foreboding, darkening Isa’s recollections of the weeks leading to Ambrose’s disappearance… with arguably her most complex, fully realized characters yet, this one may become her biggest hit yet.” - Booklist, Starred Review

"[An] engrossing psychological thriller... Ware builds up a rock-solid cast of intriguing characters and spins a mystery that will keep readers turning pages to the end.” - Publishers Weekly

"New York Times bestselling author Ruth Ware and her new thriller The Lying Game will have you full of anticipation." - Library Journal

"From the author of the hit novel, The Woman in Cabin 10, comes another edge-of-your-seat thriller you don't want to miss."

- Bustle

“Ware has become a household name in psychological suspense, and her third release is highly anticipated…[The Lying Game is] sure to be her next summer hit.”

- Elite Daily

“Readers who've devoured Ware's bestsellers The Woman in Cabin 10 and In a Dark, Dark Wood won't need much encouragement to pick up a copy of her latest thriller. This story…is as gripping and atmospheric as Ware's previous books, with unexpected twists around every corner.” - Bookpage

"Perhaps one of the most twisty and suspenseful titles of 2017." - Mystery Tribune

"The Lying Game is tense, addictive, and not to be missed." - Crime by the Book

"Fans of the mystery author who just won't quit will recognize Ware's singular ability to bait and switch in this wholly original story about four friends who conceive, innocently at first, a game of lies with dire repercussions." - Marie Claire

"Missing Big Little Lies? Dig into this psychological thriller about whether you can really trust your nearest and dearest." - Cosmopolitan

"The author of The Woman in Cabin 10 delivers a thoughful thriller about four friends whose shared childhood secret threatens them now. A gripping whodunnit." - Good Housekeeping

Praise for The Woman in Cabin 10

“Ware plunges the reader headlong into this action-packed, vivid tale, rendering one unable to come up for air until the very last page is turned.” - Toronto Star

“A fantastic read. A fog-enshrouded cruise ship, a twisty puzzle of a murder mystery reminiscent of Agatha Christie, and unrelenting suspense. Batten down the hatches and prepare to read it in one sitting!” - Shari Lapeña, author of The Couple Next Door

“A dark and gripping thriller that will enchant readers.” - Sarah Ward, author of In Bitter Chill

“A claustrophobic page-turner that’ll have you suspecting everyone. Agatha Christie for the WhatsApp generation.” - Tamar Cohen, author of The Broken

“An atmospheric thriller as twisty and tension-filled as her debut.” - The Washington Post

“A suspenseful mystery that entangles friendship, identity and memory with a possible murder.” - Metro

"Ruth Ware is back with her second hair-on-the-back-of-your-neck-tingling tale." - Marie Claire

"A great modern whodunit!" - New York Post

Praise for In a Dark, Dark Wood

“Prepare to be scared . . . Really scared! When I read this page-turning book about a bachelorette party gone wrong, I almost bit all my fingernails off!” - Reese Witherspoon

“Who pulls a gun at a bachelorette party? The answers are unveiled with Gillian Flynn–style trickery.” - O, The Oprah Magazine

“Reese Witherspoon’s making it into a movie, so read the book now. Before bed at your own risk.” - theSkimm

“Just try to guess how sinister this plot can get (hint: VERY).” - Marie Claire

“[It] packs a noirish punch that would make the Queen of Crime herself proud.” - Bustle

“Ruth Ware has written an exciting and amazing book that never stops circling the reader and clapping its cold hands over her eyes.” - Peter Straub, New York Times bestselling author

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