7-25-17 Ruth Ware ‘The Lying Game’

7-25-17 Brings us Ruth Ware’s new book ‘The Lying Game’.

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The blurb:

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 Isabel—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, with varying states of serious and flippant nature that were disturbing enough to ensure that everyone steered clear of them. The myriad and complicated rules of the game are strict: no lying to each other—ever. Bail on the lie when it becomes clear it is about to be found out. But their little game had consequences, and the girls were all expelled in their final year of school under mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of the school’s eccentric art teacher, Ambrose (who also happens to be Kate’s father).

Ruth’s first two books ‘In a Dark, Dark Wood’ and ‘The Woman in Cabin 10’ were books that took me no time to read. She is definitely a new favorite author of mine. I haven’t had the chance to read this one yet, but it is patiently waiting for me to escape into its pages.

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in a dark, dark wood | Thursday Reads

“in a dark, dark wood” by Ruth Ware

For this Thursday Reads, I am recommending “in a dark, dark wood” by British author Ruth Ware.

In her debut novel, we find Leonora (aka Lee, aka Nora), who is a reclusive writer, invited to the hen (bachelorette) party/weekend for a friend with whom she hasn’t spoken to in years. The fun-filled weekend is to take place at glass house in the middle of the woods. When she arrives, it is anything but a fun-filled weekend. And then, 48 hours later, she awakens and finds herself in a hospital and not being able to remember all of the events that have taken place that weekend, but with the knowledge of someone dying. Can she get her memory back to solve the events of how and why this person died?

This book is right up my alley, it involves a writer (I love all books/movies that involve a writer), a glass house (which is just too damn eerie), and the woods (hey, what’s spookier than the woods?).

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