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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The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Happy Book Pub Day to Ruth Ware’s “The Woman in Cabin 10”!!!

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After reading Ruth Ware’s first novel “in a dark, dark wood” I fell in love with her writing style and immediately pre-ordered this one, even though I didn’t read the blurb about it.

The blurb:

In this tightly wound, enthralling story reminiscent of Agatha Christie’s works, Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. The sky is clear, the waters calm, and the veneered, select guests jovial as the exclusive cruise ship, the Aurora, begins her voyage in the picturesque North Sea. At first, Lo’s stay is nothing but pleasant: the cabins are plush, the dinner parties are sparkling, and the guests are elegant. But as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the deck, gray skies fall, and Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a dark and terrifying nightmare: a woman being thrown overboard. The problem? All passengers remain accounted for—and so, the ship sails on as if nothing has happened, despite Lo’s desperate attempts to convey that something (or someone) has gone terribly, terribly wrong…

After reading this, it has made me very excited to get to this one. And a little extra excited since I will be going on a cruise in the spring.

Now the only question I ask myself, do I read this now or save it and read it on my cruise???

By the way, the dusk jacket is fricken amazing!

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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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