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The Resource The Lying Game

The Lying Game

Label
The Lying Game
Title
The Lying Game
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Ware
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Language
eng
Summary
The twisting new thriller from international sensation Ruth Ware, author of Sunday Times bestsellers In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Woman in Cabin 10'Another heart-stopping belter of a thriller from an epic talent' HeatThe text message arrives in the small hours of the morning: I need you.Isa drops everything, takes her baby daughter and heads straight to Salten. She spent the most significant days of her life at boarding school on the marshes there, days which still cast their shadow over her.Isa and her three best friends used to play the Lying Game, competing to convince people of outrageous stories. Now, after seventeen years of hiding the truth, something terrible has been found on the beach. The friends' darkest secret is about to come to light...'I could not put this book down' REESE WITHERSPOON'Atmospheric, mysterious, gripping' MARIAN KEYES
Summary
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 herhorror, 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 lyingto 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 happened to be Kate's father..
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10567317
Cataloging source
BT
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Ware, Ruth
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Mystery
  • Suspense
  • Thriller
Target audience
adult
Label
The Lying Game
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:789c141a-d4f6-46d3-9812-49671f5c5117
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781473545991
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Lying Game
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:789c141a-d4f6-46d3-9812-49671f5c5117
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781473545991
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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