The Resource The lying game, Ruth Ware

The lying game, Ruth Ware

Label
The lying game
Title
The lying game
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Ware
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Language
eng
Summary
The text message arrives in the small hours of the night. It's just three words: 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. At school Isa and her three best friends used to play the Lying Game. They competed to convince people of the most outrageous stories. Now, after seventeen years of secrets, something terrible has been found on the beach. Something which will force Isa to confront her past, together with the three women she hasn't seen for years, but has never forgotten
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
NJB
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Ware, Ruth
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Suspense fiction
  • Revenge
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
  • Boarding schools
  • Female friendship
  • Secrecy
  • Psychological fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The lying game, Ruth Ware
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Copyright
Note
"Four friends. One promise. But someone isn't telling the truth"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060000498
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9781911215011
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)959036611
Label
The lying game, Ruth Ware
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Four friends. One promise. But someone isn't telling the truth"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060000498
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9781911215011
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)959036611

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