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The lying game

Author: Ruth Ware
Publisher: New York : Scout Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Scout Press hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Psychological fiction
Suspense fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Mystery fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Thrillers (Fiction.)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Ware
ISBN: 9781501156007 1501156004 9781501156205 1501156209 1501156195 9781501156199
OCLC Number: 962005626
Description: 370 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Ruth Ware.

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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 happened to be Kate's father...
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