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The Lying Game - A Novel

Ruth Ware

From the instant New York Times bestselling author of blockbuster thrillers In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Woman in Cabin 10 comes a chilling new novel of friendship, secrets, and the dangerous games teenaged girls play. On a cool June morning, a woman is walking her dog in the idyllic coastal village of Salten when her dog charges into the water to retrieve what first appears to be a wayward stick, but to her horror, turns out to be something 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. It only says, “I need you.” The four girls were best friends at Salten, a 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. 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). Atmospheric, twisty, and featuring Ruth Ware’s signature “hair-on-the-back-of-your-neck-tingling” (Marie Claire) prose, The Lying Game proves that she is the Agatha Christie of our time.

From the instant New York Times bestselling author of blockbuster thrillers In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Woman in Cabin 10 comes a chilling new novel of friendship, secrets, and the dangerous games teenaged girls play. On a cool June morning, a woman is walking her dog in the idyllic coastal village of Salten when her dog charges into the water to retrieve what first appears to be a wayward stick, but to her horror, turns out to be something 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. It only says, “I need you.” The four girls were best friends at Salten, a 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. 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). Atmospheric, twisty, and featuring Ruth Ware’s signature “hair-on-the-back-of-your-neck-tingling” (Marie Claire) prose, The Lying Game proves that she is the Agatha Christie of our time.
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From the instant New York Times bestselling author of blockbuster thrillers In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Woman in Cabin 10 comes a chilling new novel of friendship, secrets, and the dangerous games teenaged girls play. On a cool June morning, a woman is walking her dog in the idyllic coastal village of Salten when her dog charges into the water to retrieve what first appears to be a wayward stick, but to her horror, turns out to be something 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. It only says, “I need you.” The four girls were best friends at Salten, a 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. 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). Atmospheric, twisty, and featuring Ruth Ware’s signature “hair-on-the-back-of-your-neck-tingling” (Marie Claire) prose, The Lying Game proves that she is the Agatha Christie of our time.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Imogen Church

Length:

13h 40m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

02:34


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:43


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:26


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

12:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:29


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:21


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:48


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:23


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:03


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:10


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

19:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:58


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:54


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:02


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:23


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

18:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:54


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

15:00


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

14:03


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

18:02


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

11:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:48


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

16:10


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

17:34


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

14:03


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

30:31


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

14:17


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

12:35


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

22:20


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:21


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:19


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:04


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

01:48


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

18:05


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

16:31


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:29


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:40


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

24:26


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:56


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

10:14


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:10


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

17:24


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

13:21


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

09:16


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

29:43


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:40


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

23:34


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

11:35


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

26:26


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

26:30


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

14:58


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:28


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:55


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

15:57


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:29


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

19:50


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:21


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:25


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:12


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

12:20


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

15:54


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:38


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:59


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

00:49