Lying Game

Version: Unabridged
Author: Ruth Ware
Narrator: Imogen Church
Genres: Suspense, Literature
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Published In: July 2017
# of Units: 11 CDs
Length: 13 hours, 39 minutes
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“So many questions...Until the very last page! Needless to say, I could not put this book down!” —Reese Witherspoon

“Once again the author of The Woman in Cabin 10 delivers mega-chills.” —People

“Missing Big Little Lies? Dig into this psychological thriller about whether you can really trust your nearest and dearest.” —Cosmopolitan

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, 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 Isa—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. But their little game had consequences, and as the four converge in present-day Salten, they realize their shared past was not as safely buried as they had once hoped.

Atmospheric, twisty, and with just the right amount of chill to keep you wrong-footed, The Lying Game is told in Ruth Ware’s signature suspenseful style, lending itself to becoming another unputdownable thriller from the Agatha Christie of our time.

Reviews (8)

Written by Joy Mills on August 20th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

OMG, such a good listen..... Characters are realistic and easy to relate to lots of twist and turns an ending you want see coming.

Written by bethymarie617 on April 11th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 3/5

meh not her best


Written by Melissa C. on October 5th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 3/5

The mysteryitself was just ok.. the premise of the story, the lying game, seemed weak to me. Slow going all the way through until the very end. I didn't feel connected to any of the characters because there wasn't enough background content. Eh..couldn't wait for it to end.


Written by Jill K on March 7th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Second half was really good but first half was slow and dragged on. Way too much description and thoughts of characters rather than action or conversation. Narrator is very good and makes the story come alive.


Written by Sonja M on October 4th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Fun listen and great narration, but the story is just not very compelling. Predictable ending.

Written by ting hei l on September 21st, 2017

  • Book Rating: 2/5

The narrator is great. The story is too repetitive.

Written by aubrey f on August 27th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 4/5

The narrator was great. The plot and character development was very well explained.. I was a little disappointed at the end. I love this author but wasn't my favorite story from her.. definitely worth a listen


Written by BreAnna H on August 23rd, 2017

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Could she talk about breast feeding her baby any more? And it has nothing to do with the plot of the book. It starts off as just getting to know teenage girls. Not a huge fan of this one. It got better towards the end so I had to finish it. The narrator however was amazing

Author Details

Author Details

Ware, Ruth

Ruth Ware grew up in Sussex, on the south coast of England. After graduating from Manchester University she moved to Paris, before settling in North London. She has worked as a waitress, a bookseller, a teacher of English as a foreign language, and a press officer. Despite being married with two small children, she has found the time to write her second psychological thriller, "The Woman in Cabin 10, "available July 2016.