Truth be told, The Lying Game is quite the page turner (pun intended!)
From the start of the book, Ware places you smack dab in the middle of an intense and juicy mystery. She gives you just enough imformation to shed light on the question at hand; however although you have one question answered, the information that she previously gives you opens up a whole new can of worms. Before you know it, you now have a whole slew of questions based off that answer. It’s a real emotional roller coaster, I must say.
The Lying Game takes you on a journey of lies, secrets and cover ups through the eyes of Isa, the narrator. Isa introduces us to Kate, who emrges as the leader of the foursome when she receives a mysterious yet very direct text from Kate. And so the drama begins with three little words, “I Need You.”
Those three words summon Isa, Thea, and Fatima and whisk them back into a life filled with lies, deceit, pain and dare I say… death. It takes them back to a place they all thoguht they left behind twenty years ago when they were just teenagers at Salten House.
I have to admit, upon reading the synopsis of the book, I wasn’t impressed. I thoguht, “How much of a plot could come from the actions of four preppy boarding school girls?” It didn’t seem to have much substance at first glance. Hoooooooowever, I gave it a shot, but I did carry that preconceived notion when I began reading the book.
Needless to say, I wasn’t prepared for what came as the story began to unfold… I was hit by bombshell after bombshell. I mean, there were even times I had to put the book down just to regain my composure. Am I being dramatic???!!!! Probably. (I’ve been told that I am quite the drama queen.) But listen, in all honesty, this book takes twists and turns that will legitimately have you on the edge of your cozy little couch, or bed, or crowded subway seat.. just know you’ll be on the edge of wherever you are and if you’re standing, I would highly suggest you have a seat… Seriously, sit down.. reading is no fun standing.
The craziest part to me though, is that Isa totes her infant all over London (poor Freya) in pursuit of Kate and her mess. I mean the poor girl couldn’t be a day older seven or eight months. She can’t even walk!! By the way, Kate really, truly grinds my gears. I hope I never in life have a friend like her. Ugh, such a bitc.. I’m not even gonna say it, but you all get my drift. Anyway, because of Kate and her shennanigans, Isa’s beautiful baby girl almost dies in a freaking fire. Like come on, aside from shady parenting, why would Kate even put her “friend” and I’m using that term very loosely through an ordeal like that??
Overall, I would give the book a 3.7 out of 5 stars. Pretty Good.