Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Lying Game (e-book) by Sara Shepherd

Emma is a foster kid bouncing from house to house.  When she sees a disturbing video online with a girl that looks exactly like her, she wonders what is going on.  Figuring out that she must have a twin, she goes to the girl's hometown only to end up impersonating her twin sister, Sutton, while trying to figure out what happened to the real girl and who is out to get them both.
It was a relief to me, too.  Back at my house, maybe we'd finally get some answers.  p.52 ARC e-book 
Gossip Girl meets Desperate Housewives meets Lois Duncan.  And really really good.  This is a carefully woven tale of games people play, lies they tell and feelings that get hurt and the vengeful road that leads down.  I was sucked in almost immediately and spent the whole book jumping from person to person as the suspect.  And then the book ended with no real answer.  NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!  It is a series so I guess I should have expected that.  Having never read the Pretty Little Liars series, I didn't have any ideas of Shepherd's style.  But now, after reading The Lying Game, I do and I'm definitely reaching for the first one of that series. 

All of the characters are so well drawn that I can picture them in my head.  And the whole concept of the Lying Game that Sutton and her friends play.  Chilling.  I really want to know more about Sutton.  She is such an enigma and I feel like there is a whole lot about her that has yet to be explored.  The same goes for her friends and sister.  There are quite a few mysteries going on besides the bigger mystery of Sutton and I'm excited to read the next one. 

Review based on e-galley provided by Net Galley.
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  1. Great review. I love how you broke it down, "Gossip Girl meets Desperate Housewives meets Lois Duncan."

  2. I adore Gossip Girl, so this one is going to be fun to read. I can't wait to read this for myself. I love the cover!

  3. Hi Andrea, You won my giveaway of The Mockingbirds, can you send me your email?

    Sorry not to email you but every time I click on the email on your profile my computer goes crazy - very odd!

  4. Ha, great review! PLL was pretty fun, some light and enjoyable read, and this sounds like it would be enjoyable, too. I have to say, I'm not surprise about the ending without answer : the PLL series are full of that!

  5. @Juju - Haha, Thanks!

    @Nina - I love the cover too!

    @Alexa - Ok, thanks!

    @kay - I'm going to have to try the PLL series!


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