Four friends. One promise.

The text message arrives in the small hours of the night. It’s just three words: I need you. Isa drops everything, takes her baby daughter and heads straight to Salten. She spent the most significant days of her life at boarding school on the marshes there, days which still cast their shadow over her.

At school Isa and her three best friends used to play the Lying Game. They competed to convince people of the most outrageous stories. Now, after seventeen years of secrets, something terrible has been found on the beach. Something which will force Isa to confront her past, together with the three women she hasn't seen for years, but has never forgotten.

The Lying Game
By Ruth Ware

What bloggers and reviewers are saying.....

Addictive, absorbing, and laced with menace, THE LYING GAME is a summer must-read for psychological thriller fans.


An extremely atmospheric and compelling read. I read most of it in one sitting. It hooked me. The setting is marvellous.