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The lying game, Ruth Ware

Label
The lying game
Title
The lying game
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Ruth Ware
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Language
eng
Summary
  • The rules are simple: 1. Tell a lie. 2.Stick to your story. 3. And never, ever get caught. In the wake of a woman's discovery of human remains, the members of a once-inseparable clique from a boarding school reflect on their participation in a dangerous game of deception that contributed to the death of a teacher
  • Four girls are best friends and inseparable at Salten, a second-rate boarding school near the cliffs of the English Channel. They are notorious for playing the Lying Game, telling lies to both fellow boarders and faculty. Their little game has consequences when they soon learn their shared past was not as safely buried as they had once hoped
Summary
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 herhorror, turns out to be something much 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, 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, with varying states of serious and flippant nature that were disturbing enough to ensure that everyone steered clear of them. The myriad and complicated rules of the game are strict: no lyingto each other -- ever. Bail on the lie when it becomes clear it is about to be found out. 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 happened to be Kate's father..
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10567317
Cataloging source
BT
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Ware, Ruth
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Female friendship
  • Secrecy
Target audience
adult
Label
The lying game, Ruth Ware
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Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20903558
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scout Press hardcover edition.
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9781501156007
Lccn
2017943545
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn993683300
  • (OCoLC)993683300
Label
The lying game, Ruth Ware
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20903558
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scout Press hardcover edition.
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9781501156007
Lccn
2017943545
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn993683300
  • (OCoLC)993683300

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