|By (author):||Ware, Ruth|
|Subject:||FICTION / General|
|FICTION / Literary|
|FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological|
|FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster|
|Size:||9.00in x 6.00in|
|From The Publisher*||The highly anticipated fourth novel from Ruth Ware, The Globe and Mail and New York Times bestselling author of the In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10, and The Lying Game.|
Harriet Westaway-better known as Hal-makes ends meet as a tarot reader, but she doesn't believe in the power of her trade. On a day that begins like any other, she receives a mysterious and unexpected letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. She realizes quickly that the letter was sent to the wrong person-but she also knows that she can use her cold-reading skills to potentially claim the money.
Hal attends the funeral of the deceased and meets the family...but it dawns on her that there is something very, very wrong about this strange situation and that the inheritance is at the center of it.
Full of spellbinding menace and told in Ruth Ware's signature suspenseful style, this is an unputdownable thriller from the Agatha Christie of our time.
|Review Quote*||Praise for The Lying Game|
"This is the sort of territory where Ruth Ware is most at home. She's strongest when she's writing about embattled women, best when characters have a slight sense of privilege about themselves, most effective when events creep along the edges of disaster. Ware's new book has all of this plus an air of foreboding that won't go away."
|Review Quote*||"An addictive mystery that reminds us how lies can come back to haunt us, even when we think they're long buried. An absorbing summer read perfect for a stormy night out at the lake, The Lying Game will capture your attention and hold it until the very end."|
|Review Quote*||"So many questions... Until the very last page! Needless to say, I could not put this book down!"|
|Review Quote*||"A single cryptic text, ‘I need you,' reunites four friends in the stippled light of an English seaside village just as surely as it signals readers that they're in the hands of a pro…The Lying Game makes good on its premise that tall tales have consequences, especially when they're exposed to the glare of truth."|
|Review Quote*||"Ware's third outing is just as full of psychological suspense as her earlier books, but there is a quietness about this one, a slower unraveling of tension and fear, that elevates it above her others...Cancel your plans for the weekend when you sit down with this book, because you won't want to move until it's over."|
|Review Quote*||"Ware masterfully harnesses the millhouse's decrepit menace to create a slow-rising sense of foreboding, darkening Isa's recollections of the weeks leading to Ambrose's disappearance… with arguably her most complex, fully realized characters yet, this one may become her biggest hit yet."|
|Review Quote*||"[An] engrossing psychological thriller... Ware builds up a rock-solid cast of intriguing characters and spins a mystery that will keep readers turning pages to the end."|
|Review Quote*||"Full of anticipation."|
|Review Quote*||"Another edge-of-your-seat thriller you don't want to miss."|