The Lying Game (The Lying Game #1) by Sara Shepard
Synopsis: I had a life anyone would kill for.
Then someone did.
The worst part of being dead is that there's nothing left to live for. No more kisses. No more secrets. No more gossip. It's enough to kill a girl all over again. But I'm about to get something no one else does--an encore performance, thanks to Emma, the long-lost twin sister I never even got to meet.
Now Emma's desperate to know what happened to me. And the only way to figure it out is to be me--to slip into my old life and piece it all together. But can she laugh at inside jokes with my best friends? Convince my boyfriend she's the girl he fell in love with? Pretend to be a happy, carefree daughter when she hugs my parents good night? And can she keep up the charade, even after she realizes my murderer is watching her every move?
From Sara Shepard, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars books, comes a riveting new series about secrets, lies, and killer consequences.
Let the lying game begin.
Edition: Ebook (I got it from my e-book library site)
Page Count: 307 pages
Rating: 4/5 stars
The Lying Game is about a girl named Sutton who wakes up in a bathtub in a house she doesn't know with no memory. A girl walks into the bathroom and doesn't respond when Sutton talks to her. Sutton soon realizes that she's dead. She follows the girl around and mystery happens.
Sorry for the vague synopsis. I feel like I might give away too much if I say anything else. I really enjoyed this book! I love Sara Shepard's Pretty Little Liars series so I thought I'd give her other series a try. I was really surprised I liked it. The action and suspense kept me turning the pages. The whole who-dun-it aspect of it really had me blown away.
I loved the writing in this book. The whole story was told from first and (kind of) third person. I thought it would be confusing but I liked it. Sutton is a very interesting character. She can't remember who she is, so it's fun finding out what she's like along with her. All though I will say some of the things that she did in her life really surprised me by how far it went. That's one of the reasons why I didn't give this book five stars. The whole The Lying Game thing really bugged me. Shepard always makes the girls in her story take things too far. That's what makes it unbelievable to me. The only other thing I wasn't a fan of was the slow pacing in the middle. It dragged for a while.
This is a fantastic start to a series and I reccomend it to anyone who loves mystery or the Pretty Little Liars series.