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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday - The Lying Game



Waiting on Wednesday was a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Although Jill is no longer hosting this event, I am continuing to post one soon to be released title each Wednesday that I can't wait to read.

I've really enjoyed Ruth Ware's books - all two of them - In a Dark Dark Wood and The Woman in Cabin 10.  In fact, our mystery group will be discussing In a Dark Dark Wood at our April meeting.  And we'll be talking about why we think these types of books, the psychological thrillers, are so popular right now.  I was excited to find out that this author will have a new book coming out soon.  This week, I'm waiting on:




Publication Date:  July 25th

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 her horror, turns out to be a human bone.

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 lying to 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 happens to be Kate’s father).

16 comments:

  1. I still have not read The Woman in Cabin 10--so I have two of Ware's novels to look forward to reading. I really like the sound of this one!

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    1. You have time to try the CABIN 10 book. Made me want to stay off boats forever. LOL

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  2. Ooh, I'll be looking forward to this one. Thanks for bringing it to our attention, Kay!

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  3. That sounds good two. I need to read Woman in Cabin 10 too.

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    1. I'll talk about this one too at the April meeting. Nice to have more by the author if people like her writing.

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    1. I'm a sucker for books that include boarding schools in the storyline. Not sure why, but there it is.

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  5. I've still not read any of her books despite seeing a million glowing reviews of them - must change that one day!

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    1. Hope you like them if you decide to try them!

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  6. Of her two novels, I thought her first one was MUCH better than her second. I am leery about this one as a result, but the premise shows a lot of promise. I hope it lives up to it!

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  7. I wasn't crazy about Cabin 10, although the audiobook was good. Still want to read In a Dark, Dark Wood, though. I'm so excited about another new P.J. Tracy book so soon, too, although I'm afraid it might end up being the last in the Monkeewrench series. Have you heard anything about that?

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    1. I read the new one recently - really early and liked it all lot. What I had heard was that the daughter was going to continue writing the series. The new one, NOTHING STAYS BURIED, will be the first published, but I'm thinking the mother probably had a part in the writing of it. Hope it does go on!

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  8. I'm in the middle of the Woman in Cabin 10 and so far it's a good one. Will be looking out of this one as well!

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  9. Oooh, yes, I'm excited to see what this new book has in store!

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