[Review] The Lying Game by Sara Shepard


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 thePretty Little Liars books, comes a riveting new series about secrets, lies, and killer consequences.

Let the lying game begin.


My thoughts:

What could you ask more? An appealing cover, exciting and intriguing synopsis, a fast mystery read — The Lying Game is packed with just the right amount of suspense, thrill and tension. This a book that will keep you thinking and guessing all the time.

So the story started with one thing certain — Sutton’s dead. The first few chapters are very much dragging. Sutton found herself waking up in a different, unfamiliar place, and then saw someone who is much very much alike her. She later found out that she is actually dead, and that she was dragged to that place because Emma, the one alive, is actually her long lost win sister. I was very much hooked with this brilliant plot of a teen trying to solve her sister’s murder. Emma went to a series of exciting events that will hopefully help her discover the true killer. Sutton’s life was also introduced with her group of friends Charlotte, Madeline and her sister Laurel, who do serious pranks to everyone, including their own circle of friends. I must admit, some pranks on their Lying Game are actually really shocking and disturbing. And as Emma goes along, she then discovered that Sutton’s killer is most likely to be one of very close friends. WHOOO.

The occasional flashbacks showing the real events on what happened to Sutton and what her life’s like also kept me reading. I guess it’s the purpose of letting the reader solve the mystery too. Although I very much like the book, and the whole story is a rollercoaster ride, I can’t help but crave for answers! The story just ended with no tie-ups. That’s why at first, I gave it 4 stars. I was hoping that the Emma will then discover who the killer is, (I even suspected Ethan, duh!) but I guess I should save all the frustration and just wait for the next book. But I eventually changed my mind, cause isn’t that the purpose of a series? I think the next book will be as very much exciting as The Lying Game, because this time, Emma won’t stop running but instead, she’ll play along, and she promised she’ll know who the killer was. Yeah, sounds FAB! So really, I’m so eager to read the next book! Totally love it!



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It’s official: THE LYING GAME TV series to premiere this fall on ABC Family! Cast also revealed! See more details HERE.


It’s up till May 15th

2 responses to “[Review] The Lying Game by Sara Shepard

  1. It's coming out in as a tv show?!?!?! OMG!:DI loved this book, I also loved Sara Shepard's Pretty Little Liars (both the books and the shows) and I can't wait for Never Would I Ever!(:Awesome review!lisawww.turningpages94.blogspot.com

  2. I wish we got the tv show here in Canada. I would be interested to see how it differs from the book.The book was cute. Slightly confusing with the 2 POVs. But a quick read.

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