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The Lying Game

by Sara Shepard

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | October 3, 2012 | Hardcover

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New York Times bestselling author Sara Shephard''s new series weaves a mystery of long-lost twins, mistaken identities, a duplicitous ircle of friends, and cold-blooded murder. Combining juicy plot lines, to-die-for lifestyles, a tengled web of friendship and romance, magnetic characters, and sharp-witted narration from the afterlife, the Lying Game is an alluring cross between Pretty Little Liars and The Lovely Bones. Foster kid Emma Paxton has only discovered Sutton Mercer, the wealthy twin sister she never knew she had, when Sutton drops off the face earth, asking Emma to cover for her at home, school, and with her friends - just for a few days. At first Emma enjoys trying in her sister''s fabulous life: her fiercely loyal friends, her adoring boyfriend, her close-knit family. But as Emma is drawn deeper into Sutton''s world she finds the friends are not so fabulous, the boyfriend is not who she wants to be with, and the family is clinging to long-buried secrets and a veneer of functionality. And worst of all, Sutton may not be coming back. In fact, someone may have made sure sge never could...and that someone knows Emma is not who she claims.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 352 pages, 8.88 × 6 × 1.08 in

Published: October 3, 2012

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061869708

ISBN - 13: 9780061869709

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must read I looooooooooved this book. If you enjoyed the pretty little liars series you will enjoy this one. Can't wait to get the next book!!
Date published: 2014-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply amazing. You must read this series. It maybe long but IT IS WORTH IT. You will not put it down. It keeps you on edge until the very last sentence. MUST READ.
Date published: 2014-08-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thrilling Read Emma Paxton hasn't had the easiest 17 years so far. Her mom abandoned her when she was 5 and she ended up in the foster system, going from home to home. She is troubled when her foster brother shows her a video of what looks to be her being strangled on youtube from a user named "SuttoninAZ". It turns out that Sutton is the twin sister she never knew she had, and after contacting her heads to Tucson to find out more. What she finds in Tucson is Sutton missing, presumed dead, and Emma has to fit into Sutton's life, before she becomes the next one dead. I read The Lying Game when it was released back in 2010 and since then I hadn't given it too much thought. When I found out recently that the last book has been released, I thought it would be a good time to re-read and finish the series without having to do that constant game of waiting for the next book. The Lying Game was as good as I remember. It is a YA thriller and it's definitely a gossipy, edge-of-your-seat kind of read. As Emma learns more about Sutton's life she learns what kind of person Sutton was. Sutton and her friends invented a game called "The Lying Game" where they pulled pranks on each other and other people, and some of the pranks were practically deadly. Sutton certainly isn't your nice teenage girl and I felt sorry for Emma learning about her sister. Even though I'm sure she would rather have a alive sister, even if she was a mean girl. Emma tries to hunt down who is behind the messages she receives and who kills her sister, and for this I liked Emma a lot. She is just trying to do what is right and find a murderer. The Lying Game was a fun, thrilling first-in-a-new-series. It is also a tv show, but I haven't watched the tv show. I intend to read all the books in this series (there are six) and maybe watch the show. If you like Sara Shepard's Pretty Little Liars series, or Kate Brian's Private series you will be bound to enjoy The Lying Game.
Date published: 2013-08-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Where do I even start.. I have mixed feelings about this book. Its a good idea and theme and its really creepy which I find entertaining to read. The characters are thought through and the plot has a lot of descriptive detail but for most of the book I found myself re-reading sentences all the time. I would put off reading this book too because it was mostly boring. It did have its good parts though, and maybe its just me and my unpopular opinion but I didn't love this book. I did enjoy it a little, I just don't think that it should take me 3 months to read a book, when I love reading. The ending was quite good though, so I don't know. Overall, I'm a bit torn. I'd give this book 3 1/2 or 4 star rating.
Date published: 2012-12-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Surprised! I was actually surprised with how much I liked this book. With TV shows (only TV shows, not movies) it seem that if I watch the TV show before reading the book, I like the show better. That wasn’t the case with The Lying Game. I don’t like the book or show more, I like them both the same I would say. In the TV show twins Sutton Mercer and Emma Becker (Paxton in the books) are trying to figure out who their birthmother is and figure out who wants the twins to keep secret that they are twins and may even kill them to keep that secret. The book goes on a different path than that which is why I am surprised I like the book so much. In the book Sutton is already alleged to be dead (no that is not a spoiler; it says in the description that Sutton has been murdered). So Sutton is now watching over Emma while Emma is made to take over Sutton’s life by an anonymous person thought to be Sutton’s murderer while trying to found out who killed Sutton. So that was a surprise where I was a fan of the show before the books. But now to get to the book itself. The book always kept me interest, a lot of the time I didn’t want to put the book down. Shepard has made sure to give you reasons to suspect almost everyone in the book. It was so full of mystery and you just don’t know what was going to happen next or what will happen in however many books this series will be. Even compairing the book rto the movie I was never disappointed or bored. Hopefully there won’t be too many books like the Pretty Little Liars series just because I want to find out what is going to happen and how it will end. :P I can’t wait read the next book in the series. I recommend reading the books and watching the show! They both keep me interested, I don't feel like their giving me so little that it is like the plot is going nowhere. I myself can't wait to read the next books in they series and I hope their is a second season of The Lying Game.
Date published: 2012-05-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I couldn't put this book down Sara Shepard has done it , again. This book is absolutely a it's a book you'll have trouble putting down. At first the only part I wasn't really in love with is how it's written from Sutton's point of view AND Emma's, but it really adds to the plot of the novel. A must read!
Date published: 2012-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It I love the story, I love Sara Shepard, I love her ideas. This book was really good can't wait to read the rest of the series :)
Date published: 2012-01-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic This book had everything I was looking for: Romance, Suspense and Mystery. This book I read in 4 hours flat, I just COULD NOT put it down! This book was great and I would absolutely recommend it
Date published: 2011-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from .... I loved every aspect of this book. I did not read the authors pretty little liars series so I had no idea what to expect but I was fairly impressed. I loved her writing and loved how she left me with wanting to know more. I read it in four hours flat thats how good it was.
Date published: 2011-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW- There are no words I love Sara Shepard, and her Pretty Little Liars series... and this series jsut helped to prove what an amazing authour she is... How she thinks of these ideas amazes me! this book draws you in from the first page and the story is SO different than anything else and with new twists in every chapter! if you liked the pretty little liars series you will love this series as well!!
Date published: 2011-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Lying Game this book was awesome! it was just as great as the Pretty Little Liars series! it was just as surprising! every page surprised me and gave me more information! in Pretty Little Liars i was trying so hard to figure out who killed Alison and who was sending those letters and emails to the rest of the gang. in the Lying game i am trying so hard to figure out who killed Sutton and who is threatening Emma. i just want to read the last book in the series and figure out who it is!this book was awesome and i can't wait to read the next book in the series! bye!!! ( :
Date published: 2010-11-19

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The Lying Game

by Sara Shepard

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 352 pages, 8.88 × 6 × 1.08 in

Published: October 3, 2012

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061869708

ISBN - 13: 9780061869709

About the Book

From the author of the bestselling Pretty Little Liars series comes a brand-new world of deception, intrigue, and murder.

From the Publisher

New York Times bestselling author Sara Shephard''s new series weaves a mystery of long-lost twins, mistaken identities, a duplicitous ircle of friends, and cold-blooded murder. Combining juicy plot lines, to-die-for lifestyles, a tengled web of friendship and romance, magnetic characters, and sharp-witted narration from the afterlife, the Lying Game is an alluring cross between Pretty Little Liars and The Lovely Bones. Foster kid Emma Paxton has only discovered Sutton Mercer, the wealthy twin sister she never knew she had, when Sutton drops off the face earth, asking Emma to cover for her at home, school, and with her friends - just for a few days. At first Emma enjoys trying in her sister''s fabulous life: her fiercely loyal friends, her adoring boyfriend, her close-knit family. But as Emma is drawn deeper into Sutton''s world she finds the friends are not so fabulous, the boyfriend is not who she wants to be with, and the family is clinging to long-buried secrets and a veneer of functionality. And worst of all, Sutton may not be coming back. In fact, someone may have made sure sge never could...and that someone knows Emma is not who she claims.

About the Author

Sara Shepard is the author of the #1New York Timesbestselling series Pretty Little Liars. She graduated from NYU and has an MFA from Brooklyn College. Sara has lived in New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Arizona, where the Lying Game series is set.

Editorial Reviews

?A fun and fast?moving mystery?[readers] will race through the pages as Emma pieces together clues and will have plenty to ponder as they anticipate the next installment.? (Publishers Weekly)

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17