The Lying Game #3: Two Truths And A Lie: Two Truths And A Lie

Hardcover | February 7, 2012

bySara Shepard

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My killer is out there.

And my sister might be next.

Two months before I died, my best friend's brother disappeared. I have no idea where Thayer went or why he left, but I know it's my fault. I did a lot of horrible things while I was alive, things that made people hate me, maybe even enough to kill me.

Desperate to solve my murder, my long-lost twin, Emma, is pretending to be me and unraveling the many mysteries I left behind—my cryptic journal, my tangled love life, the dangerous Lying Game pranks I played. She's uncovered my friends' darkest secrets, but she's never had the chance to dig into Thayer's past—until now.

Thayer's back and Emma has to move fast to figure out if he's after revenge . . . or if he's already gotten it.

From Sara Shepard, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars books, comes a riveting series about secrets, lies, and killer consequences.

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My killer is out there.And my sister might be next.Two months before I died, my best friend's brother disappeared. I have no idea where Thayer went or why he left, but I know it's my fault. I did a lot of horrible things while I was alive, things that made people hate me, maybe even enough to kill me.Desperate to solve my murder, my lo...

Sara Shepard is the author of twoNew York Timesbestselling series, Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game, as well as the series The Perfectionists. She graduated from New York University and has an MFA from Brooklyn College.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.01 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061869740

ISBN - 13:9780061869747


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Never Have I Ever - Fun read! Emma’s life has never been easy. When her mother, Becky, abandon her at her friend’s house at age five, Emma has been moving around from foster home to foster home. It was at her last one, about two weeks until her eighteenth birthday where she discovers her twin sister. With a Facebook message Emma was off to meet Sutton Mercer. Unfortunately at that time Sutton was already dead, forcing Emma to play along as Sutton, as if she didn’t, she was next. Emma has been living the lie as Sutton for quite a time now. She has fooled everyone from Sutton’s parents, teachers, boyfriend and her exclusive group of friends. Yet there is one person from Sutton’s life whom Emma has not met yet. One that played a very important role in Sutton’s last day of life: August 31st. His name is Thayer Vega. Dark, mysterious, and a Vega at that, Thayer were trouble, so no wonder why Sutton fell for him. He disappeared in June, yet returned end of August to see Sutton and only Sutton before disappearing again. Yet that night (the night the book starts) Emma finds Thayer in her room. Screaming, she sends her parents and friends rushing in, and calls the cops. Thayer is back, and now, thanks to Mr. Mercer is in jail for the time being. But Thayer knows what’s up, as he can tell that Emma is not Sutton, or at least the Sutton he knew. Could Thayer have killed her sister? With that boy anything is possible. As soon as Sutton saw Thayer her heart stopped… again. Sutton just knew by looking at Thayer then he meant something to her. Even if she hated to think Thayer killed her, the evidences were not looking good. But Sutton loved Thayer, in a way they were both broken, and two broken piece made a whole for them. Yet with Thayer everything was a mystery, and giving the two memories she had of him on August 31st, it seemed that her killer was closer to her than she thought. Sara Shepard is queen at introducing new characters halfway through a series. Granted for this series Thayer was always there, and hints from Sutton’s friends made it seem like she was the reason he ran away. She kept this book fast pace, giving good detail and dialog when needed. Emma and Ethan’s relationship hit its peak as Emma has to choose between letting Ethan take a prank, and introducing him to her friends, the most un-Sutton like thing she has done yet. Both options are not pretty. Halfway through the series and no killer yet, either Emma will never find them, or they will find her. Check out more of my book reviews at
Date published: 2015-10-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good ! I really liked the 3 book in the Lying Game series, but it wasn't as good as the second one, I find some things were rushed in the book. I find some things are missing as well, sometimes the details aren't all there. I love Sara Shepard don't get me wrong but in this book I found she tried to make too much out of too little pages, it could've been so much more developed, and I also find parts were a bit useless. But definitely a must read if you've read the first 2 books, I can't wait for the last one to finally know who it is.. !
Date published: 2012-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING I love all of her books!!! im in love with the lying game books, I find they are amazing! I would definetlyreccomend this to my friends and everyone I know !!!!
Date published: 2012-04-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from too many spelling errors and discrepancies As a huge fan of Sara Shepard's books, it surprises me that I am writing a negative review of her newest release. This book was extremely rushed! It was so rushed it seemed very juvenile and as though she didn't care and just needed to have it over and done with. Also, what's with the editing? Because there are so many spelling errors and discrepancies. page 76: "I whirl around once more, ready to take off down the path toward my car, but a hand clutches my arm, hard". It indicates that her arm was grabbed but if you notice, throughout the book it is always referenced as her "shoulder" being grabbed. For example, page 78: "and then there was that hand on my shoulder,..."Last time I checked, those are two different body parts... page 128: ""Or..." Laurel said leadingly, waggling his eyebrows,..." Laurel is a female so it should be "her" eyebrows... page 65: "the point of departure was Seattle, WA, and the destination was Tucson, AZ, The date was August thirty-first." But now see what it says on page 87: "Ma'am, I see a Thayer Vega on a Seattle-to-Tucson bus that left at 9am on the morning of August thirtieth..." It indicated in the book that Thayer's bus trip was only a day long. It should be August 31, NOT August 30th! So get your facts straight Sara Shepard! I would rather wait years for a properly well written book than a rush job with discrepancies. I could go on with even more discrepancies I found but I'm sure that everyone reading this will get the idea... I have never seen a book with this many discrepancies. Also, this book is only a filler - pointless, rushed, and crummy. Not sure if I will even bother reading the next book in this series "Hide and Seek".
Date published: 2012-02-13

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“A thrilling mystery with just the right doses of romance and danger.”