Series: The Lying Game (Book #1) Published: December 7th 2010 by HarperTeen
Pages: 307 Rating: 4 stars Age Recommendation: -
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.
I didn't really know what to expect with this book because having just finished "Ruthless" which I really didn;t I was worried that I would feel about the same about this book, but I found that I enjoyed this book quite a lot.
I thought that the plot of this book was pretty good, I thought that it dragged for the first half of the book but then the plot really started to pick up. I thought that there was a lot of suspense in this book once I got about half way through and I found myself trying to figure out who the killer was along with Emma. There was a lot of twists in this book and things that I did not see coming at all and I loved how we got the dual narration and we got flashbacks throughout the book.
The characters. For me the side characters really seemed to fall flat. I found that I had to keep turning back pages and really thinking about who the side characters were whick I really do not like in a book. I thought that all of the main characters were written pretty well, for me Ethan and Emma were the two stand out characters for me, they seemed to be the most relatable and the most likeable characters out of the whole book. I really found myself not likeing the character of Laurel I found that he character got on my nerves a lot so I'm hoping that changes in the next book.
Overall I thought that this book was a solid start to The Lying Game series and the book left on such a cliff hanger that I am dying to get my hands on the next book in the series.