The Lying Game by Sara Shepard | Book Review

(The Lying Game #1)

Published: December 7th 2010


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, care-free daughter when she hugs my parents goodnight? 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.

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My Rating: 4 stars 4.5/5 (Amazing)

Book Information

Publisher: HarperTeen

Genre(s): Thriller/Mystery, Romance, Young-adult

Page Count: 307

Format: Hardcover

ISBN: 0061869708

This was used for the Popsugar challenge: A book based on or turned into a TV show.

This book was positively addicting! The only thing that prevented me from reading this in one sitting is that I didn’t have enough time. It did give me some PLL vibes at first, but overall it was its own story that I really enjoyed!

Quick Summary

Emma Paxton finds out she has a long-lost twin sister (named Sutton Mercer) and is excited to go meet her. The problem? She can’t meet her. Because Sutton is dead.
Now Emma is stepping into her twin’s life, and it seems no one knows that Emma isn’t really Sutton. Emma has to figure out who killed her twin before it’s too late…Read More »