Ruth Ware grew up in Sussex, on the south coast of England. After graduating from Manchester University she moved to Paris, before settling in North London. She has worked as a waitress, a bookseller, a teacher of English as a foreign language, and a press officer, and is the internationally bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Woman in Cabin 10. She is married with two small children.
The Lying Game
Isa Wilde knows something terrible has happened when she receives a text reading ‘I need you’ from an old friend. Why else would Kate summon her and their friends Thea and Fatima to the seaside town where they attended school 17 years ago? The four first met at Salten House Boarding School, where they quickly bonded over The Lying Game, a risky contest that involved tricking fellow boarders and faculty with their lies. But the girls were eventually expelled after Kate’s dad, their beloved art teacher, mysteriously disappeared. Bound by their lies but needing to forget their past, they went their separate ways. Now reunited, Isa, Kate, Thea and Fatima discover that their lies had far-reaching effects and criminal implications that threaten them all. In order to protect their reputations and their friendship, they must uncover the truth about what really happened all those years ago. Atmospheric, twisty, with just the right amount of chill, The Lying Game will have readers at the edge of their seats, not knowing who can be trusted in this tangled web of lies.