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{The Lying Game: Sara Shepard}The Lying Game by Sara Shepard
Series: The Lying Games
Published by HarperTeen on December 07, 2010
Genres: Mystery, Realistic Fiction, TV Adaptation, Young Adult
Pages: 325
Format: Hardcover
Source: Store Bought
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{Synopsis} – 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.

{My thoughts} – I have to admit that after watching the tv series this was not what I had expected. I did enjoy reading it though, I apologize for it taking me so long to complete, I think I fell into some kind of a funk.

This books is about two identical twin sisters that are separated as young children. One is raised by an adoptive family and the other is raised by their biological mother up until the mother drops off the radar and she ends up in foster care. They locate each other and correspond over the computer and through the phone and then decide to meet. The problem however is that they aren’t able to meet because the twin that had been adopted is dead and the story is written from her point of view from beyond the grave – or so to speak. That leaves it the job and obligation of the other twin to discover who killed her, why and what happened to her with little to no help. It’s got a good plot, nice mystery and its full of surprises. It is interesting to watch the one girl mold herself into her twin or attempt to in order to become her twin in a sense so that no one will discover that the other girl is missing. However, it leads her down a path that she isn’t ready to travel and it makes her rethink why she is there taking part in such a disaster, but then she remembers that she was cheated out of getting to know her sister so now she wants to do what she can in order to find out what happened. She learns that she has no real allies in this quest and those that she didn’t think she could trust she can and those that she thought she should trust she can’t. Its a huge web of lying, deceit and misconception that in the end will hopefully lead to some answers and the truth of what happened to her sister.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.