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The Lying Game

It was nice to revisit an author who writes spectacular thrillers. This is the fourth book by Ruth Ware I have read and I would recommend them all. The Lying Game by Ruth Ware did not disappoint. Four friends end up back together when one, Kate, send out a text, summoning them back to her hometown where they briefly went to boarding school. Something happened during the one year they were there and is now resurfacing, possibly implicating them all in something illegal. They are thrown back into the past, especially the three who do not live in Salten, as they try to figure out who they can trust and what actually happened those many years ago.

It will definitely keep you guessing trying to figure out who done it (although I was close the whole time and not completely off). Enjoy!


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The Girl Who Lived

There are so many ways to read books these days, especially when those ways are free! I rent most of my Kindle books from the library (you can read through the Kindle app on any device – smartphone, tablet/iPad, or actual Kindle) but can also get them through Amazon. Prime Reading is a completely free way if you have a Prime membership and Kindle Unlimited is another way if you want to pay a little more. I had a free trial of Kindle Unlimited for a while, but found that I still mostly got books from the library, so I didn’t want to pay for it. But if you have the patience to browse through Prime Reading options you can find some good ones!

The Girl Who Lived by Christopher Greyson is on Prime Reading and was such a quick read. I did enjoy it, but I may have enjoyed it more because the book before was not very good. So the bar was a little low. But I still think it was good overall! If you like trying to figure out who did it, this is a book for you.

Faith’s sister was murdered in front of her after they walked into the scene of her father, best friend, and best friend’s mother having been murdered. Somehow she escaped. The murderer and his accomplice, who she saw, got away after the police decided her father had committed the murder-suicide. And Faith’s life spiraled into a struggle with drugs, alcohol, anger, and an obsession with finding the murderers. Most of the story takes place days before the 10 year anniversary of the murders, when Faith is released from a mental hospital.

Overall, the story is great and every few chapters you think someone else did it or is involved. It definitely keeps you guessing. My only complaint is that even for someone who experienced a very traumatic event, Faith’s actions are very stupid. It’s understandable that she has trouble trusting people, but some of the things she does, whether drunk or not, are just a little unbelievable. I think the author tries to justify this at the end by making it vague whether Faith actually suffers from mental illness or not. But overall, I wanted to keep reading and find out who done it! If you like psychological thrillers, I recommend. And it doesn’t drag out at all. Enjoy!


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What We Forgot To Bury

If you are a reader and aren’t on Goodreads, you should be! Not only is it a great, easy way to track what books you’ve read, but you can win FREE BOOKS! I’ve been on a bit of a winning streak lately: I won 2 free Kindle books from Goodreads and a whole free family meal from a local restaurant! I can no longer say I never win anything!

This was the first book I won. I’m not going to lie, I’m a little skeptical of free books (although it’s a little different when it’s a giveaway). I’ve tried some of the books available through Prime Reading and they can be hit or miss. What We Forgot To Bury by Marin Montgomery was definitely slow to start and it took longer to get into the story and know where it was going than I like, but it’s not a long book, so I kept trudging through. It got a little better towards the end since there were some twists, but I’d still put it down there pretty low ranking my books for this year.

The two main characters, Elle and Charlotte, are both living with dark and muddled pasts. Their lives become entwined, though not completely by chance, and so do their histories. The interesting thing about this story to me was that you don’t trust or really like any of the characters. There are times when you feel for them, but none of them are completely likeable. The father who may or may not be wrongfully imprisoned for manslaughter, the daughter who may or may not be trying to hurt her father’s ex, the ex who may or may not be lying about everything to everyone. I think that’s why the story was hard to get into – as a reader you don’t know the truth about anyone or anything. Usually there’s one perspective that is true or you know you can trust. These characters all just lie constantly or have personality traits that make them seem like they’re lying. And there are a LOT of holes in the story line.

The last quarter of the book definitely had me more on the edge of my seat because there was a little more action. If you like thrillers and have the patience to wade through the weeds at the beginning, you might end up enjoying it. Though I am still confused about the title of the book…no idea where it came from or how it relates to the story. Book #19 done!