The Resource The lying game, Ruth Ware

The lying game, Ruth Ware

Label
The lying game
Title
The lying game
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Ware
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
The text message arrives in the small hours of the night. It's just three words: I need you. Isa drops everything, takes her baby daughter and heads straight to Salten. She spent the most significant days of her life at boarding school on the marshes there, days which still cast their shadow over her. At school Isa and her three best friends used to play the Lying Game. They competed to convince people of the most outrageous stories. Now, after seventeen years of secrets, something terrible has been found on the beach. Something which will force Isa to confront her past, together with the three women she hasn't seen for years, but has never forgotten
Summary
On a cool June morning, a woman is walking her dog in the idyllic coastal village of Salten along a tidal estuary known as the Reach. Before she can stop him, the dog charges into the water to retrieve what first appears to be a wayward stick, but to herhorror, turns out to be something much more sinister. The next morning, three women in and around London -- Fatima, Thea, and Isabel -- receive the text they had always hoped would never come, from the fourth in their formerly inseparable clique, Kate, that says only, "I need you." The four girls were best friends at Salten, a second rate boarding school set near the cliffs of the English Channel. Each different in their own way, the four became inseparable and were notorious for playing the Lying Game, telling lies at every turn to both fellow boarders and faculty, with varying states of serious and flippant nature that were disturbing enough to ensure that everyone steered clear of them. The myriad and complicated rules of the game are strict: no lyingto each other -- ever. Bail on the lie when it becomes clear it is about to be found out. But their little game had consequences, and the girls were all expelled in their final year of school under mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of the school's eccentric art teacher, Ambrose, who also happened to be Kate's father..
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10567317
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Ware, Ruth
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6123.A745
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Female friendship
  • Secrecy
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
Target audience
adult
Label
The lying game, Ruth Ware
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=3314587
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1004745981
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781473545991
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
789C141A-D4F6-46D3-9812-49671F5C5117
System control number
(OCoLC)1004745981
Label
The lying game, Ruth Ware
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=3314587
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1004745981
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781473545991
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
789C141A-D4F6-46D3-9812-49671F5C5117
System control number
(OCoLC)1004745981

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