Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Lying Game- Sara Shepard

 Tile: The Lying Game
Author: Sara Shepard
Format: Hard Cover
Source: Bought used
Rating: 3/5

Goodreads Summary:

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, carefree daughter when she hugs my parents good night? 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.

This is very similar to the Pretty Little Liars series. Since it is by the same author I assumed the writing style would be somewhat but I also found the story line to be very similar also.  I actually preferred the Pretty Little Liars series to this one.
This story is about Emma and Sutton who are identical twins who have never met. Sutton was adopted by a rich family while Emma has been though the foster care system without ever finding a place in the world to call home. She finds out about Sutton through a video online of her appearing to be murdered.  As Emma prepares to meet Sutton she finds out Sutton has been murdered and the person who committed it wants Emma to pretend to be her sister. We see flashes of Sutton and find out more back story but it is Emma who is doing the more investigative work.
I enjoyed the first book but found it very similar to her other writings. I would read the sequel and see if I enjoy it further. 

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