Sutton Mercer has it all. She's the popular "It" girl at Hollier High. She's got the hot boyfriend. She's co-captain of the tennis team. And, oh yeah, she's dead. Somehow, her spirit has managed to find Emma, her long-lost identical twin sister. Emma doesn't know Sutton is there, but somehow they are connected.
Emma Paxton doesn't know anything about Sutton, either. At least not until creepy Travis, the son of her foster mom, shows her a snuff video on the Internet starring someone who looks identical to Emma. Emma has to find out the truth about Sutton. Did someone die in that video? Does Emma have an identical twin that Becky never told her about?
With one seemingly innocent Facebook message, Emma's life turns into one dangerous mystery after another. Sutton never shows up to their meeting place, and Emma, being mistaken for Sutton, is dragged to a party by Sutton's friends. Emma tries telling Sutton's family and even the cops that she is not Sutton, all to no avail. When Emma receives a mysterious note saying "Sutton's dead. Tell no one. Keep playing along...or you're next," she realizes that this is no longer a game, and her life depends on her finding out who killed Sutton.
Sutton Mercer is dead. Trust me, this is no secret. The reader learns this on page four of the novel. Now you're thinking, "I've read this before." Nope, don't go into THE LYING GAME thinking it's just a rip-off of the PRETTY LITTLE LIARS theme. Yes, there is a murder. Yes, there is a mystery. Yes, you will keep wondering who is behind everything. But from there, THE LYING GAME goes in a far more sinister direction. Be warned: you won't want to put it down once you start it. Everyone is a possible suspect, and nothing is resolved.
I was addicted to the PRETTY LITTLE LIARS series, and now I see that I am going to be equally obsessed with THE LYING GAME. There is so much that has to be answered that I know I'm going to be eagerly awaiting each new installment of this series now, too!show more