“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that you’re eagerly anticipating.
I usually do WWW Wednesday but I’m still reading the same book I was last week, which either means the book is long and/or not that enjoyable (it’s the latter, but just barely). Anyway, I thought I’d give this meme a try.
For my first WoW I have chosen The Lying Game by Ruth Ware. Now I’ll be honest, I didn’t particularly enjoy her first two books but her synopsis’ just have a way of pulling me in so I’m hopeful that she’ll surprise me with a good one. They weren’t awful per se, her characters just need a bit of work.
Publication Date: 25th July
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 her horror, 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 lying to 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 happens to be Kate’s father).