THE LYING GAME by Sara Shepard

THE LYING GAME

Age Range: 14 & up

KIRKUS REVIEW

This first in an intriguing new series reunites long-lost twins, but only after one has been murdered. Emma, the living sister, has been raised in foster care and learns of her wealthy twin just as Emma’s kicked out of her last home. Sutton realizes she’s dead, but she can’t remember much of her life. She attaches her ghostly self, undetected, to Emma and reads Emma’s thoughts, giving the novel a compelling first-/third-person point of view. Both twins want to solve the murder, even as Emma almost inadvertently takes Sutton’s place at her home, where no one knows she’s dead. However, a good twin/bad twin scenario emerges, as Emma learns that Sutton and her friends enjoy playing cruel pranks. But could one of Sutton’s friends, or even someone closer, be the murderer? Shepard keeps the action rolling and the clues confusing as she spends this installment uncovering the twins’ characters but not solving the murder yet. Naturally, boys and fashion also figure into the story, fleshing out a distinctive scenario that should appeal to many teen girls. (Paranormal chick lit. 14 & up)

Pub Date: Dec. 7th, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-06-186970-9
Page count: 320pp
Publisher: HarperTeen
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15th, 2010




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