The Lying Game

The rules are simple:

  1. Tell a lie
  2.  Stick to your story
  3.  Never, ever get caught…

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 Isa — receive a text. It says only, “I need you.”

At school, Isa and her friends used to play the Lying Game, telling lies at every turn to both fellow boarders and faculty.  But their little game had consequences, and the girls were all expelled in their final year of school.

Now, almost two decades on, Isa and her friends have been summoned back to Salten. But this is no cosy reunion.  Seventeen years of secrets lie behind them, and it’s time for the women to get their story straight…


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