The Lying Game #1 Den enes Død
Title: The Lying Game
Series: The Lying Game #1
Author: Sara Shepard
Published in English: 2010
Dansk titel: Den enes død
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2011
Finished Reading: May 2019
Genre: YA & Mystery
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
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, care-free daughter when she hugs my parents goodnight? And can she keep up the charade, even after she realizes my murderer is watching her every move?
I watched the show before reading the books, and I must say that the changes from show to books are significantly greater than I expected. I absolutely loved the show it was entertaining and very exciting and the people saying they had a hard time understanding the show are just plain stupid American’s whom barely knows there’s something called Europe. It was light and compelling like the book.
The biggest different from book to show is clearly the role of Sutton, she’s alive and well in the show but dead in the books. Took me some time getting used to the fact that, Sutton wasn’t there to give Emma pointers.
This is just as easy a read as Pretty Little Liars by Shepard as well. The lying game doesn’t disappoint in any way. The only negative I have to say is the introduction of the friends and missing people. Took me some time to distinct between the friends, they all seemed alike and we don’t really get to know them at all. The book mostly serve as an introduction to the drama we’re about to get in the following books, and I’m sure we will get plenty of that. I wonder if the bad people are the same as in in the series since things are different. Can’t wait.
So if you’re looking for something new to sink your teeth into that is on the more realistic side of the spectrum I’d suggest this seeing as it has just the right amount of suspense, teen angst, awesome descriptions of their cloths and surroundings, and a truly likeable main character.
If it takes some time getting into the story I can relate, but once you find yourself in the middle of all the drama, the book is sure to take you on a spin through the uncertain.
Do yourself a favor of reading the books before watching the show, the experience just isn’t the same when reading the books after finishing either the movie or series.