The Lying game #4 Gemmeleg
Title: Hide and Seek
Series: The Lying Game #4
Author: Sara Shepard
Published in English: 2012
Dansk titel: Gemmeleg
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2012
Finished Reading: May 2019
Genre: YA & Mystery
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
MY FRIENDS AND I USED TO PLAY LYING GAMES.
NOW MY TWIN SISTER IS LIVING ONE.
When I was alive, my family seemed picture-perfect. My adoptive parents adored me, and my little sister, Laurel, copied my every move. But now that my long-lost twin, Emma, has taken my place to solve my murder, we’re both learning just how flawed my family really is.
Laurel is shooting Emma nasty looks and sneaking around with my ex-boyfriend. And it turns out my parents are keeping a huge secret – could it be the reason I’m dead?
How far would they go to keep the truth buried? No one can harm me now, but Emma is still fair game. And if she’s not careful, she’ll end up buried, too.
The book is nearly a copy or rip-off depending on how you look at it of the first three books. The same plot exists and same type of drama surrounding Sutton’s murder. I had hoped that this would serve as a finish to the long series and we’d finally figure out who’s the real killer but as it turns out there’s two more books that covers that part in addition, those two books hasn’t been translated and I’m not able to find them anywhere. I really wanted to figure out how it ends but it seems like I’m left with guessing games, because I’m truly tired of this setup of Emma finding a new suspect in each of the books, sometimes even two suspects and she’s nowhere close of figuring out the truth about that night. I’m starting to think that it’s a setup, Sutton is alive, and somehow Shepard has been playing a wicked game with us from the start.
I didn’t get much out of this book, and frankly, it seems like it was only written for earning more money. In a way I’m glad there’s only two more books it makes it possible to actually finish it, but I think that Shepard could easily have dragged this out in ten more books or so.
One thing’s for certain Shepard got a real good thing going but she’s about to spoil it, the series should have ended here instead of the prolonging that is happening. The more I read this series the more I realize that it’s mainly aimed toward younger readers – there’s just something about the feel of the book, which has somehow changed for me.
I’d like to end the series but if I’m going to be dragged through, two books more of the same pacing and drama I’ll quit.
Hm, I must say I’m disappointed now. Emma isn’t as smart as I had hoped!