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Town Red Paperback – August 31, 2012
"The Lying Game" by Ruth Ware
From the instant New York Times bestselling author of blockbuster thrillers In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Woman in Cabin 10 comes Ruth Ware’s chilling new novel, The Lying Game. Pre-order today
From the Author
RYAN DOHERTY MYSTERY SERIES:
Present Tense (a Kindle short story)
Way to Go
Taking the Rap
Friend of the Family
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Town Red is the first in a series of mysteries with a metaphysical twist. The series features the cocky homicide detective Ryan Doherty as he solves high profile murders as well as navigating his budding relationship with psychic empath, Catharine Lulling. After the loss of his partner and best friend Jon Lange, Ryan receives messages and advice from Jon on the "other side."
Part police procedural, part fantasy, this series is heralded as "Books you can't put down."
The Ryan Doherty Mystery series is a favorite of Book Clubs!
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Top customer reviews
Once that concern was out of the way, I was riveted to the story. I don't generally read a lot of murder mysteries because I usually figure it all out and just when I thought I had, Ms. Moss surprised me again, by totally changing direction and revealing an unexpected ending. Hooray!
I found the characters believable and the plot true-enough-to-life that I wasn't even bothered by the slight metaphysical aspect to it (something which would normally turn me off). I read this in about 12 hours; I honestly couldn't put It down.
This is an excellent first novel and I hope to read more about Det. Doherty and the 18th.
Overall I liked this book. It was a quick read and the characters were interesting enough to keep me wanting to learn more about them. The police procedural plays out effectively without feeling like a ripoff of Law & Order.
I think it falls apart a little near the rising action and end when the author hints at darker forces at work but never really fully explores this vein, denying the reader a certain level of pay-off.
A combination of mystery, psychology, action...fabulous!