I enjoyed Ruth Ware's first two books so much that I pre-ordered The Lying Game. Maybe I'm just jaded from all the psychological thrillers that I read but I didn't find the terrible crime the girls were implicated in to be all that terrible. I also didn't understand why the narrator couldn't come clean to her husband and that she would leave him before she would break the bond of secrecy with her friends. Most of her behavior was inexplicable to me, she claimed she would die for her friends, she claimed that she was forced to live a lie because of the horrible consequences if the truth were ever revealed, but I never felt that her endless hand-wringing was anything more than melodrama. The first three quarters of the book were excruciatingly slow going, most of the action was the protagonist alternating between fretting and breastfeeding her daughter. Then finally the story picked up, only to end pages later. Overall, not the authors best work.