REVIEW: Two Truths and a Lie (The Lying Game #3) by Sara Shepard

Title: Two Truths and a Lie
Author: Sara Shepard
Series: The Lying Game #3
Publisher: HarperTeen
Date of Release: February 7th 2012
Pages: 292

Sutton Mercer watches from the afterlife as her long-lost twin, Emma Paxton, takes over her identity to solve her murder. But after ruling out her early leads, Emma still hasn’t found Sutton’s killer. A lot of people wanted her dead—but one name keeps popping up: Thayer Vega. When the gorgeous and mysterious Thayer returns to town, Emma has to move fast to figure out whether he’s back for revenge…or if he already got it.
I love the cover, they are simple but extremely effective, its as if at the start of the story completes the mystery of the last book by completing the face but by the end of the story you have the start of the face for the new suspect.

After Emma rules out Sutton's best friends, out pops Thayer Vega; missing for reasons Emma has no idea of, with no-one helping her out except Ethan, she must try to secretly find out the truth and trace back Sutton's tracks before Sutton's killer realises.

My opinions of Sutton and Emma from my previous reviews are the same as how I felt in this book.

  • Loving, kind, friendly, happy-as-she-can-be, determined, gets-into-trouble-on-purpose-if-thats-what-it-takes, sensible, and does not like the lying game. She now easily copes with accusations of things she doesn't know about of which Sutton did as she is very clever in twisting it around to use it to her advantage and acts as clues for Suttons death, making everything that much harder for her. She is also a very likeable character who is mature and practical.
  • Unkind, hates-everyone, goes-along-with-it, ALWAYS-in-trouble, rebellious, selfish, immature, moody, and loves the lying game! She also seems to revel in everyones unhappiness and does not think about others before herself. Now that we have seen her view from the outside... she seems to regret a lot of things she has done, is great at encouraging her sister even though she knows she can't hear her and shows that she can also be practical and think through the situations and come up with valuable and accurate conclusions.

Sara is still making me suspect everyone, at one moment you think you have figured it out she drops a massive bombshell and you are back to square one.This third instalment in The Lying Games I felt was rather repetitive of the second novel, it was still extremely entertaining with suspense continuously heightening however I felt something different needed to occur; you knew automatically what the ending would result in. Though, there is no doubt that Sara Shepard doesn't give you a mystery that will instantly suck you in, she does it flawlessly! I am extremely excited to read Hide and Seek, I just hope it does not follow the same pattern as the first three books.

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