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Hide and Seek (The Lying Game #4)

4.07  ·  Rating Details ·  9,287 Ratings  ·  682 Reviews


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 lo
Hardcover, First Edition, 288 pages
Published July 31st 2012 by HarperTeen (first published January 1st 2012)
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You know what, guys?

I don't care.

I don't care if Sara Shepard is a money-hungry, greedy cash cow from hell.

I don't care if she's hell-bent on making millions of dollars on each book.

I just don't care.

Hide and Seek is the best book in the Lying Game series. And, while I admit Two Truths and a Lie was a filler and didn't deserve to see the light of day, this one was so amazing.

Everything you thought you knew about the twins? Yeah. Throw that out the window. Hide and Seek makes up down and down up
Aug 09, 2012 Danielle rated it did not like it
OK, is anyone else tired of the whole set up of these books? Emma comes up with a new "suspect" in Sutton's murder based on VERY flimsy evidence. Instead of thinking through other options of what this "evidence" might mean, she immediately jumps to "murderer" and uses no critical thinking to come up with alternate plausible explanations. Emma then follows this "evidence" and other clues throughout the book only to find out in the end that -OH MY GOSH I DIDN'T SEE IT COMING- they are NOT Sutton's ...more
Kate ♡
Sep 27, 2015 Kate ♡ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, 2015-read
Hide and Seek, The Lying Game #4

okay so, this book was amazing, this series is just amazing.
I literally could not put this book down without forcing myself too.
It was constantly suspenseful, never ever a dull moment.
It kept me on my toes the whole entire book, my heart was literally pounding throughout most of it, and it was really scary at times, especially because i was reading it so late at night! haha

I just ordered the last two books in this series online, and i hope they come in soon :(
Sep 17, 2012 Webiny rated it really liked it
This was a terrific installment to what has become a respectable mystery series. Largely unlike the last book, Hide and Seek made me feel all the right emotions right on cue. Possibly not as exciting as the first two books, it still made a big jump in telling the story of the night Sutton died. I have now totally re-though Sutton's death and it may not be quite as diabolical as we all thought.

What more can I say without spoiling it? There were quite a few dramatic surprises,
Jan 11, 2016 Demi rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012, 3-stars
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Find out it's impossible to write this a review. Maybe if I re-read it someday...?

Little preview:

There's something on the story makes me read one book by one. Basically, it's the desire to find out who's the killer. Immediately after the start, I stopped over Emma's behavior. I mean come on. It has to be hard to know there's killer, but Emma, try to clarify the facts first before you start acting like a hysterical bitch.

Emma first half of the book:

She imagined Laurel banging racket to Sutton's
Manny Soto
Mar 24, 2013 Manny Soto rated it did not like it
I swear, If she writes more Lying Game books after this, Imma slap a hoe.


It sucked.

It was full of fluff.

Sara Shepard, Staph.
Sep 30, 2013 Noémy rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook
Just like with the others in the series, I breezed through this book : the storyline is just so addicting; the mystery's growing and the little twist at the end just made the whole plot that much more captivating and intense. I personnally didn't see it coming and I have to say I really like where Sara Shepard's going with it. I am a little disappointed that we'll only get the conclusion of Emma's and Sutton's 'adventures' next year and that we'll have to wait for two more books to come out to f ...more
Jun 03, 2015 Goddess rated it really liked it
Hab' das Buch genauso schnell verschlungen wie die vorherigen Teile! Einfach super! Ich liebe den Schreibstil, die Charaktere und den Plot. Leider war es mal wieder viel zu kurz, ich will mehr als 300 Seiten.
Sutton wird mir immer sympathischer und Ethan ist der totale Traumtyp.
Emma ist wie immer eine super Protagonistin nur finde ich sie teilweise zu naiv. Sie hinterfrägt nie ihre Meinung. (view spoiler)
Mar 19, 2015 Nikki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice, quick read. Keeps you on the edge of your seat, but it raises so much questions just as the Pretty Little Liar books did. And that's annoying.
Janelle Dazzlepants
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2.5 Rating


I'm so tired of The Lying Games series. I'm not even kidding. I used to love this book series so much, but now I'm sick of it. The characters are getting crummy and the plot is going nowhere. At the pace the series is going, we won't find out who the killer is until book twenty! (Even though the big arrow is pointing at Ethan..just saying!) I feel Sara Shepard is going overboard with the books. I can sort of forgive her with the Pretty Little Liars series, however enough
Pros Quick, summer read

Cons I think this series has crossed over to boring territory. In fact not only boring, but kinda bad as well. I am sick and tired of all the accusations, which you know by the end of the book are gonna be proven wrong, and for the author to try to convince you they won't, is futile. I don't like the way Emma treats people she thinks killed her sister and then when she finds out they didn't (duh) she's like "Oh. Really? In retrospect, I had no evidence whatsoever, even tho
Mar 23, 2016 Aurora rated it it was ok
I mean, the writing is great and all but the books are starting to all feel the same. The whole time I'm just like "Okay, but all the evidence pointing towards [current main suspect] is totally flimsy and overblown. Emma's just misinterpreting everything."
And then in the end of the book, I'm right.
(But I'm 4 books deep now and I can't stop so whatever.)
MaryBeth Beival
Aug 05, 2012 MaryBeth Beival rated it did not like it

This is the very last book that I will read in this series. There is no way that it takes more than 4 books to solve a murder mystery! I am sorry I ever wasted time on this series. Don't waste your time........there are way better books that have much better story lines.
Oct 19, 2015 Isabella rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2015
4.5 stars because this book is dearly the best one so far.

Ever since the first book I haven't trusted Ethan. I want to like him. Sorry I do like him but I have this gut feeling that he killed sutton and I hope I'm wrong.
Oct 17, 2015 Duanur rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
I decided to finally finish this series. They are so fun and quick to read. I need to read something like this right now and I want to know what happens at the end.

Slightly better than the previous one, but still with the same issues, more or less. Another typical Shepard book.
D.M. Omar
Apr 29, 2013 D.M. Omar marked it as to-read-series
Excited that this is the last book in the series. I love this series and can't wait to see how this book ends it. Sigh just three and a half more months to go.
Apr 19, 2016 Lazar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was better than the previous book.It was really fast and suspenseful.I can't wait to read the next one !!!
Mar 15, 2013 Luke rated it it was amazing
As suspensy as the first three. I enjoyed this so.... There was a nice twist during and at the end of this Hide and Seek. Can't wait for the next one.
Lisa Siefert
Aug 05, 2012 Lisa Siefert rated it did not like it
It's official - I fell for it again. Nothing happened and we still don't know the killer. This wouldn't be so annoying if she cranked out these books that go nowhere a little faster.
Apr 11, 2015 Alec rated it it was amazing
That was a twist I did NOT see coming.
Feb 03, 2013 Ellen rated it it was amazing
Can't wait to read this one- hope its the last, and we find out who killed Sutton!!
Mar 30, 2012 Marie rated it it was amazing
I love the lying game it is such a great book read it
Nov 01, 2016 Jessi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-books
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Für diejenigen, die Band 1 – 3 noch nicht gelesen haben, könnte die Rezension Spoiler enthalten!!!!!


Sie sucht den Mörder ihres Zwillings …

»Sutton ist tot. Sag es niemandem. Spiel weiter mit … Oder du bist als Nächste dran.«

Emma Paxton spielt ein Spiel auf Leben und Tod: Um den Mord an ihrer Zwillingsschwester Sutton aufzuklären, gibt sie sich als Sutton aus. Nur der Mörder und Emmas Freund Ethan kennen ihr Geheimnis. Nach
Nov 03, 2012 Monica rated it it was amazing
Oh Doamne! Ce carte! Si eu care eram atat de sigura atat de sigura atat de sigura ca este ultima. Ma gandeam eu: stai, cum, aflu eu cine a omorat-o pe Sutton. Da de unde! Si ma mai si gandeam ca "Prettu little liars" este mult mai complexa decat "The lying game". Ironica replica "sa mori tu" isi face aparitia, pentru ca lucrurile se complica serios, piesele de puzzle se amesteca, si mai lipsesc doar cateva, pana la aflarea crudului adevar.
Sara Shepard este geniala. Cu "Hide and seek" a depasit r
Franzi Robinsôn
This book is written by one of my favourite authors right now. Sara Shepard is definitely the kind of author that writes books in these kind of genres that I like which are ~ murder mystery, romance, suspension, plot twists, drama ect

I chose this book because my friend Francesca got me obsessed in this series Pretty Little Liars (made a review on that) IT IS AMAZING! My social life is ruined because of that series. Anyway I was searching through the school library looking for the first Pretty Li
Macy  (It's a Book Thing)
Aug 07, 2014 Macy (It's a Book Thing) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned, signed
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This was orignially supposed to be the last book in The Lying Game Series. I know I beat up Ms. Shepard a lot by complaining about how long her Pretty Little Liars series has gotten (but I mean 14 books? I think that's a little excessive), but with the Lying Game series, I am thrilled there are going to be more books! This book was probabl
For those who have read the other three Lying Game books, you'll know that all the books in this series follow a general pattern that goes something like this:

1. Emma becomes suspicious of another character and starts to believe that they killed Sutton.
2. Sutton starts to have flashbacks to when she was alive, and these flashbacks usually convince her that the accused character killed her.
3. Emma finds 'evidence' of the crime and starts to avoid the accused character at all costs.
4. Emma has a c
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YA lovers <3: Hide And Seek 1 2 Jul 12, 2014 02:34AM  
Ethan or Thayer? **spoiler alert** 3 37 Jul 11, 2014 06:45PM  
Who do you think killed Sutton? 21 103 Jul 11, 2014 06:44PM  
I don't understand... 1 14 Jul 11, 2014 06:40PM  
theory that ethan is the killer 19 162 May 31, 2013 06:31AM  
Could Sutton actually be in a coma? 21 80 May 31, 2013 04:14AM  
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Sara Shepard graduated from NYU and has an MFA from Brooklyn College. She currently lives in Tucson, Arizona. Sara's Pretty Little Liars novels were inspired by her upbringing in Philadelphia's Main Line.
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Other Books in the Series

The Lying Game (6 books)
  • The Lying Game (The Lying Game, #1)
  • Never Have I Ever (The Lying Game, #2)
  • Two Truths and a Lie (The Lying Game, #3)
  • Cross My Heart, Hope to Die (The Lying Game, #5)
  • Seven Minutes in Heaven (The Lying Game, #6)

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