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The Lying Game #4: Hide and Seek (The Lying Game #4)

4.08 of 5 stars 4.08  ·  rating details  ·  8,091 ratings  ·  616 reviews
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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
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 ♡
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 :(
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,
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
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Manuel Soto
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.
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)
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
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
Lazar Lazarov
It was better than the previous book.It was really fast and suspenseful.I can't wait to read the next one !!!

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.
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.

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.
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Lisa Siefert
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.
D.M. Omar
Apr 29, 2013 D.M. Omar marked it as to-read-series  ·  review of another edition
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.
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.
Can't wait to read this one- hope its the last, and we find out who killed Sutton!!
Starr Daphne
I love the lying game it is such a great book read it
That was a twist I did NOT see coming.
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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
If you've read my review of the third book in The Lying Game series, Two Truths and a Lie, you would know that I didn't like it and I was starting to get annoyed with the typical cycle of this series. Surprisingly, Hide and Seek broke from that mold and restored my faith in this series once again. I won't post any spoilers but I will say that a lot is revealed in this book. So much stuff!!! My heart was beating like crazy in this book took. I knew from the beginning we won't be finding out who t ...more
The book "Never Have I Ever", Is a mystery book by Sarah Shepard. It is the forth book of the series "the Lying Game", and really comes to life. " Never Have I Ever" is about a girl,named Sutton Mercer, whos identical twin sister goes looking for her thinking she's alive. When her twin gets to where her sister lived, she realizes that her sister was dead. She is forced to act as her sister, and she must find her sister's murderer, before her sister's murderer hurts her. In order to do this she ...more
Alyssa Maynard
Young adult fans are not to be messed with! We know what we want: backstabbing friends, kiniving parents, and incompant boyfriends. All that mixed with a murder so big everyone is guilty until proven innocent. All wrapped up in a box with a bow.

Sara Shepard delivers all that and more in Hide and Seek, Book 4 in the Lying Game series. The book opens up with Emma, (who everyone thinks is Sutton, Except for the killer) meeting her boyfriend Ethan for their first date, at the Tucson Planetarium. E
Hmm. Rating Sara Shepard's books is always surprisingly difficult. On one level, they're not good books. They're terrible, really, and their ratings on Goodreads always surprise me, because REALLY? No. These books don't really deserve anything higher than two stars. But at the same time, I don't hate them the same way I hate other books I might rate one or two stars. I hated In the Skin of a Lion (and here I must apologize to my grade 12 English teacher, because I read it for his class, and it's ...more
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 34 Jul 11, 2014 06:45PM  
Who do you think killed Sutton? 21 99 Jul 11, 2014 06:44PM  
I don't understand... 1 14 Jul 11, 2014 06:40PM  
theory that ethan is the killer 19 156 May 31, 2013 06:31AM  
Could Sutton actually be in a coma? 21 79 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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