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Two Truths and a Lie (The Lying Game #3)

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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 wheth ...more
Hardcover, 292 pages
Published February 7th 2012 by HarperTeen (first published January 1st 2012)
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Elissa
Mar 18, 2012 added it
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Raul
Jan 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this installment in the series! At this point I trust no one and suspect everyone. Anyone could have done it! I'm so excited to continue on with the series.
Kate ♡
Dec 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-read
Might as-well write this review whilst I'm supposed to be studying

Two Truths and a Lie

So i started this book back in 2012, and read 211 pages, which is ridiculous considering the whole book is only 291 pages... why didn't my past self just finish it? hahaha

I spent a while looking at recap blog posts of the book before this, and skimmed over that pages I'd already read in this book, and that worked surprisingly well, i was able to dive right back into the story!

I really don't know what exactly
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Yogini Jhingan
Feb 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I love the Lying Game series and was eagerly awaiting this book. I like how the story unfolds here and we get to see even further into Sutton's memories. Although I'd wish the next books brings even more answers and flashbacks. What I really like is how dimensional all these characters are, specially Thayer. This is by far my favorite Lying Game book till now. However, in this book I feel there was something really off about Ethan. I know how it's being shown towards the end that Laurel might've ...more
Bern
Feb 12, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya, whodunit, perfection
Lame.
Vanessa
May 28, 2012 rated it it was ok
This review is definitely affected by reading this book immediately after Never Have I Ever. Reading this immediately after finishing the preceding one, there are a lot of pretty large holes in the plot. For the first few chapters, I assumed that the author may just have made a mistake. Instead, all of the plot holes were actually Emma conveniently forgetting things that were relevant to the suspect of the book. Had Emma remembered everything she had conveniently forgotten, the mystery in this b ...more
Roline
Aug 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
OHMY! I absolutely loved The Lying Game and Never Have I Ever. I don't know but I noticed that this series is just like Pretty Little Liars. Someone was killed, Suspects, Secrets and stuffs...

So far I liked what I read so I'd like to watch this series (if it even becomes one (; )....
Jessi
Oct 19, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-books
Vollständiges Review auch hier: https://xobooksheaven.wordpress.com/

Inhalt:

Sie sucht den Mörder ihres Zwillings...

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

Nur äußerst knapp hat Emma Paxton zwei Mordanschläge überlebt. Außer ihrem Freund Ethan weiß keiner, dass sie in die Rolle ihrer ermordeten Zwillingsschwester Sutton geschlüpft ist, um deren Mörder zu überführen. Bei den Ermittlungen stellt Emma fest, dass Suttons Herz alles andere als rein war: Die
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Isabella
Jun 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2015
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Majibookshelf Juhina & Farah
I am a huge fan of murder mystery/ psychological thriller novels, and I have been a fan of this series ever since I picked up The Lying Game #1 back when it first came out. Sara Shepard knows how to create this creepy, mysterious environment where everyone becomes a suspect and the chase for the truth becomes more like a game of hide and seek. This is not a newsflash since Sara Shepard is already famous for her "Pretty Little Liars" series, and while I did not read the books, the show is one of ...more
Icy
May 22, 2015 rated it liked it
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Nadine
Jan 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bücherregal
Das Buch hat nicht nur die beste Farbe, sondern ist auch bis jetzt das mit dem besten Inhalt.
Ana
Apr 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gostei imenso. Desde o início da série que suspeito de alguém e estou bastante curiosa para saber se estou ou não certa.
Aly
Mar 14, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya, mystery
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Is there a recurring pattern here or is it just me? Emma ("Sutton") picks someone to blame due to suspicious motives, the Actual Sutton ghost has a memory flashback, marking that person as the supposed killer. Outstanding evidence proves against that person and in the end....Its not them. They've been proven innocent by the continuation of the same memory Sutton Ghost had or something else.
Let's just hope for the sake of our sanity that Hide and seek is the last book in the seri
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Heidi Hardin
Jun 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves Lying Game, PLL, or a good murder mystery
Shelves: favorites
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Buddy
May 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ich habe 100 Vermutungen. .grrr.. weiter geht's mit Band 4...
Lazar
I liked the first two books a lot more than this one.Its more like a filler book but it was ok! Now Laurel is the suspect :3 Can't wait to read the rest of the series
Rana Desoky
Nov 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Fab !
Amelia Hill
Mar 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Added a creepy new twist to the book series which I loved. It made the suspect pool grow bigger but it was worth it.
hayden
3.5 Stars

I'm a bit underwhelmed here. I just can't help but feel like the book series has lost pizzazz since the TV series has started.

In Two Truths and a Lie, Emma Paxton is living the life of her twin sister, Sutton, and trying to figure out who murdered Sutton. The book is narrated by Sutton watching over Emma, so it's in third person and first person at the same time. It still weirds me out. Sutton doesn't comment on things much, so it reads like third person limited from Emma's point of vie
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Adriana
Jun 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
A Small Note:

I've read this book before so this review will have thoughts on what I thought before and after rereading this book again. I wasn't able to write a review before so I'm making up for it with this one. If you haven't read the first two books you might get some new details ruined for you naturally.

My Thoughts:

Two Truths and a Lie picks up with Emma discovering Thayer in her bedroom. Thayer has become a new prime suspect with Sutton's friends and sister being cleared so she's terrified
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StorySeekers
Nov 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Juhina
Nov 09, 2011 rated it it was ok
I am a huge fan of murder mystery/ psychological thriller novels, and I have been a fan of this series ever since I picked up The Lying Game #1 back when it first came out. Sara Shepard knows how to create this creepy, mysterious environment where everyone becomes a suspect and the chase for the truth becomes more like a game of hide and seek. This is not a newsflash since Sara Shepard is already famous for her "Pretty Little Liars" series, and while I did not read the books, the show is one of ...more
Rachel
Jan 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
For my theories about this book, check out: http://unforgetablebooks.blogspot.com/

I did not enjoy this book as much as the second one, Never Have I Ever, but I still enjoyed it. This book seemed to repeat many of the events from the second book just with a different story. The date that Emma have in the middle of the book seems similar to the photography date from the second book. In the second book Emma struggles with deciding to date Ethan or not and in this book decides if she wants to tell S
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Amanda K
Mar 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
Also reviewed on my blog, The Vintage Bookworm

I know this is sad, but even though I'm on the third book in this series, I STILL have trouble trying to separate the characters and happenings in the TV show and the characters and happenings in the books. I mean, they are mostly completely different. But I do love both.

Sara Shepard really knows how to write a good mystery. She keeps it creepy, but enjoyable and glamorous. If that makes sense. I love both Pretty Little Liars and this series. TV show
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April
Jan 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
(Originally @ CSI:Librarian.)

As I noted previously, it is difficult to review books in a series and come up with something new to say if the books continue to be similar to one another in quality and content. That said, I read this book even faster than the last two, and it's probably my favorite so far.

Matters are becoming increasingly more complicated and confusing for both Emma and her deceased twin Sutton. All the light shed on alibis and motives has really come to amount to nothing much, pa
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Olivia
Aug 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
I have been excited to read this one ever since I finished the last book a couple months ago. I couldn't wait to find out more stuff about Thayer. I am so happy that this book didn't disappoint! I actually enjoyed this one more than, "Never Have I Ever". The last book was all about the Twitter Twins, but they weren't in this book much at all. Emma is more focused on Thayer and her relationship with Ethan. While this book did feel like a filler book for the next, there were a lot of hints of who ...more
Kayla
Apr 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Jennifer
Dec 08, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult, mystery
I have no idea why I paid for and read this book. I didn't like the first book in the series and found the second one to be just okay. I have been enjoying the TV show based on the books, but it really has very little in common with the books other than the name and the fact that there are twins separated at birth.

As I mentioned in my review of The Lying Game, I have a problem with the supernatural aspect of the series. It seems like a really thin plot device to have the "ghost" of Sutton follow
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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)
  • Hide and Seek (The Lying Game, #4)
  • Cross My Heart, Hope to Die (The Lying Game, #5)
  • Seven Minutes in Heaven (The Lying Game, #6)
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“I'll take good care of her for you,' Emma thought as she tapped her fingers on the leather-wrapped steering wheel.
I smiled. She'd better.”
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