The Lying Game #4. HarperTeen (July 2012) Library
My friends and I used to play lying games.
Now my twin sister is living one.
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 looks and sneaking around with my ex-boyfriend. And it turns out my parents are keeping a huge secret—could it be the reason I’m dead?How far would they go to keep the truth buried? No one can harm me now, but Emma is still fair game. And if she’s not careful, she’ll end up buried, too. . . .
Now this is what I was looking for in Two Truths and a Lie. There is action and plot twists that I was expecting in the last book but I didn't get as much as I did in the first two books. Hide and Seek wasn't as thrilling as it could be but it did have Emma being chased by her family. Yes, this time around the killer could be someone in Sutton's family. Last time Emma became worried about Laurel being the killer when she stared daggers at her when Thayer came around. Although, it's just not just Laurel that Emma has to be worried about. Certain people in her family have started acting suspiciously in a way where Emma can't move fast enough to solve the mystery of her sisters murder.
So many secrets revealed! I can't even start on how amazing the next book is sure to be. With Hide and Seek we see a focus more on Sutton's family. Some of them are keeping a big secret that could change everything. Sutton's father becomes nervous and down right scary towards Emma. She doesn't know what to believe anymore. It can still be anyone in my opinion. It's getting close to the end of the series so the killer may be exposed in the next book.
Ethan and Thayer are acting very protective of Emma. It's a love triangle with only one of them knowing the truth about who she really is. I liked that there was more focus on the (albeit odd) romance as well as Sutton's family. Shepard seems to be going through everyone before the big reveal which I hope is as shocking as it should be.
Ethan this time around is becoming closer with Emma's friends especially since Thayer is around. Thayer still has feelings for her. You can tell by the way he's always grinning and sitting next to Emma. It's kind of adorable. I guess I like the "bad boy" in this one because Thayer is acting really sweet towards Emma. Wait until he finds it's not her... He's going to be devastated. I wish there was more of him but at least he isn't stuck in jail like last time. I still like Ethan. It sounds like he was acting weird at the ending of the last book because Emma introduced him as his friend to Thayer so I understand his reaction now. He's the same as ever. You do get a glimpse into his home life. I wonder what's going on there. I think I wonder with everything in this book. There are so many things I feel like speculating which makes this series so good. It keeps you on your toes and it always ends with a great cliffhanger.