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In our third installment of Panther Reads, science teacher Robin Huggins talks about her newest read, “The Lying Game” by Ruth Ware. This story is about four women and the secrets they have kept since they were in boarding school.

Welcome back to “Panther Reads,” this time featuring science teacher Robin Huggins who recommends “The Lying Game” by Ruth Ware.  

“I either like a book or I don’t,” Huggins said. “If it doesn’t capture in the first few pages, I’m not going to read it.” The suspenseful storyline of Ware’s novel has captured this science teacher’s attention.

“The Lying Game” is a story about four women who have been friends since their boarding school days when they played a game with each other they called the lying game. This game they created ended in their expulsion, where they thought they were done with their boarding school. However, a dead body is found not far from the school and they are swept back to their school days because of the lies they have told.

If it doesn’t capture in the first few pages, I’m not going to read it.

— science teacher Robin Huggins

Huggins was able to read this book over the Spring Break during her trip to France. “I started reading it in the Atlanta airport. I like to read a little bit before I go to bed, and so sometimes I stayed up later than I should have [to read it],” Huggins said. “I don’t get to read a lot during the school year, so it was nice to read something over the break.”

She recommends “The Lying Game” to anyone who likes the horror or mystery genre. “I wouldn’t recommend this to teenage boys because it is about a group of girls, but I think if you like this type of book you would enjoy reading it,” Huggins said.