This book series is about a girl named Emma Paxton who suspects she has an identical twin sister named Sutton Mercer. She decides to send her a message on Facebook. Sutton writes her back and suggests that they meet up in Tucson, Arizona. When Emma gets there she is kidnapped by a bunch of people and taken to Nisha’s party. Nisha and Sutton hate each other, but Emma doesn’t know that yet. Eventually, she realizes that those people were Sutton’s friends and they were just playing a prank on her. At this point Emma is confused and scared because she doesn’t know any of these people, but they think she’s Sutton. After the party they take her to Sutton’s house where she continues to pretend that she’s Sutton Mercer. The next morning Emma gets a mysterious note telling her that Sutton is dead and warning her that if she doesn’t keep pretending to be Sutton she will be next. Now she knows that Sutton is dead. She tries to go to the police and tell them that she is really Emma Paxton, but they don’t believe her because of all the lies Sutton has told. Emma finds out about a pranking game that Sutton and her friends used to play called “The Lying Game.” Emma begins to like a boy named Ethan, who was in love with Sutton. They start spending a lot of time together. Emma tells Ethan who she really is and he promises to keep that a secret. He tells her about the time Sutton’s friends played a prank on Sutton that almost killed her, but he saved her life. She begins to suspect that one of Sutton’s friends might have something to do with Sutton’s death. She decides to keep pretending to be Sutton so she can find out who killed her sister.
This is an amazing story! As soon as I finished a book in the series I started reading the next one and I couldn’t put it down. There was never a dull moment and there was a lot of suspense. You don’t find out what really happened to Sutton until the end and it was well written. I enjoyed this series so much that I watched the television series too. It was a little different than the book, but still very good. Sara Shepard is my favourite author.