Set just months before Sutton Mercer’s untimely death, this stand-alone 100-page digital original novella from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sara Shepard is an exciting, must-read companion to the Lying Game series.
It’s the summer after junior year and Sutton Mercer’s world is turned upside down when her secret boyfriend, Thayer Vega, disappears without a trace. When he finally calls, he says he needs “space.”
Furious, Sutton does what any jilted girl would do—she gets over her last boyfriend by finding a new one. And luckily Garrett Austin is happy to step up and be her new leading man. The only catch: Garrett used to date Sutton’s best friend Charlotte. Now an annoyed Charlotte is insisting that Sutton’s younger sister, Laurel, be admitted to the Lying Game clique. If Sutton wants to keep Laurel out, she’ll need to outdo her in a series of prank challenges. Defeating Laurel should be a no-brainer, but little sis has some tricks up her sleeve. . . .
Will Sutton prove she’s the only Mercer fit for the club? Or is the Lying Game queen about to get overthrown by her not-so-loyal subjects?
I feel like this novella is a clear winner over the other one.
In this one, we get to see Sutton’s thoughts and interactions with Laurel as well as a full plot about how Laurel got into the Lying Game group. I think we get a lot more insight into Sutton’s relationships and thoughts as well as why some things are the way they are in the novels.
Another thing I really liked was the fact that we got to see into both relationships with Thayer and Garrett. We got to see how Sutton felt when Thayer disappears out of the blue and how she reacts in turn with Garrett. Through this, I think we can also see why Garrett has acted the way he has in the full length novels.
This novella actually kind of felt like one of the novels in some ways and was just as enjoyable.