The Lying Game has been acquired eOne who are set to develop the project for TV.
The novel starts after a woman walking her dog in an idyllic coastal village finds something sinister in the local estuary before three young women in London receive a mysterious text message from one of their friends. The women had been at boarding school together and were known for playing the ‘lying game’, telling lies to fellow boarders and teachers, before they were expelled following the death of the school’s eccentric art teacher.
“The Lying Game is an edge-of-your-seat thriller that continues Ruth’s cinematic storytelling with a swift pace and tension-raising style that makes it impossible to put down,” said Pancho Mansfield, eOne’s President, Global Scripted Programming, Television. “We are thrilled to partner with Ruth and Gotham to bring this captivating story, which captured the imagination of fans around the world, to the screen.”