Sara Shepard Writing Styles in The Lying Game

Sara Shepard
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Point of View

The story is presented in first person from Sutton's point of view but Sutton's perspective is limited by that of her twin sister, Emma. The twist on that perspective is that Sutton is dead from the opening pages of the book. The entire focus of the book is a quest to discover who killed Sutton. Sutton herself doesn't remember which maintains the mystery and the sense of suspense. Initially, Sutton is confused but comes to realize that she's dead. She has little control over what she sees or where she goes and is somehow tied to Emma. Sutton is not in Emma's body but can only go where Emma goes and can only see what Emma sees. An example of this occurs when Emma is in the kitchen of the Chamberlain house and the killer slips in behind her, choking her with her necklace. Sutton is...

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