Friday, July 6, 2018

Review: The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1792 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Dutton (July 3 2018)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group USA
  • Language: English

Book Description

Two Truths and a Lie. The girls played it all the time in their tiny cabin at Camp Nightingale. Vivian, Natalie, Allison, and first-time camper Emma Davis, the youngest of the group. The games ended when Emma sleepily watched the others sneak out of the cabin in the dead of night. The last she--or anyone--saw of them was Vivian closing the cabin door behind her, hushing Emma with a finger pressed to her lips.

Now a rising star in the New York art scene, Emma turns her past into paintings--massive canvases filled with dark leaves and gnarled branches that cover ghostly shapes in white dresses. The paintings catch the attention of Francesca Harris-White, the socialite and wealthy owner of Camp Nightingale. When Francesca implores her to return to the newly reopened camp as a painting instructor, Emma sees an opportunity to try to find out what really happened to her friends.

Yet it's immediately clear that all is not right at Camp Nightingale. Already haunted by memories from fifteen years ago, Emma discovers a security camera pointed directly at her cabin, mounting mistrust from Francesca and, most disturbing of all, cryptic clues Vivian left behind about the camp's twisted origins. As she digs deeper, Emma finds herself sorting through lies from the past while facing threats from both man and nature in the present.

And the closer she gets to the truth about Camp Nightingale, the more she realizes it may come at a deadly price.

About the Author

Riley Sager is the pseudonym of a former journalist, editor and graphic designer who previously published mysteries under his real name.

Now a full-time author, Riley's first thriller, FINAL GIRLS, became a national and international bestseller and was called "the first great thriller of 2017" by Stephen King. Translation rights have been sold in more than two dozen countries and a film version is being developed by Universal Pictures.

Riley's next book, THE LAST TIME I LIED, will be published in July. It was inspired by the classic novel and film "Picnic at Hanging Rock" and one horrible week Riley spent at summer camp when he was ten.

A native of Pennsylvania, Riley now lives in Princeton, New Jersey. When he's not working on his next novel, he enjoys reading, cooking and going to the movies as much as possible. His favorite film is "Rear Window." Or maybe "Jaws." But probably, if he's being honest, "Mary Poppins."

Twitter: @Riley_Sager.

My Review

The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager is one of the best books I have read all year.

I have to admit that I was completely in the dark until the end. I could not put this book down. I needed to know what was going to happen next. Now I need to read Riley Sager's first book!

Most taking place at an exclusive summer camp in upstate New York, both 15 years ago and in the present day. Emma Davis was a camper 15 years ago and now she is back as an art instructor. She is hoping to get closure about the events 15 years ago when 3 campers disappeared. Instead of closure, she is beginning to think she is losing her mind.

15 years ago, Vivian ruled their cabin of 4. And now she still is, as Emma searches for clues as to what happened to the girls 15 years ago. Then 3 more girls disappear....

Such a lovely twisty book. Highly highly recommend The Last Time I Lied.

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