The Last Time I Lied – Riley Sager

It’s almost Friday! This week seems to be dragging on, and I can’t wait for the weekend.

Thanks to Dutton #PRHPartner for the free advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.

THE LAST TIME I LIED – Riley Sager (Releasing July 3rd, 2018)

Sager’s debut, FINAL GIRLS, was one that the #CJSReads trio reviewed last year. If you want to see those reviews, you can see them here!

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My Thoughts: 5/5 stars!

We’ve all played two truths and a lie, right? Well, what happens when that goes too far? Last year I read Sager’s debut, FINAL GIRLS, and loved it! I didn’t think it could be topped, but I think I loved this one even more. THE LAST TIME I LIED was one I could not put down. My first sitting was short-lived because life and responsibilities, but my second sitting I read pages 19-384. So basically, I finished the book that night and before I knew it it was 2am.

We go back and forth between present day and 15 years ago at Camp Nightingale, a prestigious camp for girls that lasted 6 weeks. Emma spent her first summer there 15 years ago and it ended in tragedy. The three girls she shared her cabin with – Natalie, Allison, and Vivian – all went missing and were never seen again. This caused the camp to close and the guilt has haunted Emma ever since.

Now, she is a rising star in the New York art scene, and one day she is approached at a gallery show by the owner of Camp Nightingale. Franny has a proposition for her. She is planning on reopening the camp for a summer and would love for her to come back, this time as a counselor. Emma decides to go so that she can try and find the girls that vanished 15 years ago and finally put her guilt to rest.

That’s all I’m going to say! I couldn’t believe all the twists in this one. I had moments of whispering, “what the fuck – did that just happen?” to myself. The beginning had a slower introduction but once she gets to the camp (around 20ish pages in) then things pick up and don’t stop! So many secrets to uncover, eerie events, and having to face her past, THE LAST TIME I LIED is one I can see being another popular one for the summer. If you liked FINAL GIRLS, then you’ll love this one. Now the waiting game for another novel from Sager begins.

 

What did you think of FINAL GIRLS?

–Jess

 

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