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Riley Sager

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Riley Sager is the award-winning 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.

Riley's next three books, THE LAST TIME I LIED, LOCK EVERY DOOR and HOME BEFORE DARK, were instant New York Times bestsellers. His upcoming thriller SURVIVE THE NIGHT will be published this summer.

A native of Pennsylvania, Riley now lives in Princeton, New Jersey. When he's not writing, he enjoys reading, cooking and going to the movies as much as possib
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Riley Sager Both books have been optioned by studios. A film version of FINAL GIRLS is being developed with Universal Pictures. Amazon Studios is developing THE L…moreBoth books have been optioned by studios. A film version of FINAL GIRLS is being developed with Universal Pictures. Amazon Studios is developing THE LAST TIME I LIED as a limited TV series. Now, there's no guarantee these projects will actually see the light of day. The path from book to screen is filled with obstacles. Getting the right script. Casting the right people. Financing and locations and a hundred other things that sometimes makes me wonder how any movie gets made. But I'm hopeful that one day we'll see one of my books on the big or small screen.(less)
Riley Sager The simple answer is that we wanted to differentiate it from books I had published under my real name.

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The simple answer is that we wanted to differentiate it from books I had published under my real name.

The complex answer involves the publishing industry, past book sales and publisher expectations. Readers love discovering new authors, which means publishers love introducing new authors, which means it's very hard for previously published authors with low sales numbers to break out of the pack. Unless they write under a new name. Lots of writers have done it. More than most people suspect. My agent and I agreed that it was the best option for me. And that's how Riley Sager was born.(less)
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Final Girls

3.83 avg rating — 98,742 ratings — published 2017 — 5 editions
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The Last Time I Lied

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Lock Every Door

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Home Before Dark

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Survive the Night

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My Favorite Thrillers

It's Mystery and Thriller Week on Goodreads, which makes it the perfect time for a big, fat, juicy list.

After much soul-searching and shelf browsing and re-reading, I've compiled a list of a dozen of my favorite mysteries and thrillers. Each one of these books was a white-knuckle read for me. I couldn't put them down.

So, without further ado, here they are, in order of when they were published:

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“Sometimes the only way out is through.”
Riley Sager, The Last Time I Lied

“Never take anything you haven’t earned, my father used to say. You always end up paying for it one way or another.”
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“That’s not your choice. It’s already been decided for you. You can’t change what’s happened. The only thing you can control is how you deal with it.”
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“The first great thriller of 2017 is almost here: Final Girls, by Riley Sager. If you liked Gone Girl, you’ll like this.”
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