Last Time I Lied
Have you ever played two truths and a lie?
Emma has. Her first summer away from home, she learned how to play the game. And she learned how to lie.
Then three of her new friends went into the woods and never returned . . .
Now, years later, Emma has been asked to go back to the newly re-opened Camp Nightingale. She thinks she’s laying old ghosts to rest but really she’s retu...more
Two truths and a lie:
1. This book rocked.
2. Riley Sager is a thriller writing phenom.
3. I hate reading.
Pretty sure you’ve got me figured out.
Disclaimer : I get really really ridiculously excited about good thrillers now and tend to use an excess of exclamation points, so this is just a preemptive “please excuse my flabbergabbling.”
This is a true ...more
I’m trying my best to contain my excitement and review Riley Sager’s new book in a professional manner.
See that? I only used one exclamation point. I want at least 300 more! It is a spanking good, cracker jack of a novel that I could not stop reading for two days.
THE LAST TIME I LIED is a brilliant and campy (pun intended) mystery for all you grown up fans of Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys.
It will be the 2018 summer-beach-novel-must-read! This is a nostalgic and t ...more
But seriously this was really good! Perfect summer read too since it happens at a summer camp.
Fifteen years ago, 3 girls disappeared at Camp Nightingale. When it finally reopens Emma goes back as a instructor to try and figure out what happened to her friends.
Who did it? Is Emma crazy? I didn't see some twists coming and it was intriguing!
I'll admit, I wasn't as intoxicated with Final Girls last year as the general public seemed to be, but I was in tune enough to realize that Riley Sager has some serious talent in his writing repertoire. His stories are darkly compulsive, and I've come to find that his growth in the psychological thriller field is enormous between his first book (good) and his second one (great). This is EXACTLY what I like to see in an author's pattern of book releases, and I honestly could ...more
The Last Time I Lied was thrilling from beginning to end. It kept me guessing until the final pages and I certainly didn't see THAT ending coming.
On her first day at Camp Nightingale, Emma was late; her parents doing. Subsequently, as luck would have it, she got stuck in a cabin with girls much older than herself.
Luckily, her pretty and popular bunkmate, Vivian, quickly took Emma under her wing. Soon she was having a camp experience unlike any other girl her age.
I was uneasy the entire time I read this book. Part of that was my own excited expectations/anticipation of the book but the other part was Sager’s writing. He knows how to create an elusive mood that leaves you full of dread, yet wanting more. You’re reading, turning page after page, just waiting for “that something” to happen. You know it’s coming. You’re creeped out and suspicious of everyone. You can’t put the ...more
CW: violence, drowning, peeping toms, cancer, schizophreniform
While I enjoyed Riley Sager’s previous work, Final Girls, I had some issues with the writing. While I do feel that many of those issues were resolved in The Last Time I Lied, I actually prefer Final Girls. Final Girls was ...more
While reading my second book by Sager, I can't help but think that he is an 80's horror movie fan or at least grew up in the 80's watching these flicks. His other book, "Final Girls" read like an 80's horror film to me (which I loved!) and while reading The Last Time I Lied, I felt as if I was at Camp Crystal Lake....oops...I meant at Camp Nightingale. And no, there is no killer in a hockey mask chasing camp counselors through the woods here, but it does have a camp in the middle of the ...more
“Sometimes a lie is more than just a lie. Sometimes it’s the only way to win.”
Picture this: Sleepaway camp. 4 girls share a cabin until the day 3 disappear never to be found. One 13-year-old girl is left to tell their story. But her stories are built around lies.
15 years later, the same girl returns to the camp to teach art and assist the owner’s new charitable endeavor. She is assigned to the same cabin that the girls disappeared from. Once again, 3 girls go missing. Something is amiss at C ...more
This was my first book from Riley Sager, and I definitely want to read more from him. The Last Time I Lied is my first 5 stars book in 2019. Absolutely one of my favorite thriller.
The plot has everything that's gripping the reader; creepy summer camp in the woods, vanished girls, lot of dirty secrets, and more lies. Everything started 15 years ago when 4 girls shared one cabin in Camp Nightingale. But one night three of them vanished. Emma nowadays is a painter and returns to the camp as an in ...more
1. ive never been/wanted go to summer camp and now i know why. teenage girls are crazy and cabins are spooky.think youve spotted the lie? i can guarantee yo ...more
2. RS is a master at luring you into a false sense of security, only to pull the rug out from underneath, disorienting you so much that you have no idea which way is up.
3. this story is nestled in secrets so deep, even the secrets have secrets.
THE LAST TIME I LIED by RILEY SAGER was an absolutely fantastic, compulsive, thrilling, and tension filled psychological thriller that had me totally engaged and racing through those pages as fast as I could to see how this story was going to end. I was totally blown away with that absolutely shocking and surprise ending! I did another whoop at books end.
RILEY SAGER delivers an extremely detailed, twisty, atmospheric and well ...more
I have to say, I have read some outstanding books already in 2018, but this is by far the best psychological thriller for me this year! I was captivated by this book! I have a list of quotes and notes several pages long that I pulled while reading. Since I reached the sho ...more
Emma Davis goes away to summer camp at Camp Nightingale. She shares a cabin with three other girls, Vivian, Natalie, and Alison. She learns how to play a game, Two Truths And A Lie. They play it All the time. All three girls disappear without a trace in the woods at night time.
Fifteen years later the camp reopens and Emma returns as a painting instructor and finds an opportunity to try to find out what really happened to her friends, that has haunted her. Emma is assigned ...more
This was everything I wanted in a thriller!
Morally ambiguous characters, twists and turns and a shock ending.
Emma hasn’t been to Camp Nightingale since she was 13. Since the 3 girls in her cabin went missing and were never found.
15 years later Emma is working as an artist. Always painting the same scenes, a dark, eerie woodland with the 3 girls disappearing into it.
She is invited ...more
Yes six, seis, sexe,sechs,sei.... and I’m sure whatever language you choose to read this book in the result will be the same... it was just that fabulous!
Two truths and a lie...
1 I never gush over books!
2 this was the best book I’ve read so far this year!!!
3 Riley Sager is being added to my list of authors who I will autobuy/request.
I’m sure you figured it out... I am the queen of gushing! And this is a book that makes me want to shout from the rooftops! From ...more
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When Emma Davis was just 13 years old she attended summer camp at the prestigious Camp Nightingale (known to kids at her school as Camp Rich Bitch). Emma is the last to arrive and the last to leave, what happens in-between is every camper’s worst nightmare. One night, after an argument gone awry Emma’s three cabin mates (Vivian, Natalie and A ...more
“So much water. So much land. So many places to disappear.”
The Last Time I Lied was such a fun book to read during this spooky season. It really kept me on the edge of my seat, it was so thrilling, it was so chillingly atmospheric, and that ending was really unpredictable. I’m so happy I picked this book up this October! Also, to everyone who participated with us in #FridayFrightAThon, thank you so much! It was such an honor to read alongside so many of you! And hopefully this last b ...more
It is a game the girls at Camp Nightingale played in their cabin. Emma Davis was the youngest girl in the cabin and a first time camper. Her three bunk mates sneak out one night leaving her alone. Something goes wrong and they never return. Who knew summer camp could be such a dangerous place.
This scenario brought back summer camp memories of sleeping in bunk beds and sitting around campfires telling ghost stories. Fun, right? Well, maybe not at thi ...more
The Last Time I Lied had all the elements to make this a spooky, creepy good read. I loved the camp setting, eerie lake, game of truth and lies and the mystery of three girls that go missing in the night.
I loved the atmosphere of the camp setting and Riley Sager does a great job setting the feel with the descriptive writing making the camp setting come alive in my head. At times it felt like a movie playing out in my mind.
Riley Sager does a good job layerin ...more
“The Last Time I Lied” is a “campy” mystery/suspense surrounding Emma Davis, who at Thirteen went to Camp Nightingale and lived through a nightmare: all of her friends went missing one night and she was the lone survivor. Now as an adult, she is set to return to the camp as it reopens for the first time since. Several former campers, now instructors are also set to return, including the one Emma accused of murdering her friends. To make matters worse, Emma still thinks ...more
3 girls vanished from a summer camp more than 15 years ago. Emma, who had shared a cabin with them, is now being called back to the camp as they reinvigorate it to reopen it.
But Emma recalls more than she wants and beneath her own fears, she recognizes her own lies and her role in their disappearance.
Some g ...more
This is the second book I’ve read from author Riley Sager and he delivered again. His previous book, Final Girls, was also an excellent thriller and I recommend you read it if you haven’t done so yet.
On this novel, we follow Emma Davis who fifteen years earlier had attended Camp Nightingale as a teenager and shared a cabin with other three girls who disappeared and were never found. She is now a painter but her life is disrupted when the owner of the camp in ...more
Oh this is one good book! I read it in the space of 24 hours which is unheard of for me! I was hooked from the start and my heart dropped actually dropped at one of the twists. I loved the summer camp setting and with Emma being an unreliable narrator, I was suspicious of everyone and trusted no one, I was so absorbed in this world that Riley has created and I could not put this book down until I knew what happened to those girls. 🕵🏼♀️
The only downside for me was the ending, it di ...more
Let's Play Two Truths and a Lie.
I never went to summer camp and after reading this book I'll probably never be able to look at summer camp the same. I absolutely LOVED this story.
Fifteen years ago something devastating happens. Three girls vanished from a summer camp (for rich kids I might add) and no one was able to find out what happened to them. Emma was only 13 at the time but she befriended this older girls (they were 16) and she couldn't believe her friends were gone. Peo ...more
But for four teenagers at Camp Nightingale, camp is a devastating and tragic experience. Emma Davis is still haunted and obsessed by what happened 15 years ago. When she is invited back to Camp Nightingale as a painting instructor she is determined to bring closure to her shattering experience. But the truth of wha ...more
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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.