The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager Book Review

The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager Book Review

The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager Book Review



In the new novel from the best-selling author of Final GirlsThe Last Time I Lied follows a young woman as she returns to her childhood summer camp to uncover the truth about a tragedy that happened there fifteen years ago.

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.




The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager Book Review


After the success of Final girls, Riley Sager returns with yet another great story. Emma is a star in the art scene due to her collection of paintings with dark colors that cover three ghostly figures in white dresses. What the buyers don’t know is that those figures are of Vivian, Natalie, and Allison. Three girls that went missing fifteen years ago while Emma then, thirteen had her first experience as a camper at Camp Nightingale. The paintings attract the attention of Francesa Harris-White the owner of camp Nightingale.


Now, Nightingale is going to re-open and Franny invites Emma. This is Emma’s chance to find out what happened to her friends. The book like Final girls set into present and flashbacks where Emma recounts what happened. I loved the mystery surrounding the missing girls. I didn’t like Vivian, I found it rather clichéd that in books it portray teenager girls as bitches. Yes, they have their moments with hormones and all but not all teen girls are bitches. It’s also a reflection as to why they get in trouble in the first place (maybe?) Anyway, some descriptions were stunning. It well-written mystery with a great twist.


Happy reading and writing. 


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