Friday, June 22, 2018

The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager

This book is going to knock your socks off!

15 years ago 3 teenage girls go missing from an upscale summer camp. They disappeared into the night without a trace. Vivian, Allison and Natalie were all best friends that had been staying in the same cabin and went missing the next morning. Camp Nightingale, aka Camp Rich Bitch (love the nickname by the way) was forced to close their doors as their reputation was tainted for obvious reasons.

Fast forward 15 years and meet Emma. An artist whose painting career is taking off and should be elated with her new found success, but is instead tormented with guilt and regret. There were actually 4 girls in that cabin, Emma was the fourth girl. Emma had not known this group of girls before camp. Upon being put in their cabin with them, Vivian quickly took Emma under her wing and showed her the ropes. They became thick as thieves until the night of the girls disappearance. What happened that night? Does Emma know more than she is letting on? Why was Emma spared?

Emma is approached to come back to Camp Nightingale as a painting instructor. The owner, Franny wants to rebuild their reputation after 15 long years of being empty. Emma warily accepts the invitation in hopes to gain some closure and maybe do some snooping of her own.

There is alot of hype surrounding this book...and it is so deserving of it! I have read alot of really good books this year and this is one of the best so far. I was on the edge of my seat the whole way through this book. The ending was phenomenal. I finished it last night and spent the day thinking about it.

This is my first book by Riley Sager, I guess I have been living under a rock. How I have not read Final Girls is a mystery to me but it is on my list to purchase next. I loved his writing style. It was so easy to read and I felt like I was there at camp. I got chills down my spine each time he had them go to the latrine at night because I remember being at camp and creeping around in the dark scared out of my wits. He takes you back to that moment.

5 stars from me!

I am so glad I got the opportunity to read this book before the July publish date. Thank you to Riley Sager, Penguin Books and NetGalley.

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