Rating: 5.0/5.0 Stars
Publication Date: July 3, 2018
Main Takeaway: Exciting, fast-paced thriller with enough twists and turns to keep you up all night. MUST READ!
**I received this novel from the author and publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I received no compensation for this review, and the opinions expressed were not influenced by this transaction.**
15 years ago, Emma’s first summer at Camp Nightingale, her cabin mates – Vivian, Nicole, and Allison – went missing in the middle of the night, never to be found again. Ever since, their disappearances have haunted Emma, now a rising artist in New York, and the secrets shared between the girls have stayed with her. Just as Emma believes she’s ready to move past the grief, guilt, and mystery of her friends’ disappearances, Franny, the former camp director, asks Emma to return to Camp Nightingale for the summer for its grand reopening. But when Emma arrives, she cannot shake the feeling that she’s being followed, and as she digs deeper to solve the mystery of her friends’ disappearances, Emma may be putting herself in more danger than she ever anticipated.
First of all, wow. Riley Sager has completely outdone himself, creating a mystery so suspenseful, so thrilling, so spooky that I could not put it down. For the first time in a long time, I stayed up all night reading a book because I could not wait until morning to finish it. The Last Time I Lied sent chills down my spine and had me jumping at every shadow I saw out of the corner of my eye.
Sager gives you just enough clues to be able to put together the mystery yourself, but you won’t. He creates suspense and casts suspicion on every one and no one at the same time, leaving you guessing page after page, doomed to be wrong each time you think you’ve figured it out. The pages will turn themselves in the meantime, and you will left with a book hangover to rival the ending of your favorite series.
If you liked Final Girls, or if you really just love a good mystery, you simply must read The Last Time I Lied.