Hello everyone, and welcome back to the blog! I am so incredibly excited to talk about The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager. So without further ado, let's get into it!
This is my third Riley Sager book and by far my favorite. This blew Survive the Night and Lock Every Door out of the water. Out of any of these I highly recommend The Last Time I Lied.
The story follows Emma, who, when she was 13 years-old stayed away at Camp Nightingale. A summer camp for kids of all ages. Emma was placed in a cabin with three older girls, Vivian, Natalie and Allison. Vivian was the Queen Bee; she called the shots and everyone else followed her lead. But then Vivian, Natalie, and Allison disappear without a trace. Never to be seen again. The disappearance has haunted Emma for years. But the camp is re-opening for the summer, and Emma has been asked to come back as an art instructor. Hesitant, she agrees to go back, to stay in the same cabin she did when she was younger, and to finally find out what happened to the girls.
I loved this book. It held my attention until the very end, and it wasn't until the very end that everything started to fall into place for me. I had about 10 pages left, but still so many questions. There were twists right up to the last page.
The setting is a summer camp. In the present the camp is being re-opened after 15 years of being shut down, and I honestly loved the vibe. The whole mysterious, ominous summer camp was great for a summer read. If you're familiar with the Freeform show, Cruel Summer this book gives off the same unreliable narrator, everyone is lying vibe.
I've been really into Riley Sager's books this year. He's a new author for me, but I want to read every book of his now. I've also heard that Final Girls is really good, so that is at the top of my TBR right now.
Although, I was a little worried halfway through this book because there was all this mention of legends surrounding the lake and the camp, the mysterious background of the man who built it. I had a hard time at first seeing how everything was going to fit together, but I think overall, it all worked together pretty nicely.
Overall, I would highly recommend reading, and if you're interested in any Riley Sager book's I would also start with this one. Defintely a 5/5 star read.
Alright folks, that is all I have for this week! Come back next Wednesday for another blog post! As always thank you for reading:)