The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager

The Last Time I Lied

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 ...

Details The Last Time I Lied

TitleThe Last Time I Lied
Release DateJul 3rd, 2018
GenreThriller, Mystery, Fiction, Mystery Thriller, Horror

Reviews The Last Time I Lied

  • j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]
    FIVE STARSI’m trying my best to contain my excitement and review Riley Sager’s new book in a professional manner.YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!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 s...
  • Melisa - Traveling Sister
    BREAKING NEWS!: The Last Time I Lied has been picked up by Amazon Studios to be developed into a series. 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 ...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    This is how it begins.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 autho...
  • (Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
    The Last Time I Lied has been picked up by Amazon Studios to be adapted into a limited series!!! First a Final Girls movie & now this! Yay, I can't wait!!!!! You can read all about it here --> 5 Stars for Riley Sager’s campy summer mystery - The Last Time I Lied 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 ...
  • Debra
    4.5 starsWhile 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 ...
  • Mackenzie - Traveling Sister
    Riley Sager somehow surpasses the amazing hype surrounding his first novel, Final Girls, with an absolutely compulsively-good psychological thriller full or secrets, lies, and shocking truths that you won’t be able to put down! 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 ...
  • Meredith
    “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. ...
  • Berit☀️✨Traveling Sister✨
    6 Strikingly Stupendous Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟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 gushin...
  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    Holy Shooty Balls this was a good one! 😝 I absolutely LOVED this book!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 deliver...
  • Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*
    Five Solid Shiny Stars 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 h...
  • Holly B
    Have you ever played Two Truths and A Lie? 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...
  • Carol (Bookaria)
    What a book! What a story! I loved it!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 b...
  • Shannon
    I flew through The Last Time I Lie by Riley Sager!! I loved this one! I read his previous book, Final Girls, and I enjoyed that one too. The Last Time I Lied was just so good omg. The mystery, the characters, the setting were all fantastic! This story is told in present day and 15 years ago. Fifteen years ago, Emma attended The Nightingale, a camp for young girls. The camp was run by a woman named Franny. Franny owned the camp/land and it has bee...
  • Carrie
    The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager is set in a location that will remind readers of tons of campy horror movies, a summer camp for young teens, Camp Nightingale. From the opening pages I had that distinct feeling of wanting to scream out to the main character "What are you thinking??? Don't go back there!!"You see Emma Davis had attended Camp Nightingale fifteen years before and the unthinkable happened during her summer at camp, her three bu...
  • Brenda - Traveling Sister
    Creepy good, Creepy spooky, Creepy wow!Norma and I were lost in a coulee reading The Last time I Lied with eight of our Traveling Sisters. We all ended up in the same coulee wiping the sweat off our foreheads after that fast-paced story left us sprinting right to that shocking good ending. After a nice cool drink to cool us down we shared our thoughts on that ending and there was a lot to talk about. The Last Time I Lied had all the elements to m...
  • Meredith B. (readingwithmere)
    5 Thrilling Stars!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) a...
  • Katie B
    By the time I finished this book I was really pleased at how much I enjoyed it. While I liked the author's previous book, Final Girls, I can admit it did have some flaws preventing it from being that perfect read. This book however pretty much checked off all of the important qualities I look for in a good thriller/mystery. A summer camp setting always creeps me out in books and movies, and I mean that in a good way. I loved the pacing of the bac...
  • Rose
    5 billion stars over Lake Midnight. We've got a winner here, folks, and I'm the first to snatch it from my library! #Blessed. I've poured myself a fat glass of Cabernet just to get over the chilliest of chills upon finishing The Last Time I Lied."You're too young for this, Em."Emma Davis stayed at Camp Nightingale 15 summers ago, when three of her friends disappeared without a trace. The camp has been shut down ever since, but now, its owner has ...
  • Tucker
    For many teenagers spending time at summer camp is an idyllic and memorable time - making new friends, escaping from their parents, having adventures, and trying on different personas.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 ...
  • Paromjit
    After the great The Final Girls, Riley Sager returns with this horror fest of a psychological thriller with the re-occurring themes of the damaged, guilt ridden, and haunted woman, the sole survivor of a shattering set of events where 3 girls on a rich girls summer camp disappear from their Dogwood cabin to never be heard of again. 13 year old Emma Davis is a newbie camper, placed with older teen girls, Vivian, Natalie, and Allison, getting close...
  • Jenny
    “There are things we don’t want to happen but we have to accept, things we don’t want to learn, and people we don’t want to live without but have to let go.”Riley Sager's new book, The Last Time Lied, takes this quote to heart.In this suspense filled thriller, Sager spins a tale of three girls from one tent who disappear one night at a summer sleep away camp fifteen years ago. The lone remaining camper in that tent, Emma, was only thirt...
  • KAS
    4.5 stars I am a real novice when it comes to psychological thrillers, as it is not my usual genre of choice. But, all the 5 star reviews totally piqued my interest and needed to see for myself what all the hub-bub is about.In a very concise nutshell, three teenage girls vanished from a summer camp fifteen years ago. Their bunk mate, Emma Davis, reported them missing. Still obsessed over their disappearance and plagued with guilt, Emma returns ...
  • Tammy
    Fifteen years after the disappearance of the girls from an exclusive summer camp, a successful painter has a problem. Plagued by guilt and by the knowledge of the lies she told, the painter is unable to paint anything other than impressions of the missing girls. So, of course, she returns to the scene of the disappearances. This book has some nice moody moments but veers off into the outlandish with an ending that is highly improbable. And, I’m...
  • Hannah
    I had a lot of fun reading this, and fun was really what I needed. I read around 250 pages in one sitting (something I rarely do); I also went to bed way too late because I just needed to know how this one ends. But, this book really does not hold up to scrutiny and there were a couple of things that did not work for me.When Emma was 13-years old and spending her summer at a camp for rich kids, her three roommates disappear. Now, 15 years later, ...
  • Marialyce
    My reviews can be found on my blog: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres...Want to play a game? It's called truths and a lie. It's easy to play. I will start. I will tell two truths and one lie and you need to determine which is the lie. Are you ready to play? This should be fun won't it?Let's join Vivian, Alison, Natalie and the new player Emma at summer camp. They are masters at the game and as Emma watches one night, the three girls leave the...
  • bran (brandonthebookaddict)
  • Mackey St
    A non-stop thrill ride from start to finish! The Last Time I Lied is the second Sager thriller that has had me on the edge of my seat, turning pages through the night unable to stop reading. While the first, Final Girls, was a bit campy and reminded me a bit of a 1980s horror movie - which I still loved - The Last Time I Lied is far meatier, the plot deeper and the characters much more defined. In this tale, we find Emma Davis, another lone surv...
  • Kristy
    Fifteen years ago at Camp Nightingale, three of Emma's fellow campers disappeared, never to be found again. Ever since then, Emma has felt guilt about the incident and her actions that night. She idolized the three girls, especially beautiful Vivian, the leader of the pack, who bossed around Emma and the other two campers, Allison and Natalie. Since then, Emma--now a painter--has been painting huge canvases of landscapes, where she (secretly) pai...
  • Heather 'Bookables'
    3 1/2Final Girls was one of my favorites reads of last year so I was highly anticipating, The Last Time I Lied! I loved the setting of this book and now it was about a disappearance that happened years ago in a camp. It was all so creepy. While I didn’t love this as much as Final Girls it was still enjoyable. The ending I did not seem coming but I found the overall mystery to be lacking.I would say if you like Thrillers I would recommend this. ...
  • Laura
    4.5 stars It feels like a bad dream. The kind you dread the most when you close your eyes at night. Only this nightmare has come true. Wow! Riley Sager has officially impressed me with this one. I had overwhelmingly high expectations for his first book Final Girls which ended up letting me down. This was enough to make me forget about that, although I can still appreciate that his debut pays homage to my beloved genre of slasher films. His seco...