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 ar...

Details The Last Time I Lied

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

Reviews The Last Time I Lied

  • Melisa
    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 ...
  • j e w e l s
    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...
  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    Well well well... no alcoholic wife that just got out of the coma with a cheating husband??But seriously this was really good! Perfect summer read too since it happens at a summer camp.Fifteen years ago, 3 girls disappeared at Camp Nightingale. When it finally reopens Emma goes back as a instructor to try and figure out what happened to her friends.Who did it? Is Emma crazy? I didn't see some twists coming and it was intriguing!Would recommend!
  • 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...
  • Lala BooksandLala
    Low key summer camp mystery. Atmospheric AF. Unexpected little twists throughout. 4/5 would recommend.
  • BernLuvsBooks (Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas)
    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 was Sager’s writing. He knows how to create an elusive mood that leaves you full of dread, yet wanting more. You’re reading, turning page after page, just waiting for “that something” to happen. You know it’s coming. You’re cre...
  • megs_bookrack
    Riley Sager has done it again!! Thrilling from beginning to end. This one kept me guessing until the final pages and I certainly didn't see THAT ending coming!On her first day at Camp Nightingale, Emma was late; her parents doing. Subsequently, she got stuck in a cabin with girls much older than herself. Luckily, her pretty and popular bunkmate, Vivian, quickly took Emma under her wing. Soon she was having a camp experience unlike any other.Unfor...
  • Emma Giordano
    2.5 Stars. I’m honestly so conflicted on this book that I don’t even want to write a review because I’m not really sure where my thoughts are. Did I like it at all? Did I absolutely hate it? I honestly can’t tell you.CW: violence, drowning, peeping toms, cancer, schizophreniformWhile I enjoyed Riley Sager’s previous work, Final Girls, I had some issues with the writing. While I do feel that many of those issues were resolved in The Last...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • Barbie
    This was my first book from Riley Sager, and I definitely want to read more from him. The Last Time I Lied is my first 5 stars book in 2019. Absolutely one of my favorite thriller. The plot has everything that's gripping the reader; creepy summer camp in the woods, vanished girls, lot of dirty secrets, and more lies. Everything started 15 years ago when 4 girls shared one cabin in Camp Nightingale. But one night three of them vanished. Emma nowa...
  • jessica
    everyone else is playing two truths and a lie in their reviews for this, so i guess its my turn. 1. ive never been/wanted go to summer camp and now i know why. teenage girls are crazy and cabins are spooky. 2. RS is a master at luring you into a false sense of security, only to pull the rug out from underneath, disorienting you so much that you have no idea which way is up. 3. this story is nestled in secrets so deep, even the secrets have secret...
  • Norma * Traveling Sister and proud Grandma!!!
    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 delivers an...
  • Mackenzie - PhDiva Books
    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 ...
  • 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...
  • Berit☀️✨
    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 gushing! And this is a book th...
  • Christina - Traveling Sister
    3.5 well, lakes and summer camps are now on my shifty list stars!!!!Full review along with a recipe for Ratatouille featured on my blog Recipe and a Read!!!When Emma Davis was just 13 years old she attended summer camp at the prestigious Camp Nightingale (known to kids at her school as Camp Rich Bitch). Emma is the last to arrive and the last to leave, what happens in-between is every camper’s worst nightmare. One night, after an argument gone ...
  • Melanie
    “So much water. So much land. So many places to disappear.” The Last Time I Lied was such a fun book to read during this spooky season. It really kept me on the edge of my seat, it was so thrilling, it was so chillingly atmospheric, and that ending was really unpredictable. I’m so happy I picked this book up this October! Also, to everyone who participated with us in #FridayFrightAThon, thank you so much! It was such an honor to read along...
  • Kat
    the last twist was gooood, but also much too late to redeem all the nonsense we had to endure to make it there
  • 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 adangerous place.This scenario brought back summer camp memories of sleeping in bunk beds and sitting around campfires telling ghost...
  • 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...
  • Jen
    I liked this; didn’t love it; too many ‘no freaking way would this happen in reality’ moments. Even though there were nigglings in my head that wiggled in, it was still a gripping page turner.3 girls vanished from a summer camp more than 15 years ago. Emma, who had shared a cabin with them, is now being called back to the camp as they reinvigorate it to reopen it.But Emma recalls more than she wants and beneath her own fears, she recognizes...
  • Susanne Strong
    2.25 Stars* (rounded down)“The Last Time I Lied” is a “campy” mystery/suspense surrounding Emma Davis, who at Thirteen went to Camp Nightingale and lived through a nightmare: all of her friends went missing one night and she was the lone survivor. Now as an adult, she is set to return to the camp as it reopens for the first time since. Several former campers, now instructors are also set to return, including the one Emma accused of murder...
  • 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...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Well this wasn’t a happy camper book in the least Mel Well this wasn’t a happy camper book in the least 😉Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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 seeEmma Davis had attendedCamp Nightingale fifteen years before and the unthinkable happened during her summer at camp, her three bunk mat...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...