Review: The Last Time I Lied

Anyone else use Book of the Month? I can’t decide if I enjoy it or not… Some months I get really excited about EVERY book and other months, not a single one sounds interesting. But the July picks weren’t half bad! I actually chose two. One of which I still haven’t gotten to but the other was The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager.

Sager also happens to the be the author of Final Girls, a thriller that was (and still is) immensely popular and is another book you can find in my endless TBR pile. Final Girls made its way to both the national and international bestseller lists and has even won a few awards.

But I haven’t heard much about The Last Time I Lied and the plot sounded like it was right up my alley… and so I made the leap and clicked the little “Add to my box” button and it’s safe to say that I made the right decision.


The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager

The Last Time I Lied follows the story of Emma, a young artist who has been haunted by memories of 3 friends who went missing from summer camp when they were teenagers. Emma was the youngest of the group and the guilt she felt from the disappearance has never left her.

Fast forward and Emma is invited to go back to the camp for its grand re-opening and she is even offered a teaching position which she accepts in an attempt to solve the disappearance of her friends. However she quickly realizes it won’t be as easy as she thought. As soon as she gets to camp, she is met with hostility and questioning glances which intensify when the 3 teenage girls she is forced to share a cabin with disappear… again.

There has been an influx of thrillers that become instant bestsellers lately and some of them are AMAZING, while others leave you questioning the choices of other readers. I honestly didn’t know what I was getting myself into with this book and I am so glad I chose to read it!


The Last Time I Lied is truly a mysterious story full of twists that you DON’T see coming. It was a fun and exhilarating read that makes you want to read more thrillers. It will creep you out and leave you in a state of suspense, but you wont be able to put it down.

The story itself is full of characters who are intriguing and the main character’s narrative is captivating in her hunt for the truth, no matter how much she has lied in the past. The setting of the campground is a perfectly haunting location and Sager’s writing will lure you to the point of no return.

If you need a thrilling beach read, or something to keep you awake on a rainy day, The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager is for you.




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