The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager review

I’ll admit to having little hesitation in snapping up Riley Sager’s follow up to Final Girls.

This book takes place at a summer camp where 15 years ago 3 girls went missing under mysterious circumstances.

Emma is a painter by trader but has been haunted by their disappearances ever since and now she is being asked to return to Camp Nightingale.

What Sager does well is keep the story moving forward whilst teasing us with larger mysteries.

Like all good thrillers there are plenty of red herrings but when you feel like you’ve got the story sussed another curve ball is thrown.

Much like Final Girls though Sager waits until the final pages to really unravel the mystery of Camp Nightingale.

Although the story revolves around the traumatised Emma, Sager fleshes out a host of characters so as incidents occur you flip your suspicions in different areas.

If taken on by the right studio The Last Time I Lied has potential to be a stunning short TV series.

A personal favourite book of the year so far.

The Last Time I Lied is available now on Amazon Kindle and other formats.


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