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The Last Time I Lied
The Last Time I Lied: A Novel | Riley Sager
In the new novel from the bestselling author of Final Girls, The Last Time I Lied follows a young woman as she returns to her childhood summer camp to uncover the truth about a tragedy that happened there fifteen years ago. 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 scene, Emma turns her past into paintings--massive canvases filled with dark leaves and gnarled branches that cover ghostly shapes in white dresses. The paintings catch the attention of Francesca Harris-White, the socialite and wealthy owner of Camp Nightingale. When Francesca implores her to return to the newly reopened camp as a painting instructor, Emma sees an opportunity to try to find out what really happened to her friends. Yet it's immediately clear that all is not right at Camp Nightingale. Already haunted by memories from fifteen years ago, Emma discovers a security camera pointed directly at her cabin, mounting mistrust from Francesca and, most disturbing of all, cryptic clues Vivian left behind about the camp's twisted origins. As she digs deeper, Emma finds herself sorting through lies from the past while facing threats from both man and nature in the present. And the closer she gets to the truth about Camp Nightingale, the more she realizes it may come at a deadly price.
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CrowCAH
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I had to switch from ebook to physical copy, because my OverDrive loan returned today. Good thing the library had a copy, so I could finish before discussion this Thursday!

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Ang203l
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She sleeps, I read!

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Gryffleclaw95
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I wanted a spooky read and “The Last I Lied” gave me chills throughout the book. The amount of plot twists throughout the book kept me guessing until the very end, and even then the outcome wasn‘t what I expected! Sager did a great job of weaving the mystery throughout the book while filling the multiple plot holes; plus that ending was killer 😏

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CrowCAH
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Starting this for Book and Bottle book club.
Hopefully, it‘s not too scary. But then again maybe the perfect October read.

inthegreensandblues I really liked this one, loved the camp setting. 2mo
CrowCAH @inthegreensandblues good to know! I didn‘t get far, but I‘m intrigued to see what happened to the girls. 2mo
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sharread
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4 💫💫💫💫 This was a great suspense novel, but dragged on near the end. I didn't know who was the bad guy until the end so that was fun. I think the cover photo is a bit dramatic but that's just my opinion. This was a fun warm up read for scary October.

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Booklover2
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I am way disappointed in Riley! This book was no where near as good as any of the others. I didn‘t care for any of the people in this book. There was way too much repetition and dragging stuff out. Main protagonist was the most annoying ever! Too many unbelievable situations and reactions.
I can‘t believe this took me this long to read. I kept putting it down cause my mind would just wonder off.

kplovesbooks Oh no!!! It sounded so good! I was so looking forward to this one! 😟 3mo
Booklover2 I super like this author but with was a definite miss. But I‘ll still read him again 😃 3mo
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Kangaj1
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I had a lot of trouble narrowing my list this time! #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

ShyBookOwl Loved the tagged book 🧡 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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bridge12
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This book was exactly what I needed, a wonderful summer camp thriller! I usually can tell where a book is going halfway through, about 5 pages from the end I thought “dang there‘s going to be so many plot holes in this.” And Riley Sage wrapped it all up in about 5 pages, he stuck that landing 4🌟 #botm

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BeeMagical
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Book 83🎧
Another fantastic thriller from Sager!
Twists up until the last possible moments👏🏻 I thought it was over and then he pulled me back in!
3 girls go missing 15 years apart…and Emma is at the centre of it. Are lies from her past haunting her present?

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Rachiiebookdragon
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An intriguing thriller. 3.75/5 Read for the July #Buzzwordathon - Last

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reading_rainbow
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Ohh matches my nails 💙📘🪣🧿💎🚙🛼🥏
Might start this one next #BOTM Love seeing that blue box on my doorstep

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reading_rainbow
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Wasn‘t feeling any of the August #BOTM pick so I went with a staff favorite. I haven‘t read anything by Riley Sager but I see a lot of people who love his books. This one seems like a fun and quick read and exactly what Ive been in the mood for
🔪 🏕

MaleficentBookDragon This one is my favorite of his. I hope you like it. (edited) 4mo
reading_rainbow @MaleficentBookDragon I‘m really excited to start it! I‘ve been wanting to read his books for a while now 4mo
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intothehallofbooks
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My book club‘s June pick and it was just okay to me. I felt like so much of it was unlikely and that it moved at a snail‘s pace.

However: my stepdad passed away while I was reading this and I 100% feel like that clouded my enjoyment of it. How could it not, right? Normally I love Riley Sager‘s work but I think me feeling so “meh” about this one was purely related to what I had going on in real life. I‘m sad to give this one a “so-so” but 🤷🏻‍♀️

Shemac77 I‘m so sorry for your loss. 5mo
Jas16 I am very sorry for your loss 5mo
DaveGreen7777 Sorry about your stepfather. ☹️ 5mo
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erista
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I‘m slowly making my way through my summer tbr pile while Jasper enjoys Sunday naps and cuddles. Starting this one now. My first by Sager.

Librarybelle So good to see Jasper enjoying a Sunday nap! 5mo
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AsYouWish
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This was a reread for me and it was as amazing as the first time. I feel like this is my favorite Riley Sager book and always will be. It reminds me of the good 80s horror movies that take place at camp or in the woods, where every shadow has something mysterious lurking or watching every move the characters make. Highly recommend!!

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MaleficentBookDragon This is my favorite of his too! 5mo
AsYouWish @MaleficentBookDragon I am not sure why, because I love all his books, but this one is just so special, I think it is because it has the biggest twist I didn‘t see coming in it. 5mo
MaleficentBookDragon @AsYouWish exactly! I did not see it coming at all; plus I ❤️❤️❤️ all camp thrillers/horror. 5mo
AsYouWish @MaleficentBookDragon Have your read Campfire by Shawn Sarles?? I really enjoyed that one!!! (edited) 5mo
MaleficentBookDragon @AsYouWish no. I will have to check that out. 5mo
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LisaLovesToRead
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Mehso-so

This was a quick read. It was suspenseful, but I didn‘t like it as much as Last Girls. It was ok.

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Amoon
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So I‘m officially a Riley Sager fan now. Set in two time periods: the present and 15 years ago. At an exclusive overnight camp, 3 teenage girls have disappeared. Through the POV of Emma, a 13 year old who came to camp late and Ed Ed up in a cabin with older girls.
Through the whole book I could never tell who was telling the truth.

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erinachu
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OMG OMG. He's done it again. I loved every second of this. I can't get over how he twists and twists until the ending is not recognizable from the beginning.

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amyrohn
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Sager‘s second novel is such an improvement from the first that I‘m officially invested in his writing. He really stepped up in every way and I‘m excited to continue reading his books! Check out my full review: https://amysbookreviews.com/2021/04/19/the-last-time-i-lied-by-riley-sager-revie...

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DarkMina
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#litsyspringbreak #lake

Day 2: Lake

Thriller set at a summer camp by a lake.

TheKidUpstairs Loved the setting on this one! 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This is on my shelf! 9mo
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T.ballin
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2021 goal (only 1+ month late): read more books, binge less TV. Let‘s see how this goes. Book 6/25 to meet my goal.

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LeslieO
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2020 reading challenge #2: 5 BOTM.
Read: 9
#readingchallenge #bookgoals

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rethier1
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I‘m glad I finally picked this one up, after having on my #TBR for 2+ years. It‘s been a while since I read a thriller and this one does not disappoint. It‘s a page-turner with a couple surprising twists at the end (one in particular really surprised me). I‘m looking forward to reading other Riley Sager books. #BOTM #thriller #mystery

BookDragonNotWorm I really liked this one! 12mo
dottie.floating.on.words I looooveeeee Riley Sager! So glad you enjoyed this read! 11mo
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dearb00kshelves
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This book set at a summer camp isn't all fun and games. After her cabinmates went missing at Camp Nightingale, Emma returns 15 years later to investigate the mystery but things quickly get complicated. This thriller had the perfect amount of twists and it truly shocked me at some points. I had so many theories and was wrong every time. #thriller #mystery

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CharlesSwann
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Story of 3 girls who disappear at a summer camp, as told by the lone survivor, who may or may not be psychiatrically damaged. Great twist at the end. Surprisingly good!

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Bookishlie
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4 stars. Took half the book to get into but what a second half!!!

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Jensmuda
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A surprising couple of twists at the very end, one of which really did catch me off guard. At times I thought the main character Emma was misrepresented, other times completely crazy. I‘ve always like the way this author can switch between timelines without losing the readers attention as well sprinkling in the adolescent viewpoint as well as adult themes.

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Jensmuda
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Getting into the spirit of Halloween and ghost stories, this one has been good so far but waiting for the twist still....

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Loveforlit2
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Riley Sager doesn‘t disappoint. Read two so far and they are the perfect blend of mystery and thriller

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LegallyBooked
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Riley Sager has easily become one of my favorite authors. This is my third book by him and I can‘t get enough. This book was fast pace and kept me guessing. Perfect book for October. The twist had me like 🙀

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Rachel725
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Though it started a little slow, this book had a great twist ending. I liked the concept and story a lot. Could‘ve used more character development from many side characters, and would like to know what happens next. Overall, a solid pick

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paulareadsallthetime
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Such a good book!!! I loved how it needed!! Emma returns to Camp Nightingale fifteen years after a tragedy closed the summer camp. The game Two Truths and a Lie that she played with Vivian, Natalie, and Allison follows her all this time. Will another tragedy strike? Is Emma crazy? Who made the girls disappear?

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MartinaLove
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I was so busy with work I didn't have the time to read at all. I will try reading these this week. 🎃🥰👻📚

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GidgetsTreasures75
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10-3-20: My 78th finished book of 2020! Artist, Emma Davis, attended Camp Nightingale 15 years ago when something sinister happened to 3 of her friends. Now, as an adult, she is back at camp trying to solve the mystery. Fast paced and eerily written, I didn‘t see the ending coming! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #thelasttimeilied #rileysager 👍🏼📖#️⃣7️⃣8️⃣

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WonderlandMind
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Another Riley Sager book that I thoroughly enjoyed! I loved the setting of this one, an all girls summer camp in the woods. The imagery was great. I was not able to figure out the ending, which was really fun. I‘d highly recommend to any thriller lovers.

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GidgetsTreasures75
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10-1-20: Ollie is not making it easy for me to get into this one😹📖

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Bookishlie
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Annnns peaches does not want me to read.......#petsoflitsy

MySharonaK Awww how cute 😍 1y
Sace What a cutie! 1y
Bookishlie She is. That‘s why she‘s still alive. She‘s a menace but she‘s my menace..... 1y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick 😍How precious! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Too cute 🧡 14mo
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MartinaLove
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Currently reading. 📖👻

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veritysalter
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A multilayered thriller, that kept me guessing until the end. At Camp Nightingale, 15 years ago, three girls vanished from the cabin they shared with Emma. To lay their ghosts to rest, Emma agrees to go back as an art teacher, but the lies she told cannot stay hidden forever. The only down side is that the text is so small in this edition, I struggled to read it. Maybe time for reading glasses?

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Brewychock48
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Book mail today...can't wait to start these..

rwmg I'm SURE I've seen the cover photo for Rules of Civility on something else. 1y
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bodacioustchr
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Highly recommend. Loved this story. Could not put it down!! A story that goes back and forth between the past and the present telling about the tragedy that occurred at summer camp.

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chlolovesbooks
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5

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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
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"???, ???? ??? ????? ???? ????? ??? ?????? ???, ??? ??? ?? ??? ???? ???????? ??? ????? ???."⁣

A fun, summer camp thriller. Emma's 3 cabin-mates at Camp Nightingale vanished 15 years ago when she was just a young tween. She returns to the camp as an art instructor when it reopens. She's determined to find some clues as to what happened to the missing girls all those years ago.

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quietjenn
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Getting a few pages in, between meetings and duties.

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j.rye
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Mehso-so

I really, REALLY liked this book until the last few chapters. I really disliked the ending. I hated where it was going, then it turned and I started to get excited. But then it ended on a hard MEH. It sort of felt like Sager tried to tie it up too neatly.

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Lindsayywong
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Mehso-so

3.5/5. I can now say I‘ve read all the books by this author. The twists in this one felt really predictable but also really weird. It was easy to get into and I enjoyed reading it but reflecting back it wasn‘t Riley Sager‘s best work in my opinion and just fell a little flat for me.

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DHill
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I‘m half way in and not sure why I‘m still reading. #unpopularopinion

KatieDid927 Haha I feel you. I didn‘t enjoy this as much as other people myself. 1y
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LiteraryinLawrence
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Whoa!

That. Was. So. Good. 😮

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j.rye
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I finally started!

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ErikasMindfulShelf
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Just finished this by the pool. Perfect fast paced summer read. Not my favorite of his but still good!