When Emma was thirteen, she spent her first summer away from home at Camp Nightingale. That summer, three of her friends disappeared and were never found. Now, years later, the owner of Camp Nightingale invites Emma back as an art teacher for the camp’s reopening. Determined to find out what happened to her friends, Emma does her own investigating. But she can’t shake the feeling that someone is watching her, and she can’t let go of the lies she told and secrets she kept all those years ago.
Riley Sager is an undeniably good writer. His books are atmospheric and dark, and I really enjoyed Final Girls which is what attracted me to this book. As another psychological thriller, the storytelling and style is very similar to Final Girls, but I’m not sure that I enjoyed it quite as much. Although still very good and well thought out, Last Time I Lied felt slightly more forced and convoluted – it didn’t capture me as fully as I’d hoped.
There isn’t a whole lot I can say about this book without giving away spoilers, but what I can say is that it was never boring. The story is completely unpredictable and suspenseful. There are so many red-herrings and unexpected turns, making the shock of the reveal very effective.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.