The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager: Book Review

Enter the mysterious world of “The Last Time I Lied” where secrets echo through the woods and memories paint a haunting picture. Riley Sager weaves a tale of suspense and deception that will keep you turning the pages long into the night.

Sneak Peak

“The Last Time I Lied” follows the story of Emma Davis, who returns to Camp Nightingale after fifteen years. This is the same summer camp where her three friends vanished without a trace, leaving behind unanswered questions. As Emma digs into the past, she uncovers dark secrets buried in the forest and faces chilling revelations that threaten to unravel her sanity.

My Take

Sager’s gripping narrative keeps you on edge as you try to unravel the web of lies and deceit surrounding Camp Nightingale. The author skillfully crafts a tense atmosphere, making you question every character’s motives. The use of dual timelines adds depth to the story, weaving together past and present seamlessly. One critique could be that some plot twists may feel slightly predictable for avid mystery readers.

The character development is well-executed, especially in Emma’s complex portrayal as a woman haunted by her past. The pacing is impeccable, drawing you deeper into the mystery with each chapter. Sager’s descriptive prose vividly brings the eerie camp setting to life, evoking a sense of foreboding that lingers long after you finish the book.

What Makes the Book Unique

What sets “The Last Time I Lied” apart is its skillful blend of psychological suspense and nostalgia. Sager deftly explores themes of guilt, memory, and the unreliability of perception, weaving a narrative that keeps you guessing until the final revelation. The intricate plot twists and turns will leave you second-guessing everything you thought you knew.


In conclusion, “The Last Time I Lied” is a captivating psychological thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end. With its atmospheric setting, well-drawn characters, and intricate plot, this book is a must-read for fans of suspenseful mysteries. I highly recommend diving into the chilling world of Camp Nightingale with Emma Davis.

Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars

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