The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager

The Last Time I Lied: A Novel by [Sager, Riley]

How I Read It: Audiobook/ Print

Dates Read: 4/8/19-4/9/19

Why hello! Boy has it been a while! Fun fact: Queer Eye probably will be my downfall with this blog! HOWEVER, I have been listening to this book for the past 2 days at work and ya’ll: I WASN’T READY!

Okay, so I knew this was going to be a thriller. If you look at that book cover, you know it is a thriller. But OMG, it is so much more! One of those themes that make my little heart sing is the idea of survivor’s guilt: that idea that when someone witnesses a terrible crime or event and is trying to move past it. Personally, I think this book did a really good job of implementing survivor guilt while still keeping the ongoing thrill and mystery until the end.

Now that I whet your appetite, let’s talk about this book. This book is about Emma, the only survivor out of Dogwood Cabin at Camp Nightingale in rural New York. 15 years later, Emma still paints those 3 girls that went missing, using paint to then cover up their faces until you can’t see them anymore. When given the option to go back to Camp Nightingale, Emma returns to try and piece together this incredibly tragic event, and maybe get some closure that she never got before.

BUT MAN, this gets insane. I may or may not have hit my hand on the ground multiple times in the last 100 pages, thereby waking my dog a few times out of a nap, but WORTH IT! Dude! The last 100 pages of this book are BONKERS in the best possible way! Ya’ll know, I need a good ending, and boy did I get that and more!

What I will say, since you know I always have an opinion, this book did not build in a way that kept me on the edge of my seat. It felt a lot more like a roller coaster, where you are all the way back in the seat as you go up and then you get over the hill and you are screaming and losing your mind. That’s what it was like.

I personally would rate this one high, probably 4.5 out of 5. If you guys have any thoughts or ideas, feel free to leave me a comment or e-mail me personally at And as always, I will see you all in the next book!

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