The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager Review

After hearing so many good things about Final Girls I had high hopes for this book, but unfortunately, it fell a bit flat for me. It took me forever to read, I couldn't get into it, I felt like it was dragging along, and it was getting quite repetitive. However, at around 75% of the book, the paced picked up and surprised me with twists and turns. This is why even though it took me forever to read I gave this book 4 stars. 
Another aspect I liked was the setting of the book, a summer camp in a secluded forest. Great place for a story and I loved how Riley Sager described it, it made me want to be there with Emma.

Thank you to Dutton for providing me with an electronic ARC of this book via Edelweiss. As usual, my reviews are my honest and unbiased opinions.

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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