The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager

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The Last Time I Lied
by Riley Sager

Brenda’s revew

Creepy good, Creepy spooky, Creepy wow!

The Last Time I Lied had all the elements to make this a spooky, creepy good read. I loved the camp setting, eerie lake, game of truth and lies and the mystery of three girls that go missing in the night.

I loved the atmosphere of the camp setting and Riley Sager does a great job setting the feel with the descriptive writing making the camp setting come alive in my head. At times it felt like a movie playing out in my mind.

Riley Sager does a good job layering those secrets and lies and creating those twists and turns at just the right time. He took me down a path a twisty path, leaving those clues along the way, In the end, the story skillfully comes together leaving me wanting to sure my excitement over this one with the Traveling Sisters in this group read. Every time someone finished the excitement started all over it again. Almost like a party! We highly recommend.

Norma’s review

THE LAST TIME I LIED by RILEY SAGER was an absolutely fantastic, compulsive, thrilling, and tension-filled psychological thriller that had me totally engaged and racing through those pages as fast as I could to see how this story was going to end. I was totally blown away with that absolutely shocking and surprise ending! I did another whoop at books end.

RILEY SAGER delivers an extremely detailed, twisty, atmospheric and well-written story here. I absolutely love his writing style and the way that he set the mood was pretty much perfect for a creepy and thrilling reading experience for me. I had that uneasy and apprehensive feeling throughout most of this novel which I am always seeking from my thrillers. This one definitely delivered!

This novel was so gripping and intriguing and in my opinion, had the perfect setting. The creepy woods, cabin, and the eerie lake with the camp setting were so good. The camp setting had me reminiscing about my summer camp memories when I was younger. I couldn’t help thinking Nancy Drew or The Hardy Boys while I was reading this one too. Also, another fun aspect of this novel was the game “two truths and a lie” that the girls played at Camp Nightingale in their cabin. I’m not going to lie – I absolutely loved this book! Would highly recommend!

Thank you so much from both of us to Edelweiss, Dutton Publishing, and Riley Sager for the opportunity to read and review an advanced copy of this book.

Master Index: Reviews by Titles

*~* Please note:  Book titles starting with the word “The” have been categorized by the beginning letter of the next word in the title *~*

** Some books have been read and reviewed separately by both Brenda and I where noted below

*** Sister Reads are included in this index but are separately categorized under the Sister Reads sub-category Sister Read Reviews*~*

A

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles ***

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven ***

All The Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood ***

The Archeron Deception by Patrick F. Rooney

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

B

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak ***

Burial Rite by Hannah Kent

C

The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer

The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin

The Couple Next Door by Shari

D

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (Review by Norma)  **

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (Thoughts by Brenda) **

Dark Water (DCI Erika Foster #3) by Robert Bryndza (Review by Norma) **

Dark Water by Robert Bryndza (Thoughts by Brenda) **

Defending Jacob by William Landay

The Dry by Jane Harper

E

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica

Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia

F

Faithful by Alice Hoffman (Review by Norma) **

Faithful by Alice Hoffman (Thoughts by Brenda) **

Far From From True by Linwood Barclay

Find Her by Lisa Gardner

The Fire Child by S.K. Tremayne

Fractured by Catherine McKenzie

G

The Girl In The Ice by Robert Bryndza

Gone for Good by Harlan Coben

Guest Bed by Luke  P. Narlee

H

Haven (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit #13) by Kay Hooper

I

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes

J – L

The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson

The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

Left Neglected by Lisa Genova

Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton

M

Mariana by Susanna Kearsley

The Marriage Lie by Kimberly Belle

Miracle Cure by Harlan Coben

The Most Dangerous Place on Earth

N

Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain

Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens

News of the World by Paulette Jiles

The Night Stalker (DCI Erika Foster #2) by Robert Bryndza

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah (Review by Norma) **

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah (Thoughts by Brenda) **

O

The One Man by Andrew Gross (Review by Norma) **

The One Man By Andrew Gross (Thoughts by Brenda) **

The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

Orphan Train by Christina Barker Kline

P

The Passage by Justin Cronin

Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica

Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

Q – R

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline ***

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner ***

Room by Emma Donoghue

S

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys (Review by Norma) **

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys (Thoughts by Brenda) **

The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey ***

T

Ten Tiny Breaths (#1) by K.A. Tucker

The Twelve by Justin Cronin

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti

Tricky Twenty-Two by Janet Evanovich

Two Days Gone by Randall Silvis

U – W

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan

What Was Mine by Helen Klein Ross

Witness by Caroline Mitchell

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

X – Z

Yes Please by Amy Poehler