Have you ever played two truths and a lie?
Emma has. Her first summer away from home, she learned how to play the game. And she learned how to lie.
Then three of her new friends went into the woods and never returned . . .
Now, years later, Emma has been asked to go back to the newly re-opened Camp Nightingale. She thinks she’s laying old ghosts to rest but really she’s returning to the scene of a crime.
Because Emma’s innocence might be the biggest lie of all…
Two truths and a lie:
I have had Riley Sager‘s Final Girls on my TBR since it came out.
I am an idiot for not having yet read it.
I did not like his second book, Last Time I Lied. 😉
I loved Last Time I Lied! It is a slow burner but a deliciously creepy, mysterious and intriguing one. I found Emma a sympathetic and engaging lead, despite her apparent prickliness. The supporting characters were each well drawn and Sager keeps you on your toes as you cannot decide who to trust.
The locations are all clearly described and I could fully imagine busy Camp Nightingale, both Dogwood Cabin and the Lodge full of secrets and the cool, compelling beauty of Lake Midnight.
The story itself is complex, meaty and gripping, with layers and layers of intrigue and several whiplash-inducing twists that I truly did not see coming. I really enjoyed Last Time I Lied, from its tense and spellbinding opening to its surprising and shocking ending, and cannot wait to get to Final Girls.
Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Random House UK for the ARC of Last Time I Lied.