The Last Time I lied by Riley Sager
“Everything is a game, Em. Whether you know it or not. Which means that sometimes a lie is more than just a lie. Sometimes it’s the only way to win.”
― Riley Sager, The Last Time I Lied
This did not disappoint me, (is it the right statement to start).
hey, y’all, fall is here and I’m so glad to share with you my recent favourite which will bring the little chill to your absolutely warm cozy beautiful autumn aesthetic. I mean the time. You get it. right?
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.
First of all I’m so happy to have read both of the books, by Riley Sager now this year.
That for me is an achievement. But I’m soooooo sad, because I have to wait another year for his next. His books are thriller with the similar vibe. And I love that vibe. They feel a little vintage. Like in the feel, the atmosphere.
They remind me of the movies of nineties, “I know what you did last summer….” remember?
I don’t want to compare the two books, final girls and the last time I Lied. I will try not to. okay?
First fifty pages of the book are not engaging. It felt a bit boring but worth the wait with what is to come. The writing is gripping and very direct. Just the right amount of details that we need. The characters, are just just fantastic. The thing he does with past and present narrative and characters is soo good. This keeps us engaged and it feels like we know the characters from the very beginning of their life, even when they are not real. They become real.
But once you get going. His books are unputdownable. You cannot just can’t. They have a level of introspection.
And it gets really hard to get to a conclusion before the conclusion. The finale, the climax.
You live with those characters and by the end of the book you want more. More of their lives.
need I say more? I absolutely loved it.
The book is fast paced, and engaging. The one you need popcorn for. Okay?