Title: The Last Time I Lied
Author: Riley Sager
Publisher: July 3rd 2018 by Dutton
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Thriller
Goodreads Rating: 4.2 out of 5 Stars
Y’all, I’m not sure if it’s me, but Book of the Month has been killing it with the picks recently. All five options for July were fabulous and one of them was already on my ‘To Read’ pile. Unfortunately, I couldn’t pick all of them and thus I had quite a time narrowing down my pick.
I was able to narrow down my choice, mainly because I have been on a thriller kick of late, to The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager. This being my July 2018 Book of the Month pick, I find the need to point out that Riley Sager’s first published work, Final Girls was featured in Book of the Month’s July 2017 box. Coincidence? I think not. Actually, I have no idea, I am just jumpy and full of conspiracy theories after finishing The Last Time I Lied. So much so that I thought my Roomba kicking on was an intruder in my house, smh.
Two truths and a lie is Vivian’s favorite game to play or should I say was. It has been 15 years since Emma, Allison, Natalie, and Vivian have played because it has been 15 years since 3 of the girls disappeared from Camp Nightingale. Now 28, Emma is a budding star in the New York art scene, and has used the events of that evening to inspire her massive canvas paintings. At her newest gallery showing, Francesca Harris-White makes her appearance and offers Emma a spot to teach painting at the newly reopened Camp Nightingale. In an attempt at gaining closure, Emma agrees to return to the camp. As Emma enters the camp, the lies she told so many years ago are starting to catch up to her and she soon realizes that the price of closure may be too steep.
“Sometimes a lie is more than just a lie. Sometimes it’s the only way to win.”
I loved this book. I give it a 4 out of 5 stars. There were a few events I could not get on board with but the overall supsense was real. It left me feeling as if someone is watching me, which is exactly how I like my thriller books to leave me. Also, if you are hanging out with me and I make you play Two Truths and Lie, it’s because of this book. So what are waiting for? Get to reading and get the book here!
For those who haven’t heard of Book of the Month club or BOTM, it is a subscription program, similar to audible or other box subscription services, where you get (you guessed it) a new book every month. Each month members are given 5 different books to choose from. BOTM generally focusing on debut and emerging writers, and is known for having helped launch the careers of some of the most acclaimed authors in American literary history. In an attempt to read more books outside my favorite genres without having to siphon through all the duds, I decided to sign up for the monthly subscriptions. It costs me $14.99 per month, I choose 1 of the 5 books on the first of every month, and it’s delivered straight to my door. You can skip any month or roll your credits over to the next month, at any time. Since I started getting BOTM back in February, I’ve really enjoyed some of the new authors I’ve been exposed to. I’ve enjoyed them so much, that I have decided to review each of the books I get every month, so be on the look out for reviews March – August, which are coming soon. If you’re interested in joining BOTM, I’ve add my referral code to the bottom of this post, which if you use, you’ll be able to get your first month (book) free!
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