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Thriller

The Last Time I Lied

by Riley Sager

Quick take

A summer camp shuts down when four girls go missing. 15 years later, we find out the chilling reason behind their disappearance.

Good to know

  • Non-Linear Timeline

  • Scary

  • Puzzle

  • Creepy

Why I love it

When The Last Time I Lied arrived on my desk this past May—my first reading assignment as the newest member of the BOTM editorial team—I knew it was a book I’d stay up all night to finish. As someone who’s never attended your classic sleepaway camp, I find stories about this iconic summer pastime particularly absorbing. Think Lindsay Lohan in The Parent Trap, or the adorable preteen runaways in Mo...

Synopsis

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...