The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager – Blog Tour + Giveaway!


I was so excited to read this book and it did not disappoint! Anything with ‘camp’ and ‘thiller’ in the synopsis and I am 110% IN! I know some people think camp + suspense and associate it with hockey masks and serial killers but that’s NOT what this is about. Its about finding truths for better or for worse. Its about sanity versus insanity. Its about trust and reliability, or lack thereof.


The Last Time I Lied is the second book from author Riley Sager, the first being last years’ The Final Girls, which was an international bestseller.  I have not read this one yet, but after reading The Last Time I Lied, I will be reading The Final Girls soon, especially because a film version is being developed by Universal Pictures! I have no idea about the timeline on this, but I am a nut about reading books-to-films or vice versa so I am all over this!


The book in question is about Emma Davis. Told in two timelines, past and present, Emma is an artist who is haunted by memories of her time at Camp Nightengale when her three bunkmates went missing years ago. When the camp’s director shows up at her art show and offers her a job teaching painting for a summer at Camp Nightengale, Emma doesn’t exactly jump at the opportunity, but rather has to be persuaded by her best friend. Once at the camp, nothing goes quite as she expects it to. Slowly, Emma begins casually searching for clues of her past. She doesn’t really expect to find much….until she does. Eventually it seems that the past is looking for Emma and she finds herself in a whole mess of trouble. During these current investigations, there are imposing flashbacks to Emma’s time at camp as a teenager, and we see that even back then, it was difficult to tell who to trust and who to rely on because, as it turns out, even Emma herself was not fully truthful.


Overall, this book was a thrilling ride. It reads like a movie and I can absolutely see it being made into one at some point! It turns out that this book was inspired by the classic novel and film “Picnic at Hanging Rock.” I recently saw the Amazon Prime has made a series from this so I think we all know what I will be watching and reading soon! Aside from that, I loved the characters in this book, I loved the pacing, and the writing was fantastic! I am a pretty tough critic when it comes to this genre in particular but I loved this book. I definitely recommend this book!

Book-related links:
Goodreads  |  Amazon  |  B&N  |  Book Depository  |  iBooks


Want to win a copy of this awesome book? Do you live in the U.S. or Canada? Well here’s the scoop. Every book on the FFBC tour is giving away a copy, so you have 20 chances to win. Check out the other blog stops and enter their giveaways, and here is how to enter mine:

  1. Make sure you are following my blog. If you prefer a method of contact OTHER than via blog, leave a contact email or preferred social media contact.
  2. Leave a comment and give me your version of two truths and a lie.

And that’s it! Winners will be chosen and notified before July 20th. Please note that you may only win ONE copy of the book, even if you enter on multiple blogs. If you win from more than on FFBC blog, we request that you pass the book on to a different winner.

Soundtrack: “Seven Devils” by Florence + the Machine


7 thoughts on “The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager – Blog Tour + Giveaway!”

  1. Hello, I am going to follow via Twitter with username @Shamstress. You can also subscribe me using the email listed for this comment, and that is a better way to reach me in re: this contest than Twitter. I will state two truths and a lie about why I am interested in this book: a) I discovered it and my interest was generated first by reading posts like this on the FFBC tour! b) I love the cover! c) I’ve read another book by this author! Do you guess or was I supposed to give you the answer now…? Thanks for this feature and the chance to win, in any case. Best, Kara S

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  2. This book sounds awesome!! It’s not normally the genre that I read, but I’ve been reading more thrillers this year & actually finding some books I never thought I would like!

    Two truths and a lie….

    1. I’ve never read an adult mystery/thriller novel, only teen ones.
    2. My favorite genre is YA romance.
    3. Swoon Reads is my favorite publisher.


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  3. Two truths and a lie…
    1) I dont know how to swim.
    2) I hated to read when I was younger.
    3) I’ve read every Harry Potter book.

    Twitter. @MissyPrissy12


  4. I’m happy to find your blog today! Here is my two truths and a lie: 1) I have visited Alaska three times; 2) I play three musical instruments; and 3) I have a pet pot bellied pig.


    1. Hi Danielle! Are you in the US or Canada? If so, you are the winner of my giveaway! Come on back and claim your prize! You can either leave your email address here in a comment or email it to me at smileystar5241 (at) aol (dot) com. Please do so within 24 hours. Congrats!!!


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