I completely fell in love with Riley Sager’s last book – Final Girls because it was a little bit different but felt topical. This books is similarly about lies and deception but completely different.
The Last Time I Lied focuses on the goings on at a summer camp, known by many as camp rich bitch. Emma never thought she would get to attend, then when she suddenly gets the opportunity its not the summer shes always dreamed of. Emma stands out as a late arrival and ends up bunking with girls older than her, after an awkward start she manages to become one of them, a little sister to their leader – Vivian. One night her new friends disappear and Emmas world is turned upside down.
Fast forward to the present day and the events at the camp still haunt Emma, so when shes invited back to the camp when it reopens to help teach the kids art she takes the opportunity to get closure. Ending up back in the same cabin as last time, with a group of young girls will Emma figure out the mystery that was left behind or will she regret dredging up old memories?
Omnes vulnerant, ultima necat.
All (hours) wound, the last kills.
As a character I found Emma easy to read, innocent and troubled, in a reader friendly way, which made following her story simple and easy to get lost in.
The Last Time I Lied is due out on 10 July.