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  • Location: New York State, New York, Ariondacks

Last Time I Lied

Last Time I Lied

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2000s: You might never want to go to a summer camp after this…

  • ISBN: 978-1785038396
  • Genre: Horror

What you need to know before your trail

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…

Travel Guide

Camp Nightingale

Somewhere in the stunning Ariondack Mountains. Of course it’s fictional but it was closed down after what happened in this book anyway. Not far from Lake Placid and Lake Mirror….”The camp close early that summer , shutting down after only two weeks and throwing lots of families schedules into chaos. It couldn’t be helped. Not after what happened. Even at thirteen, I knew it would never reopen.”

Imagine going to a summer camp here, being one of the last ones to arrive and then finding horror in a remote place where no-one can hear you scream. Deep in the forest, your voice smothered by trees, miles from anywhere. Somewhere children are supposed to be safe… And summer camp in America is like a right of passage so everyone goes. What happens when the one thing you’re supposed to remember from your school days is the one thing you’d rather forget?

There’s nothing

The camp itself is completely silent

A sense o isolation drops onto your shoulders, and for a moment you wonder if the whole camp has cleared out, leaving only you behind. More horrible scenarios fill your thoughts. Cabins emptying in a frenzied, worried rush. You sleeping right  through it.

You try a door, it’s locked

It’s the same at the arts and crafts building next door, Locked.


The girls could be anywhere.

Booktrailer Review

Susan: @thebooktrailer

There’s something really creepy about summer camps – maybe it;s the films I’ve seen and the novels I’ve read up to now, but this one really got me. Blimey! I’ve been to a few myself which is what really brought it home. Only one in the USA but probably just as well I didn’t go to the Ariondacks…

I enjoyed the first Riley Sager but this was something else. Is Emma telling the truth of what happened? What would you feel like if you found out your room mates missing? The empty dull slam of the wooden cabin doors and the claustrophobic forest rustle – there were some deliciously chilling details throughout which make me shudder.

Someone returning to the scene of the crime so to speak years later brings back all kinds of emotions in both the characters and reader and this was very well done. There’s a lot of character depth – as deep as that dark Lake in the middle of Camp Nightingale. What will you find at the murky depths? Brrrr

There’s a lot to love about this thriller. This book is like a forest with those twisty vines that trip you up at every turn, noises to make you jump and pages which rustle as loud as those trees. Then there’s that lake. That camp. Those lies.

There’s now a new meaning to the phrase Cabin fever!

Booktrail Boarding Pass:  Last Time I Lied

Destination : New York City, New York State  Author/Guide: Riley Sager  Departure Time: 2000s

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