Mar 07 2018

Can’t Wait Wednesday #32: The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sage

Posted by Jenea @ Jenea's Book Obsession in Can't-Wait Wednesday / 37 Comments

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted here, at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you’re continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up as well!



I’ve never been to summer camp away from home as a child, so this caught my attentions when it mentioned that now that these kids were adults, and things were coming back from their past, I knew this would be a thrilling read. Us girls are good as keeping secrets, so I am super serious as to what secrets they have held all these years, and what is going on at this camp. There is something sinister sounding going on, makes me kinda glad I didn’t go to camp as a kid. Lol…

What are you waiting on this week?


No Cure for the the Dead
Series: The Last Time I Lied
By: Riley Sage
Expected Publication: July 10th 2018
Published: Dutton
Pages: 336
Format: Kindle
Genre: Adult Historical Mystery
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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 her lips.

Now a rising star in the New York art scene, Emma turns her past into paintings–massive canvases filled with dark leaves and gnarled branches that cover ghostly shapes in white dresses. The paintings catch the attention of Francesca Harris-White, the socialite and wealthy owner of Camp Nightingale. When Francesca implores her to return to the newly reopened camp as a painting instructor, Emma sees an opportunity to try to find out what really happened to her friends.

Yet it’s immediately clear that all is not right at Camp Nightingale. Already haunted by memories from fifteen years ago, Emma discovers a security camera pointed directly at her cabin, mounting mistrust from Francesca and, most disturbing of all, cryptic clues Vivian left behind about the camp’s twisted origins. As she digs deeper, Emma finds herself sorting through lies from the past while facing threats from both man and nature in the present.

And the closer she gets to the truth about Camp Nightingale, the more she realizes it may come at a deadly price.



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37 Responses to “Can’t Wait Wednesday #32: The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sage”

  1. Greg

    Any game called Two Truths and a Lie, combined with a summer camp, in a thriller novel- you know is bad news! Ha ha but in a good way for us readers! Hope it’s a good one!

  2. chucklesthescot

    This actually sounds quite interesting! I like summer camp settings though I admit most of the ones I read involve serial killers and gory death! I would like to try more stuff like this though.

  3. RO

    I worked at a camp for one summer, which vowed never to do again.(lol) This books really sounds like a good one with lots of intrigue. Hugs…RO

  4. Angela

    This definitely sounds like a creepy thriller! I never went to camp as a kid, either, so the setting intrigues me.

  5. Kay

    I’ve already got this one on my list as well. The whole summer camp thing made me think – yep, gotta read this!

  6. Lynn

    This does sound really intriguing! I have never been on a Summer camp either, it does like a creepy read.

  7. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    Okay so I’m tempted to say I want to read this, and it does sound good, but I didn’t like Final Girls at all and found it extremely overhyped. Don’t know if I’ll give this author another chance or not. Hope you enjoy this one though.

  8. Heidi

    I read Final Girls by her last year. It was okay. I will keep this on my radar because I am curious.

  9. sjhigbee

    Summer Camp is all a bit of a mystery to we Brits, so the thought that something grim might happen in amongst all those fresh-air activities involving school-age children seems highly probably… I hope you enjoy this one, Jenea:)

  10. Katiria Rodriguez

    Ohh great pick, I absolutely love thrillers and this one looks and sounds absolutely fantastic and right up my alley. Thank you so much for stopping by my CWW.

  11. Maria Behar

    Oh, I LOVE the art angle in this one! I don’t usually pick up thrillers, but I just might make an exception for this one! And I hope you LOVE it!!

    Thanks for sharing! Also, thanks for commenting on my own CWW post!! Hope you’re having a GREAT Sunday!! HUGS!! <3 🙂

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