The Last Time I Lied

The Last Time I Lied

A Novel

Book - 2018
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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.
Publisher: New York, New York : Dutton, [2018]
ISBN: 9781524743079
1524743070
Characteristics: 370 pages ; 24 cm

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Adw555
Oct 05, 2018

Stars: ⭐⭐⭐

A mystery with a twist.

Emma cannot forget about her time at summer camp; her three bunk-mates went missing one night and were never seen again. Vivian, Alison and Natalie have haunted her for years...so years later when she gets an opportunity to revisit the old camp as an art instructor, she agrees.

Clues from that long ago summer reveal themselves to Emma, who desperately wants to find out what really happened. Did the girls run away? Who was really responsible for the girls’ disappearance? Are the events from that summer doomed to repeat themselves today?

Pros: Super quick read.

Cons: Not much depth to this one.

The Last Time I Lied had a really good ending, but getting there wasn’t that exciting.

3 stars

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mjk236sb
Oct 01, 2018

Good read - filled with mystery and intrigue!!! Quite an unexpected ending that was note predictable. Well worth your time!!!

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Her2Hats
Sep 29, 2018

I couldn't put this book down & you probably won't be able to either. Good read! Just don't take it with you to Summer Camp!

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Gulkh
Sep 11, 2018

An excellent book. I was spellbound till the very end. Marvelous story telling with an astonishing end. Loved every bit of this book. Highly recommended.

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tink05
Jul 29, 2018

Such a good read. Didnt wanna put it down. This is by far one of my favorite new authors. I admit the story did go all over the place but was still worth wild.

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