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This month’s selections all looked great (they always do), but I am going to talk about The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager.
~The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager: OMG. This book. I read it up-north over the weekend and could not put it down. An excellent beach read for sure. I thought I knew what was going to happen (or what happened) at Camp Nightingale quite a few times, but I was so wrong (every time). There were so many twists and turns in here that I never once last interest. The more it twisted, the more I wanted to read. I didn’t think it lagged at all and was both happy to find out how it ended and sad I was done reading.
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 15 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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All July 2018 Options
July 2018 Book of the Month selections have been revealed! This month’s options are: