From the Publisher:
Two Truths and a Lie. The girls played it all the time in their cabin at Camp Nightingale. Vivian, Natalie, Allison, and first-time camper Emma Davis, the youngest of the group. But the games ended the night Emma sleepily watched the others sneak out of the cabin into the darkness. 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. When the paintings catch the attention of Francesca Harris-White, the wealthy owner of Camp Nightingale, she implores Emma to return to the newly reopened camp as a painting instructor. Seeing an opportunity to find out what really happened to her friends all those years ago, Emma agrees.
Familiar faces, unchanged cabins, and the same dark lake haunt Nightingale, even though the camp is opening its doors for the first time since the disappearances. Emma is even assigned to the same cabin she slept in as a teenager, but soon discovers a security camera–the only one on the property–pointed directly at its door. Then cryptic clues that Vivian left behind about the camp’s twisted origins begin surfacing. As she digs deeper, Emma finds herself sorting through lies from the past while facing mysterious threats in the present. And the closer she gets to the truth about Camp Nightingale and what really happened to those girls, the more she realizes that closure could come at a deadly price.
The Last Time I Lied was an unpredictable mystery. I could not figure out who did it. The main character, Emma Davis, is an artist. She was the last person to see the girls that went missing and had been their friend. When the summer camp re-opens, she is asked to be the art teacher. She goes back to the camp 15 years later to try to figure out what happened to them. Someone puts birds in her room and she knows someone is spying on her, but she doesn’t who. It’s very creepy with a lot of twists and turns.
It was told in alternating narratives from 15 years ago (when the girls went missing) to now. The pacing was very fast paced. My daughter read it in 2 days. It took me a bit longer because I had a lot going on, but we both enjoyed it immensely.
I would like to thank Netgalley for my copy.