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.
I read this book without knowing what it was about, just because it was written by Riley Sager, whose book I’ve read before and loved, so I thought I’d read it, especially after staring at my bookshelf for half an hour.
10/10 – That was something! Riley Sager is a wonderful author by which I was convinced when reading his other book, but maybe this one is even better! When I found out ” everything ” I was like, well, it’s a nice, simple little thriller, it will be 3 and a half, maybe 4 stars.
BUT! BUT! What happened at the very end! My goodness! I was totally shocked, I didn’t know that was going to happen, I just stared at the pages for a couple of seconds.
10/10 – We had very interesting characters.I think Emma was a good character and brave.The other characters weren’t bad either, everyone had a role, they had their own voice, which is very important. Plus we had an LGBTQ character! Which is not very common in thrillers, unfortunately, it was a very nice surprise!
10/10 – If I read a thriller, I don’t think too much about the romance, but this was different!
I liked Emma and Theo from the beginning, and I wanted them together, which is surprising because it’s a thriller, but it also proves how great of a writer Riley Sager is.
10/10 – Love how creepy it is!
By the way, if I’m not mistaken, I don’t think I’ve ever given five stars to a thriller, but now I’m going to have to, because that ending shocked me, as I mentioned. I can’t wait to read the writer’s other book, the very first book he published.