Man, oh man, Riley Sager is a master at messing with the mind of the reader! Last Time I Lied should've been titled Everybody Lies because there are secrets buried everywhere, both literally and figuratively. The story starts a bit slow, but once it has its hooks in you, there's no breaking loose as the tension builds little by little. Every answer brings another question as past merges with present and everyone is a suspect, including our less than reliable narrator. With the exception of Emma's friend, Marc, there's not a character in this twisted tale that I was completely sure about for more than a hot minute. Everyone has an agenda of one kind or other and every conversation is laced with what could be a clue, a veiled threat, or on the other hand, mean nothing at all. With some whiplash inducing twists, mysteries within mysteries, and so many secrets, this one will keep you guessing right up to the mind-blowing conclusion, and I absolutely loved it!
Aspen left her sadistic motorcycle club boyfriend behind and all she wanted was a fresh start. But that plan gets shot to hell when she meets Liam.
Liam belongs to a motorcycle club as well and it seems Aspen can't seem to find another type of guy to be attracted to. Before we can shake our heads, we learn Liam's got his hangups, too and everything gets all complicated pretty quickly. Can they both stop for a moment and get over their pasts or will Aspen's ex finally catch up to her and destroy her future?
First Time Rider features:
I like it - style, story, characters: all strong. as far as Summer of Spies goes, and whether this qualifies or not - well, yeah, it’s not the archetype of all Spy novels, more like a variant, but that’s usually interesting too. happy to be giving this author a go; working out well, so far.
um, apologies, in advance, for the fact that the next book I’ll (probably) be reading is called Dead Horsemeat. yeah yeah, I know...blechy updates and cover images coming not long from now. but we’ll deal with it, together, when the time comes.