If you’re a fan of thriller books, you’ve probably heard of Riley Sager. He’s a popular New York Times bestselling thriller author. Here are all of his books in order of release date, including his newest 2023 book release – The Only One Left!
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Who is Riley Sager?
Riley Sager, the pen name of Todd Ritter, is an American author of modern thriller books. He is a New York Times bestselling author, and has written seven novels so far.
His first novel, Final Girls, won the International Thriller Writers Award for Best Hardcover Novel. His books have also been nominated for Goodreads Choice Awards in the Mystery/Thriller and Horror categories.
Riley Sager Books in Order
And now, here are all of Riley Sager’s books in order of publication date!
Synopsis: Ten years ago, Quincy Carpenter became a ‘final girl’ (a survivor of an encounter with a serial killer). Now, just when her life seems to have settled down, another Final Girl is found dead. Yet again, Quincy feels danger lurking, and past memories she’s tried so hard to forget resurface.
Release date: July 11th, 2017 (U.S.)
The Last Time I Lied
Synopsis: As a girl, Emma Davis witnessed three bunkmates at summer camp sneak out into the night – and they were never heard from again. Now, she’s a painter, and she’s invited back to that same summer camp as a painting instructor. She hopes returning to Camp Nightingale will be a way to find closure over what happened. But once she gets there, she realizes it may have been a terrible mistake.
Release date: July 3rd, 2018 (U.S.)
Lock Every Door
Synopsis: Jules Larsen takes a job as an apartment sitter in a fancy Manhattan building called The Bartholomew. The job seems too good to be true, despite all the strange rules, but Jules is desperate. When another apartment sitter in the building goes missing, Jules discovers the building has a dark past – and she may be in danger.
Release date: July 2nd, 2019 (U.S.)
Home Before Dark
Synopsis: As a child, Maggie Holt moved into an old estate called Baneberry Hall with her parents. Just three weeks later, they flee during the night, and her father writes a bestselling book about the horrors they supposedly encountered. Maggie, too young to remember what happened, returns to the estate twenty five years later after her father’s death. She doesn’t believe what her father wrote – but soon, strange events at the house have her questioning everything.
Release date: June 30th, 2020 (U.S.)
Survive The Night
Synopsis: Charlie Jordan is on the road trip from hell – or so she’s becoming more and more convinced, as she is driven across the country by a guy she met through her college’s ride share board. As they get to know each other, Charlie starts to believe he may be a serial killer.
Release date: June 29th, 2021 (U.S.)
The House Across the Lake
Synopsis: A recently widowed woman living at a lake house in Vermont passes the time by watching her neighbors – a glamorous couple – across the lake through binoculars. One day, she saves the wife from drowning, and they strike up a friendship. But the more she watches the couple, the more she starts to question if their marriage is quite as perfect as it seems.
Release date: June 21st, 2022 (U.S.)
The Only One Left
Synopsis: The only survivor of a terrible murder, Lenora Hope – now old and in a wheelchair – still lives in the mansion where her family was killed decades ago. When Kit McDeere, a home health aide, comes to care for Lenora, Lenora insists she wants to tell Kit everything that happened. But can Kit trust her? Is Lenora as innocent as she claims?
Release date: June 20th, 2023 (U.S.)
Do you need to read Riley Sager’s books in order?
Nope! All of Riley Sager’s books are standalone novels, so you can read them in any order.
Have any of Riley Sager’s books been made into movies or TV adaptations?
Multiple Riley Sager books – including Final Girls, The Last Time I Lied, and Home Before Dark – have been optioned for film, but none have been released yet. (Most are currently in development.)
Netflix recently optioned the rights to The House Across the Lake, to be directed by Paul Feig.
As a big Riley Sager fan, I hope you get the chance to read some (or all) of his books! My favorite so far has been Home Before Dark. 🙂
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