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Olivia’s Book Club: Riley Sager, ‘Survive The Night’

Updated: Oct. 26, 2021 at 12:20 PM MST
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(3TV/CBS 5) -- Fans of Riley Sager’s work know that he is a master at delivering twist after twist in suspenseful thrillers like “Home Before Dark,” “Lock Every Door,” and his latest, “Survive The Night.”

Sager joins the podcast to talk to Olivia about the novel, its protagonist Charlie, and why the film student fears she may be the Campus Killer’s next victim. He set the book in 1991, the same time that Sager was a college student, allowing him to reference his own favorite music and movies to bring the story and tension to life. Sager talks about how post-pandemic readers may tap into their own feelings of being trapped as they journey along in the car next to Josh, not knowing when or how the road trip will end, or who will survive the night. See below for links to the companion movie and music playlist for “Survive the Night.” Olivia admits to the author that this is her first time reading his work—another reliable recommendation from Margaret!

In a Moment with Margaret, they discuss the Spotify playlist (and movie list!) the author crafted as companions to his latest book. Margaret also recommends “Summer of ‘69″ by Elin Hilderbrand, a different genre, but a book that also taps heavily into music to set the scenes and the period.

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