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“The first great thriller of 2017 is here: Final Girls, by Riley Sager. If you liked Gone Girl, you’ll like this.”—Stephen King
Ten years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie–scale massacre. In an instant, she became a member of a club no one wants to belong to—a group of similar survivors known in the press as the Final Girls: Lisa, who lost nine sorority sisters to a college dropout's knife; Sam, who went up against the Sack Man during her shift at the Nightlight Inn; and now Quincy, who ran bleeding through the woods to escape Pine Cottage and the man she refers to only as Him. The three girls are all attempting to put their nightmares behind them and, with that, one another. Despite the media's attempts, they never meet.
Now, Quincy is doing well—maybe even great, thanks to her Xanax prescription. She has a caring almost-fiancé, Jeff; a popular baking blog; a beautiful apartment; and a therapeutic presence in Coop, the police officer who saved her life all those years ago. Her memory won’t even allow her to recall the events of that night; the past is in the past.
That is until Lisa, the first Final Girl, is found dead in her bathtub, wrists slit; and Sam, the second Final Girl, appears on Quincy's doorstep. Blowing through Quincy's life like a whirlwind, Sam seems intent on making Quincy relive the past, with increasingly dire consequences, all of which makes Quincy question why Sam is really seeking her out. And when new details about Lisa's death come to light, Quincy's life becomes a race against time as she tries to unravel Sam's truths from her lies, evade the police and hungry reporters, and, most crucially, remember what really happened at Pine Cottage, before what was started ten years ago is finished.
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Did the company who manufactures Xanax pay you or something??? In case you missed it, we are in an EPIDEMIC of prescription drug abuse, myself and several of my friends and family have struggled with this issue with sometimes horrific consequences...I understand that the role of the drug (for our protagonist) is important for the development of your story. But it is ludicrous, selfish, and completely irresponsible to draw the reader’s attention over and over and over again to this deadly, mind numbing, life ruining substance. If my fifteen year old niece were to read your book, she wouldn’t be halfway through it before she’d be online searching how to procure this menace of a medicine. You completely romanticize it. You also need to make your point with it, and move on. There is so much drug taking in this book that I had the first using dream in TEN YEARS thanks to your little pharmaceutical add/novel. I am not trying to be a jerk, there were some very cool aspects of the story. But you need to get with what’s going on in the world, you’re pharmaceutical add/book is reckless, even destructive. You should care what you are putting out into the world, into the hands of teenagers, people in recovery, people who are vulnerable...
I love your other stuff, this one, I couldn’t even finish it. I don’t want to think about drugs every ten minutes thank you very much.
Such a great premise with such little content
A few chapters in the beginning to get the gist, then a few in the middle and then the end.
Honestly so much nothing in between the ‘meat’ of the book.