THE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
WINNER OF THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL THRILLER WRITERS AWARD FOR BEST HARDCOVER NOVEL
“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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
A "final girl" is the one left standing at the end of a horror movie. Riley Sager’s thriller revolves around Quincy Carpenter, the lone survivor of a gruesome killing spree in a remote forest cabin. Quincy is desperately trying to live a normal life with her lawyer boyfriend, but the past—and her connection to two other women who eluded deranged murderers—keeps getting in the way. We tore through Final Girls in a weekend, delighted by its satisfying surprises and scares.
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At times was a bit predictable. But a fun summer read!
Honestly one of the best books 8 I had read in a really long time, it has so many twists and turns I was surprised every step of the way.
Good plot, bad writing
I thought the plot for this story was thrilling and twisted, but difficult to enjoy because the writing was so poor. None of the conversations sounded like they were natural and it was generally badly written. Still worth the read for a chilling plot and good mystery.