Final Girls by Riley Sager
Published July 11, 2017 by Dutton
Genres Thriller, Suspense
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, 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.
Long synopsis I know, I just like to include it so that people who are reading this review without being familiar with the book have an idea about what it is about. I had been looking forward to reading Final Girls for quite while and I can say that I really enjoyed it. The book is written from Quincy’s perspective and flips back and forth between the present and the night at Pine Cottage, slowly telling the back story throughout the book. I do have to say that Quincy as a character was not my favorite and I found her quite annoying at times. It was very interesting to read about Quincy and Sam’s relationship after Sam comes into her life and they start to get to know each other. I do have to say that there were a few parts of the book that seemed to slow down a bit and I kept waiting for the plot twist to happen, which of course thought I had figured out. The plot wasn’t exactly clear at all times and sometimes I wasn’t really sure where it was going. That is where there 4 stars comes from because I was quite impressed by the multiple plot twists towards the end of the book. I do have to say that after the impressive plot twists, the ending wasn’t exactly what I expected. Overall, I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to suspense and thriller fans.
Thank you to the publisher was sending me an ARC.