Final Girls by Riley Sager
Publisher: Ebury Press
Publishing date – June 29th 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller
* Received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much! This doesn’t affect the review in any way. My opinions, are as always, my own.*
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.
Lisa, Quincy and Samantha survived unimaginable horrors. And they were the sole survivors of each of them. They are called Final Girls.
Quincy is doing good in life with her backing methods and her Xanax pills, until something bad happens to Lisa, and Quincy and Sam finally meet.
After that moment nothing will ever be the same.
This book completely blew my mind! It’s such an amazing thriller!
I tried so hard to guess the end. And each time I thought I knew it, the book turned in a completely new direction. The book is full of surprising twists and I think I never got so tense reading in my entire life! I had so many guesses and in the end, I just couldn’t get it right.
I loved the plot. It was interesting, clever and just perfect. I couldn’t stop reading it. I had to know what happened next. What was Quinn going to do? How was she going to react?
This book was everything I could think about these past days. And I loved each piece of it, from the characters to the writing, that was extremely captivating and just on point.
I loved how well the characters where planned. They were very interesting. And although the book develops around what happened to Quincy at Pine Cottage, it didn’t cause me pity or sadness, it mainly got me angry. And a lot of the time, angry at the wrong person / action.
I would love to see this book turned into a movie!
This is a gripping and tense book that I highly, HIGHLY recommend for reading in 2017!
Do you guys have any suggestions of thrillers? I am enjoying reading them more and more!