Final Girls is the perfect mix of a slasher movie, a psychological thriller and has an unbelievable twist!
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.
Where do I even begin.
Freaking Riley Sager man!
This is the second time I’m reading this book and I’m reminded why I love Sager so much.
Random fun fact: Riley Sager is a pseudonym!
Okay, the last couple of chapters were definitely slasher-esque. Like it’s gory, but you can’t stop reading.
This time around, I focused more on the characters than the plot.
I definitely understand Quincy more even though sometimes she needed some sense slapped into her.
Janelle is the epitome of that girl in high school/college that made you do things you don’t want to then walks all over you when it suits her.
Joe creeps me out/I really like him!?
Coop just freaks me out. He did before and still does now.
Oh and in case you need more reasons to stay out of the forest (Stay Sexy and Don’t get Murdered style) this book gives you ample.
Okay so y’all, I have to stop this review to mention the amazing buddy read I’m in:
@gareindeedreads and @the_grateful_read are doing a buddy read for all the Riley Sager books (his newest book, Home Before Dark, is a June BOTM pick-making him the first author in history to be featured on BOTM 4 times! Congrats!).
Oh and P.S. I won an ARC of HOME BEFORE DARK back in March and I DEVOURED it! It is freaking awesome guys! Just don’t read it at night…
Back to the buddy read-let me just say that around 5:45 P.M every night my phone struggles to keep up with the messages my group sends. Seriously, it has frozen like 10 times and I’ve missed hilarious convos.
End of interruption- back to our regularly scheduled blog post.
via @gareindeedreads-his choices are SPOT ON. Follow him on IG if you haven’t yet!