Final Girls - Riley Sager

Final Girls

By Riley Sager

  • Release Date: 2017-07-11
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 70 Ratings)

Description

THE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

“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, 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.

Reviews

  • Good not great but extremely entertaining

    4
    By Melizabethgard
    Perfect book for fall and Halloween time, I had a hard time reading it at night- it got scary at some points! Riley Sager does a great job of writing suspense and building up to a big climax. I thought the end petered out a bit and tried too hard to have a twist, which ended up being a bit unbelievable. But for a juicy, entertaining read I thought that this book hit the spot. I recommended it to my friends and would recommend to you! If you're looking for a page turner and not the next Pulitzer, this book is for you.
  • Good

    4
    By DiscoEscargot
    Has a nice twist at the end
  • Great story

    5
    By Camila Fischer
    I really enjoyed reading this book. The twist was incredible and made me read non stop!!! I just wish the final could have more action! Still a great book!
  • So much potential! :(

    4
    By jazzzzzzthespazz
    Final Girls was exciting and deliciously puzzling ...until you arrived at the last 30 pages, which consisted of foreseeable blandness. I so desperately wanted to give this book 5 stars but the ending was like reading the script of a low budget horror film. Cringe.
  • Fun, easy read

    5
    By Allyseeya
    Really fun, suspenseful mystery. I tore through this in just a couple days. You'll love it especially if you love the classic horror movies of the 80s.
  • Decent read, but disappointing end

    4
    By Caroline_AA
    Final Girls was a good page turning thriller that had me questioning all of the characters, including our heroine, Quincy. However, I went into this book with really high expectations, having been praised by Stephen King as "the first great thriller of 2017", and was a little disappointed in the end. Things I loved: The plot. I loved that Quincy couldn't remember what happened to her the night her friends were all slaughtered. I loved the very idea of The Final Girls. I loved the depth of Quincy's character, how she coped with the aftermath of the massacre. I really enjoyed getting to see the full story of what happened to Quincy and her friends at the cabin in pieces scattered throughout the story. It was all very solid. Things I didn't care for: The ending. I mean, the ending itself was pretty awesome. But I expected a bigger twist. I had a theory that would have been epic, but it didn't happen that way. The ending is good, I see how it all tied up in the end, but I recently read Gone Girl and was expecting my mind to be blown. Unfortunately, it was not. So, do I recommend this one? Yes, because it was an enjoyable ride, even if the ending was a little more predictable than I would have preferred.
  • A "can't put it down."

    5
    By DocsPA
    Held my attention with the likes of Coben and Connelly. Smoothly written and kept me guessing up to the end. Get a sample if you're unsure, you won't be disappointed.
  • Final girls

    5
    By tattedman
    Amazing read!! Loved every minute of it. Read it in two days, couldn't put it down. Bravo!

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