Final Girls

By Riley Sager

Final Girls: A Novel by [Sager, Riley]

5 out of 5 stars

When Stephen King calls a book a great thriller, what do you do? You pick it up and read it, that’s what you do!

The Final Girls of the title is what the press has named three women who were the sole survivors of a murderous rampage. The story is mainly about Quincy Carpenter. She seems to be living her life in a “normal” way. She has a baking blog. She lives with her boyfriend Jeff, a public defender. She still talks to Coop, the police officer who’s arms she ran into on the night of the murders at Pine Cottage. But things are not always what they seem. When Lisa Milner, a final girl who wanted to be friends, is found dead of an apparent suicide, things change. The third final girl, Samantha Boyd shows up at Quincy’s and it is obvious that she is after something. She wants Quincy to remember just what happened. You see, Quincy does not remember what happened at the cabin. Why is it important for Samantha and why does she feel the need to bring out a darker side of Quincy? You will just have to read and find out.

The whole book is tinged with an eerie dread. It goes back and forth between the present and the night at Pine Cottage.  You know something is going to happen, you feel it coming. You also know that something awful happened and maybe you don’t want her to remember. It is unsettling. It is uncomfortable. It is so hard to put down! I admit there were a few times that I felt a little scared and I was safe and sound, tucked into my bed. It will really take you out of your comfort zone. It takes you exactly where a thriller should.  You will not be disappointed. But maybe read it when you are not alone and in bed.

I happily received a copy of this book from Netgalley and Penguin Group Dutton in exchange for an honest review.


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