Title:- Final Girls
Author:- Riley Sager
Date published:- July 13th 2017
No. of pages:- 466 pages
Genre:- Horror/Psychological Thriller
Overall rating:- 4/5
Three girls. Three tragedies. One unthinkable secret.
The media calls them the Final Girls – Quincy, Sam, Lisa – the infamous group that no one wants to be part of. The sole survivors of three separate killing sprees, they are linked by their shared trauma.
But when Lisa dies in mysterious circumstances and Sam shows up unannounced on her doorstep, Quincy must admit that she doesn’t really know anything about the other Final Girls. Can she trust them? Or can there only ever be one?
All Quincy knows is one thing: she is next.
This is actually the fifth book I have read of Riley Sager…but Final Girls is actually his debut book, so I am reading his debut book a little too late.
Quincy Carpenter is one of those “Final Girls” after she survived a massacre that killed all her friends in a Pine Cottage. Now after almost ten years, Quincy tries to move on with her life. But when another Final Girl named Lisa Milner is found dead mysteriously, another survivor of another massacre, Samantha Boyd turns up after years of radio silence, angry. Quincy knows that someone is targeting them and that they could be the next.
I immensely enjoyed reading Riley Sager’s books and make it a point to read all his books that I even bought a copy of his latest release House Across the Lake. The entire book to me felt like I was watching some horror movie with me sitting on the edge, wanting to know what is going to happen next. This book divides between the present and the past–the past is the actual events at Pine Cottage nine years ago, leading to the massacre. There were twists and turns, the whole book was fast paced and the author really did a good job of drawing the reader into the story. Quincy is one courageous and brave character and despite the fact that she is trying to lead a normal life, the horrors that she experienced at the cottage prevented her from doing so. The ending was so unexpected that it really threw me off.
Overall, if you are looking for a book with a horror element in it, I strongly recommend this book–worth 4 stars!
Riley Sager is the New York Times bestselling author of six novels, most recently Home Before Dark and Survive the Night. His first novel, Final Girls, has been published in 30 countries and won the ITW Thriller Award for Best Hardcover Novel. His latest book, The House Across the Lake, will be published in 2022 by Dutton Books.
A native of Pennsylvania, he now lives in Princeton, New Jersey.