Final Girls : A Novel

Final Girls : A Novel

eBook - 2017
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Penguin Putnam

“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.

Baker & Taylor
Emerging as the lone survivor of a serial killer's massacre a decade earlier, Quincy Carpenter struggles to ignore traumatic memories and move on as one of a group of other survivors who look to her for answers when one of them is found dead in a suspicious suicide.

Publisher: E P Dutton,, 2017
ISBN: 9781101985373
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Alternative Title: Axis 360 eBooks


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DBRL_ANNEG Dec 27, 2017

This slasher-film inspired thriller was fairly entertaining, but drags a bit in the first half. As the twists start rolling out towards the end it picks up speed and comes to a (somewhat) surprising conclusion. I think anyone who leans towards the girl-in-danger suspense novels that seem to appear every other day as of late, will enjoy this. It's not highly memorable, but not a bad way to spend a weekend.

Dec 20, 2017

Thriller about a trio of girl who call themselves " the final girls " and were survivors each of gruesome murder rampages. Liked it because of the suspense but didn't like that they seem to carry the moniker "the final girls" as a badge of honor per se and some parts were implausible. good overall.

ehbooklover Dec 08, 2017

This page-turner gripped me from the first page and didn't let up until the twist at the end (which I totally did NOT see coming). I hated to put it down but I had to sometimes to catch my breath. A disturbing read that had me questioning everything and everybody until the very end.

Oct 29, 2017

Good. A lot of twists and turns. Just when you think you figured it out, you haven't.

Oct 22, 2017

Final Girls had all the elements of a great murder mystery- unfolding characters, a multiple murder or two, guessing the identity of the perpetrating murderer, questioning how and if it will come together in the end.

Cynthia_N Oct 11, 2017

I was still guessing right until the reveal! Sam made me so nervous that I just wanted to shake Quincy and tell her to make her leave!! Good read!

Sep 09, 2017

Final Girls is an unsettling, intense psychological thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end. The twisty plot turns in this book about one of the survivors of a serial killer, a girl who is once again a target, but cannot remember any details of the original crime, compel you to keep reading.
Scary, exciting and fun. This is a winner in the genre of psychological thrillers.

RobertELPL Sep 01, 2017

This was a pretty interesting take on the thriller genre. The main character, Quincy, is one of three "Final Girls" a trope used in horror films to describe the sole survivor of a bloody massacre. In this case, Quincy's was at a cabin in the woods. While many thrillers are about the events leading up to a violent, traumatic event, this story is more about dealing with what comes next. When one of the other Final Girls dies and the second comes out of hiding, the story becomes a but more of the usual thriller recipe. However, the author does a great job of writing an engaging story that remains entertaining til the end.

Jul 28, 2017

This was such a good read. Little slow at times but then just when you think it's going this way it goes another. Then you think you've got it figured out again but nope dead wrong. That's the way thrillers were meant to be written defidently a must read.


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