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Final Girls: A Novel Hardcover – July 11, 2017
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Praise for Final Girls
“The first great thriller of 2017 is here: Final Girls, by Riley Sager. If you liked Gone Girl, you’ll like this.”—Stephen King
“A terrific read!”—Karin Slaughter, New York Times and international bestselling author
“Sager does an excellent job throughout of keeping the audience guessing until the final twist. A fresh voice in psychological suspense.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Sager cleverly plays on horror movie themes from Scream to Single White Female, creating an homage without camp. Despite comparisons to Gone Girl, this debut’s strong character development and themes of rebirth and redemption align more closely with Flynn’s Dark Places.”—Booklist (starred review)
“The tale builds to a fantastic conclusion that will have readers thinking of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl and Paula Hawkins’s The Girl on the Train....This brilliant horror/psychological thriller will fly off the shelves.”—Library Journal (starred review)
“You know the cold dread that washes over you while you’re watching a slasher flick? That’s how you’ll feel reading this blood-spattered mystery.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Part thriller, part horror story, Final Girls borrows riffs from Friday the 13th, Halloween and Single White Female, but remains its own sophisticated creature...Taut and bloody, this chilling mystery invites Gillian Flynn comparisons. Readers should prepare to sleep with the lights on.”—ShelfAwareness
“Stephen King dubbed this page-turner about three women with a seriously grim bond the ‘first great thriller of 2017.’ So yeah, it’s good.”—Cosmopolitan
“A twisty thriller that keeps you guessing whodunit.”—Family Circle
“In horror movies, the "final girl" is the one young woman who makes it out of a slasher film alive. But in Sager's story, Quincy, who survived a mass murder, refuses to play into the "final girl" trope. Instead, she creates a fulfilling life in NYC. Then, a woman like her dies of an apparent suicide, and Quincy's well-crafted facade gradually begins to unravel. This one will keep you guessing until the very last page.”—PureWow
“Final Girls is a twisty horror novel that will keep you perched, terrified, at the edge of your seat until the very last page.”—Bustle
“Sager quickly ratchets up the mystery and the psychological suspense in class slasher-movie fashion…Sager takes time to delve into the head of the main character, creating an emotionally charged experience readers won’t soon forget.” —BookPage
“The tone of this book is absolutely spot on – more Dark Places than Gone Girl – but it’s creepy as hell and it evokes the best qualities of 80’s slasher movies.” —BookRiot
“[A] cleverly devised, expertly written psychological thriller” —Fresh Fiction
“Final Girls is the reason they came up with the term ‘page-turner.’” —PopHorror
“Readers won’t want to put this intense thriller down on the beach blanket — though that blanket may come in handy for hiding under during some of the book’s scarier moments.” —Deseret News
“The Final Girls need you. You must sit down with this book, you must read. You must start flipping pages, faster, faster, faster. The Final Girls are tough, everything survivors should be. But the new threat is clever, ominous, even closer than you suspect. You are about to gasp. You might drop the book. You may have to look over your shoulder. But you must keep reading. This is the best book of 2017, the Final Girls need you.”—Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author of Find Her
“Final Girls is a compulsive read, with characters who are at once unreliable and sympathetic. Just when you think you've figured out the plot, the story pivots in a startling new direction....A taut and original mystery that will keep you up late trying to figure out a final twist that you won't see coming.”—Carla Norton, bestselling author of The Edge of Normal and What Doesn't Kill Her
“Part psychological thriller, part homage to slasher flicks and film noir, Final Girls has a little bit of everything: a suspicious death, a damaged heroine, an unwelcome guest who trades in secrets, and not a single character you can trust. Plenty of nail-biting fun!”—Hester Young, author of The Gates of Evangeline
“There are uncommon books and films that crack the ‘safe place,’ that have us forgetting it’s only a story. Nobody knows exactly how this is done, but when it’s done, we know it. Final Girls is operating on that plane; you will check your own arm for a wound a character suffers, you will look across the room when a character hears someone coming, and you will wonder if you yourself have the mettle to endure being a Final Girl.”—Josh Malerman, author of Bird Box
“Smart and provocative, with plenty of twists and turns, Final Girls will have the reader racing breathlessly toward its shocking conclusion.”—Sophie Littlefield, award-winning author of The Guilty One and The Missing Place
“Phenomenally drawn characters and an intriguing premise make this one of my favorite books I've read this year. An outstanding novel.”—Hollie Overton, bestselling author of Baby Doll
“Captivating and compelling, with a refreshingly brilliant premise, Riley Sager is one to watch.”—Lisa Hall, bestselling author of Between You and Me and Tell Me No Lies
“An intriguing original idea. We’ve all shuddered at bloodbath stories—but how does the survivor cope? It made me think outside the psychological box. Fresh voice, great characterisation and unexpected surprises. This stayed in my mind because it was different.”—Jane Corry, Sunday Times bestselling author of My Husband's Wife
About the Author
Final Girls is the first thriller from Riley Sager, a pseudonym for an author who has previously published under another name. A native of Pennsylvania, Riley is a writer, editor, and graphic designer who lives in Princeton, New Jersey.
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Don't want to say too much and give anything away, So just go read it lol
The book is told from the point of view of Quincy, 1 of the Final girls (someone who was the sole survivor of a massacre). She survived the Pine cottage killing. Her and her friends went to pine cottage to celebrate her best friend birthday and Quincy was the only one to come out alive. It is told in present day, But there were also chapters that jumped back in time to when they were at Pine Cottage.
Quincy survived and even was able to get on with her life (She has a cooking blog, is living with someone, has a nice Xanax addiction lol ). Then Lisa (another Final Girl who survived a sorority killing) was found dead in her tub. And then Sam (Final Girl who survived a hotel massacre) shows up on Quincy's door step. You can see where this is going right.
Once Sam shows up she starts trying to make Quincy remember what happened at Pine Cottage, Since Quincy has no memory of the killings (only from when before they started and then when she was rescued), which makes Quincy wonder why Sam is really there and why she wants her to remember. I do have to say some of the things that Sam had Quincy doing and the way Sam was acing, had me thinking "why are you going along with her and letting her stay. Kick her ass out" lol
As more and more things started to come light I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. And oh the twists and turns. I never figured anything out (even though I kept thinking I did), until it was all revealed at the end. And what an ending that was. HOLY WOW!!!!
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