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Final Girls by Riley Sager

July 13, 2017

FIRST THERE WERE THREE

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.

THEN THERE WERE TWO

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.

Final Girls is one of those books that grabs you by the collar and hurls you into a maelstrom of darkness, twisted minds and leaves you reeling as you try to work out where the truth lies.

 
Who are the Final Girls? They are the lone survivors of terrible killings; the ones whose psyches have been massively impacted by their experiences and who know that, although they are survivors, they will never be quite the same again. They are bound together in a club no-one ever wants to join.

 
Lisa Milner survived a massacre in her sorority house. Sam Boyd was the only survivor of a motel killer dubbed ‘The Sack Man’ and Quincy Carpenter was the last girl standing after six of her friends were murdered in the Pine Cottage massacre.

 
Our guide and narrator is Quincy. 20 years later and she is doing a decent job of putting the past behind her. She has a nice boyfriend and she has her own, popular, baking blog.
Then Lisa is found dead in her bath; having apparently committed suicide by slitting her wrists.

 
Quincy of course has alerts set and is shocked when she hears about Lisa’s death. She can’t believe that Lisa, who wrote a book about surviving, would give up in this way. Then, out of the blue, Sam appears on her doorstep. She, too, has heard about Lisa’s death.

 
Quincy invites Sam in to stay for a couple of days, but in doing so she is faced with having to bring up the past she has worked so hard to forget; to relive the horrors of that evening that left her soaked in blood and her friends dead.

 
I love a good, evil, serial killer book and this one is twisted, suspenseful and very fast paced.  Riley Sager has an evil mind and I, for one,really liked it. Its not the most enlightened book I have ever read, but it is very addictive.

Unputdownable.

Final Girls is published by Ebury Press on July 13th 2017

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About Riley Sager

Riley Sager is a pseudonym for an author who has been previously published under another name. A native of Pennsylvania, Riley is a writer, editor and graphic designer who now lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

In addition to writing, Riley enjoys reading, movies and baking. (apparently)

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