Saturday, January 13, 2018

Review ~ Final Girls by Riley Sager

Title: Final Girls
Author: Riley Sager
Copyright: 2017
Type:  Suspense/Thriller
Pages: 342
Series: no

Reason for Reading
I heard on the Bookriot that it was an interesting read and I thought it was one I should check out. 

"The Final Girls need you. . . .  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."—Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author of Find Her

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.

This book surprised me. I didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I did. It constantly had me on guard and questioning what I thought I knew vs what I did know. I was definitely on the edge of my seat while reading it. There were constant twist and turns, some I expected while others completely took me by surprised. I have to say my favorite part is when Quincy flashes back to the night in the cabin when it all went horribly wrong. It was a mystery inside a thriller inside a mystery due to the flashbacks of the original crime and what is currently happening with the final girls. 
I have to say the twist and turns are what kept me on the edge of my seat. There were a few plot devices that I didn't care for but managed to overlook them due to the fantastic story and writing that comes with this books. It is one of the few books I read in 2017 that I can say I recommend with most of my conversations. 

Goodreads: 4 out of 5 stars

Would you recommend this book to others? I already have recommended this numerous times. 

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