Final Girls by Riley Sager

Title: Final Girls

Author:  Riley Sager

My Rating:  🌟🌟🌟🌟 

Type: Standalone

Genre: Thriller, Horror Thriller

 Narration: Limited third party 

Primary Characters: Quincy Carpenter

I had slightly high expectation from this book. if you are a regular reader of thrillers and mysteries you have a good chance of having it figured out early. Some twists were expected, yet is a compulsive and addictive read.

Book starts out exactly as explained in the blurb. It’s been nearly ten years since Quincy and her friends were attacked in a remote Pine – cottage cabin by a psycho and she was the ‘Final Girl’ to make it out of that alive. There were two other different massacre’s similar to Pine cottage few years before an attack on her and there are two other women who survived their own nightmare.

Quincy’s is trying to lead a normal life with her attorney boyfriend along with having an own career for herself in baking world. Now things aren’t as simple because she has a selective memory loss of what exactly happened few years back. With other ‘Final Girl’ survivor being dead and another (Samantha) one knocking on her door, she starts getting the glimpse of what happened exactly in the pine – cottage few years back. Sam’s arrival and invasion into Quincy’s life will bring out her bizarre behaviour.

This book had its own moments that made me cringe and parts of it annoyed me and some parts kept me on my toes. This book was layered well. Book moved in slow pace in the beginning and picked up pace in the end. Everything unravels at the steady pace. Two different timelines in the story was a wonderful way of Narration. Plot is the best part of the book. I didn’t like any characters much, including Quincy.

The final twist was so unexpected and the story gained much needed momentum in the last parts leaving me eager for more. Overall, it’s an entertaining, suspenseful, psychological thriller.

Source: My purchased copy

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Blurb as per good reads

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.

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