4 Apr 2020


Book Review / Final Girls by Riley Sagar

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-fiancĂ©, 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.

Published:     11th July 2017
Publisher:  Dutton
Goodreads :  Click here
Series or Stand-Alone:  Stand-Alone
Source:  Owned


This is the final Riley Sagar book that I can get my hands on at the moment but I really do wish there were a lot more - I can't stop reading them!

In this story, we follow Quincy who is a Final Girl which means the only survivor of a tragedy.  In this story there are three from different tragedies but we particularly follow Quincy in this one.  On first look, all seems to be going ok with Quincy but looks can be deceiving.

This one was definately a page turner for me but I do have to say that I was less surprised by a lot of the twists and turns in this one - having already guessed what was going to happen - but that didn't spoil the enjoyment of the story for me.  This was still good and most certainly one that kept me on the edge of my seat wanting to watch Quincy and other characters deal with what was put in front of them as the story goes on.

A great story - less about the surprises for me but more about the story and the characters progressing through what the have to deal with.