Title: Final Girls
Author: Riley Sager
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.
I was so excited to read Final Girls, having seen lots of great reviews and having read the synopsis which sounded right up my street. I wasn’t disappointed!
The novel is really fast paced, following two narrative time frames. One takes place in the present day, as Quincy finds out one of the other three ‘Final Girls’, Lisa, has died and meets up with the other Final Girl, Sam, who she has never met before, and the other dates back to the time when the horrific ‘incident’ took place, told through short excerpts spread out throughout the book.
Final Girls is great because it really made me question who to trust and who to believe; I love books that do this! Some of it was quite formulaic, yes, but I felt it really kept me intrigued and wanting to read on. I didn’t find myself getting bored or uninterested with the plot, as I have with various other books recently, but instead really enjoyed both the present day and past storylines as they unfolded. It left me unsure of everything, and I thought I had it all figured out towards the end – but no, definitely not!
I don’t want to give anything else away but just say that this is a fast-paced, fun read with plenty of sinister-feeling moments (which I loved!), taking the reader on an emotional roller-coaster as they follow the ups and downs of Quincy’s life in the aftermath of Lisa’s death.
Many thanks to Ebury and Netgalley for providing a copy of this novel on which I chose to write an honest and unbiased review.