Friday 8 June 2018

FINAL GIRLS by Riley Sager

Final GirlsFinal Girls by Riley Sager
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love horror, and the Final Girl trope is one I've enjoyed since my teens. And although I'm not big on audio books, when hubby got me a free copy of this, I couldn't wait to listen to it.

Quincy Carpenter is the sole survivor of the Pine Cottage massacre, but she can't remember a chunk of what happened. Still, this puts her in an exclusive club, with only two other members. But she doesn't care about that because she's getting on with her 'normal' life by living with her lawyer boyfriend and baking lots of goodies to add to her website.

Except, she's not exactly normal. The trauma of what happened that night has left her with a bit of a pill-popping habit and other things she hides from everyone. So when the cop who saved her that night calls to tell her one of the other final girls is dead, her life is turned upside down.

But that's nothing compared to what happens when the only other girl left--Sam--enters her life and throws it all to hell...

Whoa. This was quite a ride. The ups and downs, twists and turns, red herrings and secrets all worked perfectly to keep me riveted to my phone so I could hear more.

The narrator of this audio book was great! Her voice and tone really helped push the narrative forward until the grisly end.

BTW, while I worked out several things in this very tight web of lies and death, I wasn't prepared for the final reveal. Yikes! My gosh, it was a great twist that in hindsight totally made sense.

This is a very clever thriller with a good dose of horror thrown in. I really enjoyed the Pine Cottage flashbacks, as well as the other surprise POV bits I wasn't expecting.

Yep. I really enjoyed this book!

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