“Final Girl is film-geek speak for the last woman standing at the end of a horror movie.”Riley Sager, Final Girls
Final Girls is a psychological thriller about 3 girls who were the ones left alive after a mass murder. Quincy, the main character in the story survived the Pine Cottage killings. After Lisa, the first final girl, is found dead in her apartment, Quincy can feel in her gut that there’s something not quite right. Then Sam, the second final girl, shows up at Quincy’s apartment and creates chaos.
Rily Sager did such an amazing job with this one. There were so many twists and turns, I kept thinking I was on the right track to solving everything and then he’d throw a wrench in everything. I should’ve known though, the foreshadowing in the book is incredible. At one point in the story, we learn that Quincy won’t say the Pine Cottage murderer’s name since it all happened. Then, in the next retelling of Pine Cottage, we learn his name. Somehow, even though all that foreshadowing is there, Sager still managed to baffle me.
The story goes back and forth telling Quincy’s present-day story and exposing what happened that night at Pine Cottage. I loved the way Sager would narrate something about Quincy’s life now and then go right into something related that happened at Pine Cottage.
I read this book as a buddy read and we were supposed to read up to chapter 30, well I couldn’t put it down. The story was so engrossing, giving me something new to hook onto after each and every chapter. If you like psychological thrillers, I highly recommend picking this one up. It has a different premise than any other thriller I’ve read. And it was a really great read!