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Book Thoughts: Final Girls (Riley Sager)

Sager, Riley - Final Girls


Title: Final Girls
Author: Riley Sager
Genre: Fiction/Thriller
First published: 2017
Edition: Kindle e-book

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. 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. 

I am not sure what I expected going into this. I guess I expected to be thrilled and to be drawn into the story. It was a bit frustrating that this did not quite happen for me.

Although there was nothing wrong per se with the writing at all. In fact, it was easy to read and felt considered enough, which made it all the more disappointed that the plot did not quite work for me.

For a start, I did not really feel much emotion towards any of the characers, which made me care less about the story unfolding. And once the story started unfolding there were so many unnecessary suspicions and twists that I started getting a bit bored.

All in all, although it was a decent enough read, I guess this just did not quite work for me. I would read another book by this author though.

4 out of 7 stars


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