Final Girls

A Novel



"The first great thriller of 2017 is here: Final Girls, by Riley Sager. If you liked Gone Girl, you'll like this."-Stephen King

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-fiancé, 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 Final Girl, 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.
Riley Sager is the pseudonym of an author who lives in Princeton, New Jersey. Riley is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels The Last Time I Lied and Final Girls, a national and international bestseller, which has been published in more than two-dozen countries.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 352
Erscheinungsdatum 23.01.2018
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-101-98538-0
Verlag Dutton
Maße (L/B/H) 20,8/14,1/2,2 cm
Gewicht 278 g
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1 Bewertung

Be careful who you let into your house
von Artemis_25 am 13.07.2017
Bewertet: gebundene Ausgabe

Oh my God, I am under the living again. I simply couldn’t stop reading. This book has just sucked me in and hasn’t let me go until I’d read the final page. I so wanted to find out what happened to Lisa bacause there was no way that she... Oh my God, I am under the living again. I simply couldn’t stop reading. This book has just sucked me in and hasn’t let me go until I’d read the final page. I so wanted to find out what happened to Lisa bacause there was no way that she commited suicide. There must have been something else there, something bigger than first met the eye. And there certainly was. I still can’t believe it. It was so surprising, I would have never been able to guess what happened to her. Everything fits into a bigger picture in the end. I am very impressed how much I was fooled here because the moment I thought I figured it all out, everything was turned upside down. Very well done, although it made me sad as well and angry. How could that person do that? Why that certain someone? It just seems so cruel. The entire topic of the ‚Final Girls‘ was a very interesting one I haven’t read anything about in a book before. It was dealt with in an authentic way. We accompany Quincy Carpenter, the sole survivor of a mass stabbing that happened at a cabin called Pine Cottage, who does only remember the beginning and the end of that terrible event. Even though it might seem that she has moved on, it becomes clear pretty quickly that she in fact hasn’t. The moment Lisa’s suicide reaches her ears and Samantha Boyd comes out of the hole she was hiding in all these years, Quincy is forced to deal with her demons she has managed to suppress so long, well, and the press, of course. All these journalists, they really made me angry. They just don’t know when to stop. The girls, they so fittingly named the ‚Final Girls‘, have gone through hell and they simply don’t care and want to make them live through that over and over again just so they can sell more papers, get more views on their shows. I really liked Quincy. She is so much more than the perfect front she presents to everyone around her, Sam being the only exception. This girl has the power to rile her up. Under the influence of Sam, Quincy shows some pretty scary sides of herself. At some point I seriously doubted her story. Could it have been her who stabbed her friends in Pine Cottage and now she is so traumatized about what she has done, that she can’t remember it anymore? And Sam herself, what is it that she wants from Quincy? Why come out of hiding just when Lisa was found dead? Just the thought that the two remaining Final Girls have to stick together, watch out for each other? As the story continues we get to know them both better and better. In between some chapters there are passeages that slowly unravel what has happened at Pine Cottage. But you won’t know for sure. You’ve got to wait until the end. This is what kept me awake: I needed to know that it was not Quincy who was the culprit here because she is just such a cute girl who loves to bake but can be very fierce and tough at the same time. This book is full of surprises and mysteries that want to be solved. I certainly couldn’t lay the book down until I had just done that. The topic of the Final Girls is really an interesting one that’s been sold very well, very authentic. The characters are very complex, especially Quincy. Cover and title fit the story perfectly. Fans of thrillers are going to love this story, I’m sure.