Final Girls – Riley Sager

One of the most anticipated thrillers for 2017 is almost here! The #CJSReads2017 trio was able to snag some copies from Dutton for our honest reviews (a big thanks to them!) Check back on release day to see our collective reviews πŸ™‚

FINAL GIRLS by Riley Sager (releasing July 11th, 2017 – mark those calendars!) has a ton of hype around it, and its completely deserved. I always get nervous going into these because I don’t want to be let down, I definitely was not disappointed!

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My Thoughts: 5/5 stars!

Here is probably one of the most talked about thrillers of 2017 – and with good reason! When the King has a blurb on the cover, I’m drawn to it instantly. When he says this is the best thriller of 2017, then I need it! Riley Sager’s debut FINAL GIRLS was an incredible thriller with a nonstop pace that had me flipping through pages.

Quincy, Lisa, and Sam are all Final Girls. All three are the survivors of horrific, horror movie worthy killings. Quincy was the only one to make it back from her vacation with five college friends. Lisa survived a knife attack when her nine sorority sisters did now. Sam went up against the Sack Man during her shift at work at the Nightlight Inn. Despite the constant attempts from the media, the three girls have not met. They just want to get on with their lives.

Quincy has finally gotten on with her life – a fiance, job, beautiful apartment, and her Xanax make for a great life. That is until Lisa, the first Final Girl, is found dead in her bathtub, from an apparent suicide. Sam, the second Final Girl, shows up on Quincy’s doorstep and her world is turned upside down.

Quincy is our narrator, but we alternated between past and present to try and work through all the lies and buried memories. The characters were so well developed – you could relate to Quincy and she felt like a real person. The girls are multi-dimensional and as the story goes on we learn more and more about them. I loved how original this story was – a girl wandering out of the woods and covered in blood. That only happens in horror movies, right? Not for these Final Girls, that is only the beginning of their nightmares.

From the first page this book has you on the edge of your seat. If I didn’t have work interrupting, then I would have easily read this in one sitting. The ending! Did not see that coming – I thought I could predict where things were going to end, but then a huge twist was thrown in. Sager tied together everything so well in this novel and I will be waiting for more from this author!

If you want an addictive thriller with nonstop suspense, then stop looking because this is the book you need!!

A huge thanks to Dutton for the early copy in exchange for my honest review!

–Jess

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