Final Girls

Final Girls

A Novel

Book - 2017
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Emerging as the lone survivor of a serial killer's massacre a decade earlier, Quincy Carpenter struggles to ignore traumatic memories and move on as one of a group of other survivors who look to her for answers when one of them is found dead in a suspicious suicide.
Published: New York, New York :, Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781101985366
1101985364
Branch Call Number: F SAG
Characteristics: 342 pages ;,24 cm

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DBRL_ANNEG Dec 27, 2017

This slasher-film inspired thriller was fairly entertaining, but drags a bit in the first half. As the twists start rolling out towards the end it picks up speed and comes to a (somewhat) surprising conclusion. I think anyone who leans towards the girl-in-danger suspense novels that seem to appea... Read More »


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marycatlyons Jan 30, 2018

This was a difficult read to get through. Not because of the content, but due to the dragging storyline. It honestly couldn't have ended fast enough for me. I felt it was lacking in a lot of areas, but mostly in the ability to jump fluidly from one storyline to another. I couldn't connect with any of the characters, and even though you're probably supposed to feel awful for the protagonist, Quinn, I just found myself becoming more and more irritated. Mostly because there were still pages upon pages to be read, but also because Quinn was just plain irritating.

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NancyDrew_1961
Jan 25, 2018

I rarely abandon a book once started, but the uninspired writing style, the fact that there was little I could find about the hackneyed characters to make me put in the effort to understand and empathize with their behavior and motivations, and the small but distracting errors in scene descriptions and continuity within a particular "scene," made me happy to jettison this particular work only a third of the way through. (And speaking of sub-par writing, my apologies for the run-on sentence!)

Too many current works seem to be trying (and sometimes failing) to cash in on the twisty-ending "The Girl on the Train" genre, and to me, this was another unfortunate example of that trend. Sadly, I found this work uninspired and downright insulting to the seasoned reader used to more compelling reads. Perhaps I would have found this book more rewarding if I could have slogged through more pages, but life is too short, and there are many more interesting and well-written books to explore...

vmccreedy Jan 23, 2018

A twisty thriller full of red herrings that keeps you guessing until the end. A satisfying ending, rather than one of those deus ex machina conclusions. This is the book for you if you like thrillers or horror.

MGBustillo Jan 06, 2018

Several girls survived separate horrible events that left them the last girl alive. One girl, Quincy learns a fellow "Final Girl" committed suicide but the facts do not add up.

DBRL_ANNEG Dec 27, 2017

This slasher-film inspired thriller was fairly entertaining, but drags a bit in the first half. As the twists start rolling out towards the end it picks up speed and comes to a (somewhat) surprising conclusion. I think anyone who leans towards the girl-in-danger suspense novels that seem to appear every other day as of late, will enjoy this. It's not highly memorable, but not a bad way to spend a weekend.

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wilqser
Dec 20, 2017

Thriller about a trio of girl who call themselves " the final girls " and were survivors each of gruesome murder rampages. Liked it because of the suspense but didn't like that they seem to carry the moniker "the final girls" as a badge of honor per se and some parts were implausible. good overall.

ehbooklover Dec 08, 2017

This page-turner gripped me from the first page and didn't let up until the twist at the end (which I totally did NOT see coming). I hated to put it down but I had to sometimes to catch my breath. A disturbing read that had me questioning everything and everybody until the very end.

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BLACKSQUIRREL_1
Oct 29, 2017

Good. A lot of twists and turns. Just when you think you figured it out, you haven't.

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laphampeak
Oct 22, 2017

Final Girls had all the elements of a great murder mystery- unfolding characters, a multiple murder or two, guessing the identity of the perpetrating murderer, questioning how and if it will come together in the end.

Cynthia_N Oct 11, 2017

I was still guessing right until the reveal! Sam made me so nervous that I just wanted to shake Quincy and tell her to make her leave!! Good read!

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