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Final Girls

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***the fantastically engrossing psychological thriller that STEPHEN KING is likening to GONE GIRL: `The first great thriller of 2017 is almost here'*** FIRST THERE WERE THREE The media calls them the Final Girls - Quincy, Sam, Lisa - the infamous group that no one wants to be part of. The sole survivors of three separate killing sprees, they are linked by their shared trauma. THEN THERE WERE TWO But when Lisa dies in mysterious circumstances and Sam shows up unannounced on her doorstep, Quincy must admit that she doesn't really know anything about the other Final Girls. Can she trust them? Or... CAN THERE ONLY EVER BE ONE? All Quincy knows is one thing: she is next.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 162 x 240 x 32mm | 605g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Ebury Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1785034022
  • 9781785034022
  • 3,533

About Riley Sager

Final Girls is the first thriller from Riley Sager, a pseudonym for an author who has previously published under another name. Riley is a native of Pennsylvania, a writer, editor, and graphic designer who lives in Princeton, New Jersey.show more

Review quote

"The first great thriller of 2017 is almost here: FINAL GIRLS, by Riley Sager. If you liked GONE GIRL, you'll like this" -- Stephen King "The FINAL GIRLS need you. You must sit down with this book, you must read. You must start flipping pages, faster, faster, faster. The FINAL GIRLS are tough, everything survivors should be. But the new threat is clever, ominous, even closer than you suspect. You are about to gasp. You might drop the book. You may have to look over your shoulder. But you must keep reading. This is the best book of 2017, the FINAL GIRLS need you." -- Lisa Gardner "A terrific read!" -- Karin Slaughter, * New York Times and international bestselling thriller writer * "A great thriller that gave me goosebumps and kept me reading into the night. There were so many unexpected revelations that I had no idea where it was going. A must read" -- Katerina Diamond, * bestselling author of The Teacher and The Secret * "An intriguing original idea. We've all shuddered at bloodbath stories - but how does the survivor cope? It made me think outside the psychological box. Fresh voice, great characterisation and unexpected surprises. This stayed in my mind because it was different" -- Jane Corry, * the Sunday Times bestselling author of My Husband's Wife * "Phenomenally drawn characters and an intriguing premise make this one of my favorite books I've read this year. An outstanding debut" -- Hollie Overton, * Sunday Times bestselling author of Baby Doll * "Stephen King dubbed this page-turner about three women with a seriously grim bond the "first great thriller of 2017." So yeah, it's good" * Cosmopolitan * "Original, fast-paced, and terrifying. FINAL GIRLS takes an unflinching look at the price to be paid for surviving. You will not be able to put this book down!" -- Amy Engel, * author of The Roanoke Girls * "Captivating and compelling, with a refreshingly brilliant premise, Riley Sager is one to watch" -- Lisa Hall, * author of Between You and Me * "The tale builds to a fantastic conclusion that will have readers thinking of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl and Paula Hawkins's The Girl on the Train . . . This brilliant horror/psychological thriller will fly off the shelves" * Library Journal (starred review) * "You know the cold dread that washes over you while you're watching a slasher flick? That's how you'll feel reading this blood-spattered mystery" * Entertainment Weekly * "inventive, well-crafted ... A fresh voice in psychological suspense" * Kirkus Reviews * "FINAL GIRLS is a compulsive read, with characters who are at once unreliable and sympathetic. Just when you think you've figured out the plot, the story pivots in a startling new direction. ... A taut and original mystery that will keep you up late trying to figure out a final twist that you won't see coming" -- Carla Norton, * bestselling author of THE EDGE OF NORMAL and WHAT DOESN'T KILL HER * "Part psychological thriller, part homage to slasher flicks and film noir, FINAL GIRLS has a little bit of everything: a suspicious death, a damaged heroine, an unwelcome guest who trades in secrets, and not a single character you can trust. Plenty of nail-biting fun!" -- Hester Young, * author of THE GATES OF EVANGELINE * "Smart and provocative, with plenty of twists and turns, FINAL GIRLS will have the reader racing breathlessly toward its shocking conclusion" -- Sophie Littlefield, * award-winning author of THE GUILTY ONE and THE MISSING PLACE * "There are uncommon books and films that crack the `safe place,' that have us forgetting it's only a story. Nobody knows exactly how this is done, but when it's done, we know it. Final Girls is operating on that plane; you will check your own arm for a wound a character suffers, you will look across the room when a character hears someone coming, and you will wonder if you yourself have the mettle to endure being a Final Girl." -- Josh Malerman, * author of BIRD BOX * "Sager cleverly plays on horror movie themes from Scream to Single White Female, creating an homage without camp. Despite comparisons to Gone Girl, this debut's strong character development and themes of rebirth and redemption align more closely with Flynn's Dark Places" * Booklist (starred review) *show more

Review Text

"Smart and provocative, with plenty of twists and turns, FINAL GIRLS will have the reader racing breathlessly toward its shocking conclusion"show more

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*** Pre-order NOW this fantastically engrossing psychological thriller that STEPHEN KING is likening to GONE GIRL: ‘The first great thriller of 2017 is almost here’*** Each girl survived an unthinkable horror. Now someone wants them dead... They were the victims of separate massacres. Grouped together by the press, and dubbed the Final Girls, they are treated like something fresh out of a slasher movie. When something terrible happens to Lisa, put-together Quincy and volatile Sam finally meet. Each one influences the other. Each one has dark secrets. And after the bloodstained fingers of the past reach into the present, each one will never be the same.show more

Rating details

426 ratings
4.11 out of 5 stars
5 38% (160)
4 42% (180)
3 15% (62)
2 5% (21)
1 1% (3)
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