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"The Final Girls need you. . . .  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."—Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author of Find Her   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, 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.

This book thrilled me, impossible to stop reading, you want to unravel secrets that connect the suicide to the happenings at Pine Cottage.

— Artemis_25

Interessante Story aber irgendwie hat sie mich nicht gepackt

— Cambridge
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    Final Girls

    Janinasmind

    15. September 2017 um 16:46

    This was a very cool experience. I absolutely LOVED the concept of the novel. It took the final girl trope and put it into a book! In FINAL GIRLS there are three of them: Quincy, Samantha and Lisa. All of them were the sole survivors of their own massacres. FINAL GIRLS is told from Quincy's view who is not dealing that greatly with the aftermath (although it's been more than a few years since Pine Cottage). Her mask shatters completely after she finds out thatfirst final girl Lisa was found dead and second final girl, Sam, suddenly pops back up after 'laying low' for the last years. The first half was incredibly interesting to me. I adored the writing style, the scenes between Quincy's cop and her and the two timelines. Timeline one follows Quincy in the present with her life as a backing blogger with a lawyer boyfriend. Timeline two follows her time at Pine Cottage and how everything happened. And naturally, the two intersect in the end. After the second part my mood deflated a bit. I expected more suspense, more danger but this felt like a classic "whodunit" mystery. Which isn't bad per se but wasn't what I supposedly signed up for after reading the "to survive a killer, you need a killer's instinct" tagline. I also guessed the first plot twist (of the two) and didn't like that. I probably would've loved FINAL GIRLSas a movie with a killer scenery and I will give Riley Sager's next book definitely another chance.(more on: https://zwischenweltlerinblog.wordpress.com/)

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    Final Girls

    Artemis_25

    13. July 2017 um 11:16

    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.

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    Final Girls

    Cambridge

    01. January 2017 um 23:56

    Dieses Buch hat alles, was ein guter Thriller braucht. Eine grausige Mordgeschichte, nicht vertrauenswürdige Charaktere und eine gute Story. Aber irgendwie hat  es mich nicht wirklich berührt. Dabei fing es gut an, aber im Laufe der Geschichte verlor ich das Interesse und wurde zunehmend genervter.   Quincy ist ein Final Girl. Der Begriff ist aus dem Horror-Movie-Genre. Das Final Girl ist das, das bei einem Massaker übrig bleibt und evtl. den Mörder sogar ermordet. Vor 10 Jahren überlebte Quincy als einzige den Überfall eines irren Mörders auf die Hütte, die sie mit ihren Freunden gemietet hatte. Leider fehlt ihr jede Erinnerung an diese grauenvolle Stunde in der Hütte, die ihren 5 engsten Freunden das Leben kostete. Sie hat ihr Leben soweit im Griff, lebt in einer Beziehung und führt einen erfolgreichen Back-Blog. Außer ihr gibt es derzeit noch 2 weitere Final Girls. Eine davon ist Lisa. Sie wollte ihr einst dabei helfen, ihr Leben nicht als Opfer weiterzuleben. Leider trafen sie sich nie, aber sie hatten Kontakt über Mail und Telefon. Quincy ist erschüttert, als sie hört, das Lisa Selbstmord begangen hat. Dann taucht das andere Final Girl auf. Samantha, die untergetaucht ist für einige Jahre, steht plötzlich vor ihrer Tür und erkundigt sich, wie es ihr geht. Von Schuldgefühlen wegen Lisa geplagt, lässt sie Sam ein paar Tage bei sich wohnen. Aber Sam stellt viele Fragen und hat sonderbare Tendenzen. Irgendwas stimmt mit ihr nicht und sie versucht, Quincy dazu zu bringen, sich zu erinnern, was damals in der Hütte geschah.   Eigentlich stimmt hier alles. Es geht interessant los und mit Quincy und Sam sind gleich nicht sehr sympathische aber vielversprechende Charaktere am Start. Aber die Story entwickelt sich nach dem ersten Drittel nicht wirklich spannend weiter. Sie tritt sogar eine Weile auf der Stelle und es geht viel um die Medien, die sich mit diesen Taten beschäftigen, den Mädchen nachstellen. Auch verleitet Sam Quincy zu ein paar Dingen, die mir doch recht merkwürdig erschienen. Es werden verschiedene Fährten ausgelegt und man kann hin und her überlegen, was damals passiert ist und wer Schuld trug. Aber je weiter sich das ganze entwickelt, desto gewollt werden die Twists. Und diese Twists kommen nicht subtil sondern sie werden mit dem Hammer rausgehauen. Das hat etwas sehr gewolltes. Zudem war ich immer mehr von Quincy genervt. Trotz allem, was sie erlebt hat, konnte ich nicht mit ihr fühlen. Sie ist ein nerviger und anstrengender Charakter. Deswegen war es für mich schwer zu verstehen, das jede andere Figur im Buch sie so toll findet und alles für sie tun Wenn sie so toll ist, hätte ich als Leser das gerne auch gesehen. Ich empfand sie als weinerlich, gestört und anstrengend.   Wie ich schon sagte, es würde mich nicht wundern, wenn dieses Buch ein großer Erfolg wird und bejubelt wird, denn alle Zutaten dafür sind da. Nur hat es leider für mich nicht so recht funktioniert.

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