Final Girls by Riley Sager

Final Girls

Riley Sager

An intense and imaginative horror story, Final Girls follows the lone survivor of a massacre, who must reclaim her locked-away memories when faced with another threat ten years later.

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“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
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.

Advance Galley Reviews

This is THE next 'Girl on the Train', the next 'Gone Girl', the next big book on your reading list. Don't read this without all the lights on! If you're looking for the next 'Girl on the Train', 'Final Girls' by Riley Sager is it. It's got the mystery, the flashbacks that make you second guess everything, the unreliable narrator, the blackouts, all of it is here in brand new form with a debut novel that puts other writers in this genre on notice. Quincy Carpenter survived a horrifying event as a teenager when everyone except her died by the hands of an escaped mental patient. She is one of 3 survivors the press has called 'The Final Girls' - Quincy, Lisa Milner, and Samantha (Sam) Boyd. Each with their own horrific tale, each a sole survivor, the three never meet until Lisa ends up dead. Sam approaches Quincy to get her to open up about what happened to her as Quincy cannot recall all the details of that night when everything changed. But Sam starts pushing Quincy towards a life of rage, wanting her to confront what happened to her in unorthodox ways and face the past, and with her new life as a baking blogger, Quincy's not sure how far she can go down this road until it all falls apart: her perfect life with public defense lawyer, Jeff Richards, and her picture perfect life. Her only real ally who understands everything is the cop who saved her that night long ago, Franklin Cooper (Coop), whom she's had a complicated relationship with since. As the flashbacks get told, as the present struggles to catch up, everyone seems to be hiding something and Quincy is in the sights of a killer who might not stop until all the 'Final Girls' are dead. Be prepared for a twist ending that will make you go back to the beginning to see how it all came together again. Solid writing, scary and terrifying, and the next best debut novel that will be talked about everywhere the next day.

Quincy has been a Final Girl for the last ten years of her life. What this means is she was the only survivor of a horrible massacre one summer while camping with friends. She is the third of her kind. She seems to be living her life as best as she can. Until she receives a phone call that will change her life forever. The first Final Girl has committed suicide and everything is falling apart. As I read more into the story I start to think maybe she is the murderer and then everything changes and something gets thrown that was completely unexpected. WOW is all I can say!

Riley Sager’s Final Girls is a rare gem among stories that are designed to tantalize and shock us – in so much that the punches it pulls are deep and from the heart. Picking up the novel, we are likely as intrigued as the press in the story as to what happens to a make a final girl. How do they survive the carnage that gave them their new, larger than life, Hollywood-esque identities? It doesn’t take long to become clear that this isn’t the focus of this story. Sager’s novel is about the leftover pieces. We don’t know how Quincy became a Final Girl. What we see is how she deals with the legacy she’s left when everything she ever was is boiled down to something artificial. A moniker. A bid at normalcy. What happens when something shakes the carefully crafted facade and it all comes crashing down yet again? Quincy is raw and honest, even in moments where she is lying both to herself and to those around her. Her strengths and her fears are laid out for everyone to see and through this, Quincy finally learns how to be a Final Girl and how to be herself, forging together all her leftover pieces: Quincy, Final Girl, and maybe even friend. A fast-paced thrilling read, that doesn’t substitute shock for depth and loses none of its heart even in its sensationalism. A must read of 2017.

Oh my, what a story! Thank you First to Read! This is my first read by this author and let me tell will not be my last! My reviews do not deal with story content, get that from the blurb. I give this a 5 star rating simply because I could not put it down. The author is terrific at keeping the reader so involved with her characters that their world becomes yours. Three survivors have managed to get on with their lives, when news arrives that one has died. When the second survivor meets the third, the reader is drawn into the 'who really did the deed' question. The ending was so terrific I found myself asking...'how the heck did I miss that'! Get it. Best book I've read in awhile.

This book took me on such an amazing ride! I absolutely adored every minute with this thriller. Deeply complex, with strong characters and a twisted plot, this novel had me on my toes the entire time. The story is mainly told from Quincy's perspective, and she was a character that I really liked. The author did a great job of showcasing Quincy's strengths and weaknesses, and making her likeable and believable. In fact, kudos to the author for all of the characters; each one was unique and intriguing to read about and I found it easy to imagine all of the different interactions playing out. The story itself had loads of different twists and turns, and there definitely wasn't a single boring minute there! Nothing was too far-fetched as to throw me for a loop; everything worked and created this awesome thrill factor that fed my thrill addiction! I can go on and on about this novel but it is so much better if you experience it for yourself! If you like thrillers, then this is one you do NOT want to miss out on!

Ten years have passed since Quincy Carpenter when on a trip to Pine Cottage with five of her college friends that led to her being the lone survivor of a massacre. As the sole survivor, Quincy is placed into a small group of similar women, dubbed the Final Girls. This group consists of Quincy, Lisa, and Sam. Lisa managed to survive a sorority house massacre and Sam escaped from a killer known as Sack Man, who went on a murder spree during her shift at the Nightlight Inn. Despite the media forcing these women into a group all their own, they have never met. Quincy believes she’s got her life under control – popular baking blog, a caring fiancé named Jeff, and a swanky New York apartment. Mixed with her endless Xanax prescription and knight in shining armor, Coop, the cop who rescued her all those years ago, Quincy believes she is living the epitome of a “normal life”. All of that comes crashing down when Lisa, fellow Final Girl, is found dead in her bathtub with slit wrists, leading everyone to believe she committed suicide. Soon Sam is showing up outside Quincy’s apartment, forcing her way into her life and bringing her back to that long ago night. Sam doesn’t believe Quincy’s decade long story that she can’t remember any of the details of that fatal night at Pine Cottage, and is desperate to make her remember. As Sam digs deeper and forces Quincy further into the past, the safety net she has built begins to unravel. The truth of the night will come out, but not without a dangerous, suspense-driven ride straight into the past. Riley Sager provides the reader with an unreliable narrator in the form of Quincy Carpenter. Throughout the novel flashbacks are inserted from Pine Cottage, which unveil the truth, one devastating memory after another. Often parallel stories like these can feel disjointed, but in this novel they add an additional element of suspense as the reader flies through chapter after chapter eager to discover the next piece of the puzzle. I found myself suspecting everyone at some point! Each character has a level of secretively to their personality that you’re never sure who to trust. The element is reflected back in the way Quincy tells her story, fluctuating from trusting everyone, to trusting no one. Sager has created a thriller that will keep you at the edge of your seat! Do yourself a favor and pick this book up the day it releases! Thank you to Dutton Books and Riley Sager for providing me early access to this galley through Penguin’s First to Read program in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

The story was suspenseful, but I had a hard time connecting to the main character.

Meh. I am so incredibly disappointed by the fact that I didn't really care for this book. Based on the description, I was so sure that I would fall in love with this book. I do think that my opinion will be in the minority with this book. Based on all of the reviews that I have seen so far, most people are really enjoying this book and I predict that it will be very popular. I didn't hate this book but I didn't really like it either. This was one of those books that I really didn't connect with any of the characters and by the time the big twists started happening, I just didn't care what happened. The book was a bit different than I expected. Since the description mentions a horror movie-scale massacre, I expected the book to be pretty gruesome. I wanted gruesome because I am weird like that. There are a few more bloody scenes but not like I had thought it would be. This book is told from Quincy's point of view. Quincy is a Final Girl which means she was the only survivor from a nightmare that killed her friends. She is deeply affected by that night years later. I just never liked Quincy. Not at all. Since the whole book is told from her point of view, it was really hard to enjoy the story. Most of the book is really about what is going on in the present time period with Quincy and Sam, another Final Girl. I am not going to be recommending this book but I do think that a lot of readers will like it a lot more than I did. There were a few twists that I wouldn't have ever been able to guess and the premise was pretty interesting. This is the first book by Riley Sager that I have read and I would be open to trying his work again in the future. I received an advance reader edition of this book from Dutton via First to Read.

This is a great book! It’s fast paced and full of suspense. The twists and turns kept me on my toes and I never knew what was going to happen next. I can’t wait to read another book by this author.

Final girl is a movie term that refers to the last woman standing at the end of a horror movie. The press has deemed 3 girls who survived mass murders several years apart as the Final Girls. The first was Lisa who survived an attack at a sorority house in Indiana. Next was Samantha (Sam) who survived an attack in a Florida motel called Nightlight Inn. The protagonist of this book is Quincy, the third Final Girl who survived an attack at Pine Cottage in Pennsylvania. The book starts 10 years after Quincy's ordeal. She is now a baking blogger living with Jeff, an assistant district attorney in Manhattan. Since the attack, she has relied on the support of Coop, the Pennsylvania cop who rescued her by killing her attacker. When Lisa commits suicide, both Samantha and Coop rally around Quincy. I wasn't crazy about this book at the beginning primarily because I didn't like either Quincy or Sam. They showed the common sense, impulse control and emotional maturity of 13 year olds. They shoplifted and painted each other's fingernails. I felt sorry for Jeff. The author also made Central Park sound like one of the most dangerous places on Earth. It isn't. However, the last third of the book, in which Quincy has to figure out who she can trust, had a lot of twists and, although the plot wasn't totally believable, I wound up enjoying the book a lot. I expect it to be very popular. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.

Great psychological thriller that had me on the edge of my seat almost the entire time I was reading! Final Girls is a fast-paced thriller that is full of suspense and intrigue. The story involves three different women who just happen to have one thing in common. Each one of them was the only survivor of a murder spree. Although the events happened years apart, the press linked the three forever by nicknaming them the “final girls.” Several years after the last murder spree, something happens that brings two of the women together. Their relationship is rocky from the start, but what eventually happens between them is absolutely shocking. As I read, I had a multitude of questions and as they were answered in the story, I was not disappointed. Riley Sager offered several twists and surprises that I would never have guessed, with the ending being the most shocking of all. Many thanks to Penguin’s First to Read program for the advance read copy in exchange for an honest review.

Loved this book!!!! I tend to read thrillers, but it is extremely rare than any plot twists surprise me. This one had two, both of which were total shocks. The dialogue & character development were great, and I basically raced through the book. Eager to read more by this author!

Terrifically entertaining; once this got its hooks into me, I didn't want to put it down and blazed through it. The story is not incredibly original, but one does not have to reinvent the wheel to craft something memorable; good writing and excellent pacing make a huge difference and work in tandem to move the plot along nicely and keep readers on the edge of their seats. I like how Sager disperses the details of Pine Cottage among the present day events as tantalizing tidbits to whet my appetite, and with each new revelation and red herring I was constantly forming new theories as to what indeed transpired on that fateful night. I especially appreciated the ending, which perfectly brought things full circle. An enjoyable thriller with subject matter and themes that linger afterward.

Great writing mixed with fast paced story telling made this a one day read for myself. I had to see what twist would come next and how far the story would go down the rabbit hole. As it picks up, it feels you are in a horror movie the tension and suspense picks up to the very last scene. Highly Recommended.

Quincy Carpenter is an unwilling member of what the press gleefully dubs the "Final Girls" - the sole survivor of a killer of multiple young women. Although she appears to have rebuilt her life, she's on shaky ground, supported by Xanax, the cop who rescued her, a mother who wants her to just "act normal," and self-imposed isolation from friends and the other two Final Girls. Her situation further erodes, however, when another of those girls appears to commit suicide and the third reaches out to Quincy in an attempt to get her to remember and deal with her traumatic experiences . Reminiscent of themes in Gone Girl and Girl on the Train, Final Girls contains enough angst, suspense and unforeseen twists to qualify as an excellent summer vacation read.

Could not put it down. Kept me guessing the whole way. READ IT!

This was a great psychological thriller - it was fast paced and I couldn't put it down. It definitely kept me guessing and I was surprised by the ending. I found it a little unbelievable that Quincy so quickly welcomed Sam into her life without confirming her identity - after what she had been through you would have thought she would have been more cautious. It was a strong debut book and I look forward to reading more by Riley Sager.

Quincy Carpenter, Lisa, and Sam have been named the Final Girls by the media. All three of them survived a massacre that killed everyone they were with. Unlike the other two Final Girls Quincy remembers nothing about the night that her five friends were murdered. Quincy has moved past the events at the Pine College. She has a beautiful apartment in New York, a serious boyfriend, and a successful baking blog. When Lisa, the first Final Girl, is found dead in her bathtub the victim of an apparent suicide. But then why did she email Quincy right before she dead? And why has Sam, the other Final Girl, suddenly appeared at Quincy's door intent on making her remember that night? The book alternates between discussing Quincy's present and that night at Pine Cottage. Overall I loved this book. It is full of twists and turns. I could not put this book down and read the whole thing in a day. It keeps the reader guessing until the very end.

This book was really good. I've always been a fan of slasher films, and the idea of a book that followed what happened in the aftermath was something that intrigued me. The pace of the story is pretty fast, and does a good job of keeping you invested in the current story while giving you flashes of what happened at Pine Cottage that makes you want to know more and have more be revealed. I also found the story to be unpredictable with several twists that I didn't anticipate until the author wanted me to. I had a love/hate relationship with the main character, Quincy, as I appreciated the strength she had at times, but there were other times where her actions would frustrate me, as it seemed she was powerless to stop doing things that clearly weren't making her happy, both before and after Pine Cottage. For me, having a character that has such flaws made the story that much more interesting. I would definitely recommend reading this book.

Where do I even begin? This book was roller coaster with an incredible twist at the end that I never saw coming. At first I wondered if we would ever find out what actually happened at Pine Cottage but the flashbacks help keep the suspense throughout the book. I highly recommend it!

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Kept you on the edge of your seat and the author had me fooled at the end! Loved how we got to see what happened to the main character in the past slowly. It helped keep up the suspense and guessing on what the twist was going to be. I didnt like the Epilogue much though. Left me with more questions, and to me this isn't really a story you can make a series out of, so kinda sad about the lack of answers for myself in the end. All in all the writing was well done and i look forward to reading more of their books!

Enjoyed this book. Kept guessing at the outcome but it had a nice twist. Did not like how it ended. The main character was disturbing at times. I'm sure some will buy the film rights.

I really enjoyed this book. I was drawn to these women that experienced horror and survived being "Final Girls" and loved that the book exposed the truth behind the Pine Cottage murder in increments. I was constantly on edge and was trying to figure out the mystery. I was fooled right until the end. I definitely did not see the outcome. I will be looking for more books by this author and was enraptured by the writing.

“Final Girl is film-geek speak for the last woman standing at the end of a horror movie.”–Riley Sager Lisa Milner, Samantha Boyd, and Quincy Carpenter are all final girls. They are all sole survivors of their own unspeakable horror. There are not many that know what they went through and they have each dealt with their horrors differently. Lisa wrote a book and went and on to become a child psychologist. Samantha went into hiding not long afterward. Finally, Quincy put her past behind her, is dating Jeff, and started a blog called Quincy’s Sweets. Quincy has managed to move on with her life after five of her college friends were brutally murdered at Pine Cottage ten years ago. That is until Lisa was found dead of an apparent suicide and Samantha shows up unexpectedly on her doorstep, now going by the name of Sam. Quincy’s life starts to spin out of control, and the memories that she has suppressed all those years ago start to emerge. You can’t change what’s happened. The only thing you can control is how you deal with it. -Lisa Riley Sager does a fantastic job of slowly building the story and increasing the intensity. The chapters flip back and forth from present day to ten years ago at Pine Cottage. Present day is told from Quincy’s perspective and the Pine Cottage flashbacks are told by the narrator. I loved the way the story unfolded, as Quincy’s current life is starting to slowly unravel and fall apart her flashback memories get closer and closer to the time of the murders at Pine Cottage. I flew through the last twenty percent of this book. It was fast-paced and action-packed. I loved the way the present day and flashbacks collided at the end. I thought it was seamlessly done and wrapped the story up perfectly. Thank you Penguin – First to Read for the opportunity to read and review this book for my honest opinion.

Final Girls is one of the better thrillers I have read in recent years. I liked that there were two mysteries going on throughout the book, what exactly happened at Pine Cottage and was Lisa Milner's death murder or suicide. The ending was complicated enough that it was difficult to predict it 100% accurately which is great because so many other good thrillers recently have had poor and predictable endings. My only criticism is it didn't really make sense that Quincy continued to allow "Sam" to stay at her place considering all the problems that resulted from letting this stranger into her life. Despite that, I will definitely recommend this book and expect to see it on the big screen within the next few years.

Final Girls are the last female standing at the end of typical horror movies. Quinn survived her college friends being killed by Him. She's one of three Final Girls. Lisa being the first and Samantha the second. Quinn tries to live a life as normal as possible until Lisa Milner the first Final Girl commits suicide. Jeff her boyfriend and Coop the cop that saved her after the Pine Cottage murders all try to hwlp her work through her grief. I couldn't imagine living through any of the Final Girls tragedies. Quinn taking her xanax with grape soda was understandable. When Samantha shows up to check on her and throws her life into chaos I was really suspicious. There was something off about Sam. Reading does for me what baking does for Quinn. This was a good book you don't want to put down until the last page. Thanks First to Read, the publisher and author for allowing me to give an honest review.

So thankful for the opportunity to be one of the first to read 'Final Girls'. I could not put it down. I love to find new authors that can write like Riley Sager and look forward to reading more books by this author. You know you have a good book when within the first few pages the author has you by the throat dragging you into the story. And that is what happens here. The characters are well thought out and have a lot of life to them. There are so many twists and turns to the plot, that it will keep you on your toes guessing until the very end. I always thought I was able to figure out the ending before I finished a book, but I can honestly say I never saw this ending coming. I highly recommend this book to anyone that loves to read.

So glad I got an advanced copy of Final Girls to read. Part way through I was a little disappointed because I thought I had figured out the twist, but I was wrong which made this book even better. A definite must read.

I really enjoyed this book. The basic premise of the horror of seeing a group of your friends slaughtered but being the sole survivor roped me in from the start. It's such an awful idea but one of those things you just can't stop thinking about. Then a fellow "final girl" passes away. How could such a thing happen to someone that already survived a mass murder? This book promises twists and turns and will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page.

Final Girls by Riley Sager has a lot of promise, but at times was a bit unbelievable for me. Quincy Carpenter is one of three Final Girls. Years ago she survived a brutal attack in the Pennsylvania woods where all of her college friends were killed. Samantha Boyd and Lisa Milner are also Final Girls, sole survivors of frightening attacks. Samantha has disappeared, ostensibly to start a new life away from the press and the demands of an everyday existence. Lisa has become a therapist, written a book, and opens her door to young women in need of help. And Quincy lives with Jeff, a public defender, writes a cooking blog, downs wine and Xanax and convinces herself she lives a normal life. This “normal” life is disrupted when Lisa is found dead of an apparent suicide and Sam appears at her doorstep. It’s a downward spiral from here for Quincy as Sam tries to get her to unlock the events of what happened years ago at Pine Cottage. There’s enough in this book to captivate lovers of suspense novels and some surprising twists I enjoyed, but not enough to rank it up there with some of the better thrillers I’ve read so far.

Thank you First To Read for the opportunity to preview The Final Girls by Riley Sager. I was really excited to read this book, and looked forward to reading it. A young woman, Quincy, has survived a horrific event - she survives the killing of her friends at a isolated cabin. She can't remember what happened; she knows the killer is dead; but she has nightmares that won't go away. She is a "final girl" - one of three women who have survived mass killings. Now Quincy lives with her boyfriend Jeff and bakes desserts to keep herself occupied. She lives in New York, surrounded by lots of people, but she feels very much alone. The other two girls, Samantha and Lisa, keep in touch with Quincy because they share this "special" bond. Then Lisa dies - suicide or is it? Someone is watching the final two surviviors - who is it or is Quincy going crazy. I did not find the characters likeable at all - the plot was slow and wordy - The ending was predicable. Alot of the verbage was boring - alot about baking. Too much unnecessary information that convoluted the storyline. I found this disappointing.

Wow! So intense! This book was definitely a fast read, if only because I couldn't put it down! Every time I thought I figured out who the culprit was, another twist came. This is definitely a dark read and while there are some moments of dark humor, it's an interesting look into the psychology of someone who is a major trauma survivor. It's different from what I typically read, but I enjoyed it!

Thrilling. Captivating. Chilling. Catch a copy of this book fast. Final Girls caught my breath throughout each chapter. Every time I thought I figured out the story, I was wrong. Well worth read. I won't feign surprise when its movie adaptation appears.

I received an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review via First To Read. Wow! This is the most intense, gripping and fast paced thriller that i have read this year! I could not put it down. The shock at the end will blow your mind! I highly recommend this novel!

Just when you think you have this story figured out it changes. The way it was written makes you want to keep reading to see if your guesses were correct. The outcome of this book turned me sideways.

This book is awesome! I couldn't put this book down. I had to keep reading to find out what happens next. The premise of this story definitely already draws you in and makes you want to keep reading to find out what happens next. This book is a thrilling and suspenseful story. This story has stuck with me. The story is amazing, and it stuck with me. This story has a great twist. The ending definitely is a surprise. I had imagined so many different scenarios, and none of the were what actually happened. This story is about the Final Girls. They are girls who are the sole survivor of a massacre. The first was Lisa, then Sam, and then Quincy. Quincy is the main character. She has survived the massacre at Pine Cottage. She doesn't remember what happened, and she doesn't want to. I couldn't wait to find out what really happened at Pine Cottage. I was wondering so many different things about that night, and when I finally found out what really happened, I was not disappointed.

Good god what did I just read. I just finished this book and had to do the review while I'm still on this book high. This book had me on the edge of my seat and every time I was ready to claim I knew "who done it" something would come up and totally throw me off. I haven't read a book like this since Girl On A Train and I have to say I enjoyed this one just as much if not more. I highly recommend this book if you're a thriller lover with a good dose of mystery in there as well. The ending blew me away and I was sort of sad because I was rooting for the shithead at one point and was clueless as to what had really happened. This book had me hooked the whole way through begging, middle and end with one hell of a twist! This was a well written book that kept me neglecting all my adult like duties to read this crazy story. Well done!!

Immediately captivating, with a clever hook. I kept turning the pages and was completely sucked in to find out what was happening to Quincy now and what had happened to make her a final girl. The ending surprised me, which is quite a feat. Great characters, tons of suspense, and good pacing.

Unputdownable! Final Girls is an edge-of-your-seat slasher movie come to life. I devoured this story in two sittings over the weekend. There are more than one exhausted horror cliche at work here, but any real complaints I have about the book were lost somewhere in the fury to reach that deliciously shocking ending. Was it a fun ride? Heck yeah. Start counting down the minutes until this gets optioned for film.

I could not get enough of this authors styling composure! I love how books go from present to past but this was also broke it down to the past but building each time to THAT moment when it all goes down - brilliant! And the best part would be how I didn't see how this plot would play out- I LOVE BOOKS LIKE THAT. nothing better than being pleasantly surprised I gave 5 stars on Goodreads and Instagram review! I can't wait to read more books by said author.

I have read so many hundreds of thrillers and mysteries in my lifetime that very rarely do I get surprised by a book. The Final Girls was a huge surprise! More psychological thriller, it tells the story of Quincy who is the only one of her friends to survive a murderous rampage. The events are so traumatic that she still suffers from amnesia ten years later. The book is full of twists and turns. I couldn't put it down!

What did I just read? I say that in a good way. The twist in that book left me speechless. I was a little scared reading it, it started so promising. I loved the characters, I was rooting for them and BAM things started happening that didn't make sense (park scene) and I was worried. I thought the story was going to lose itself but the author connected it and made it all make sense. I actually can not wait for this book to come out, I need the hard copy. I will recommend this book.

I love horror films, but don't read nearly as much in the genre as I would like, so I was thrilled when I was chosen to read a copy of this book through Penguin's First to Read program. And it was a really great read. There were many moments when I thought I'd figured out what was going on, but there was always something new to discover to make me doubt what I thought I knew, and ultimately the big reveals ended up being surprises. Also, by the end, I really loved Quinn as a narrator. I wasn't too sure about her at first, but I liked her layers and realizations and she felt very real to me. Sure, there are some things I could nitpick, but the novel was such an enjoyable read that who really cares, right?


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