Of the +/- 100 books I’ve read this year, Final Girls is definitely up there at the top of my list. I absolutely LOVED every page. Initially I stayed away because I thought it sounded too much like a slasher movie, but fortunately it wasn’t like that at all. It delves more into the life of Quincy after the mass murder, the psychology of being the only survivor, and how she puts her life back together.
I’ve read a lot of psychological thrillers this year, and it’s pretty rare that I’m surprised. I always enjoy them, but surprises are few and far between. And I can definitively say, Final Girls surprised me again and again. Just when I thought I had it figured out, the plot twisted again. The characterization of Quincy felt real, the anxiety and fear visceral. The structure – Quincy’s POV in the present, as well as the past – was a brilliant way of juxtaposing her memories. And that final twist! The suspense was so high I couldn’t put the book down!
Final Girls is the most intense, surprising and gripping psychological thriller I’ve read this year. Loved it!