Book review: Final Girls

TEN years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on a holiday with a group of friends and was the only one who made it back alive. All her friends were massacred by an escapee from an asylum nearby.

Instantly famous, Quincy became one of the Final Girls, sole survivors of similar massacres.

The first Final girl was Lisa, whose nine sorority sisters were butchered by an enraged college dropout.

Then, there’s Sam, who survived the attack of the killer known as the Sack Man during her shift at the Nightlight Inn. Now, Quincy joins the ranks.

Today, Quincy is doing well, with a fiance Jeff, a popular baking blog, a nice apartment, her medications and the support and help from Coop, the police officer who saved her life all those years ago.

She can’t remember all the events of that horrible night, but that’s all right. Life goes on.

Then, she gets news that Lisa has been found dead, and suddenly Sam appears at her doorstep and things go haywire for Quincy.

Sam is determined to make her remember the past, with increasingly dire consequences.

Quincy begins to wovnder about Sam and races against time to unravel the lies and truths that surround her.

The pace is tight and the twists and turns are enough to make your head spin.

It’s a story about tough girls. They have to be tough if they want to survive, but the dangers and mysteries that follow the major event is mind-blowing.

Final Girls keeps you guessing until the end, where you would probably be caught by the surprising conclusion. I was. A good read.