Final Girls by Riley Sager audiobook

Final Girls: A Novel

By Riley Sager
Read by Erin Bennett  and Hillary Huber

Penguin Audio
12.42 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781524776800

THE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL THRILLER WRITERS AWARD FOR BEST HARDCOVER NOVEL “The first great thriller of 2017 is 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 Final Girl, 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.

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Summary

Summary

Finalist for the 2018 International Thriller Writers Award

A July 2017 LibraryReads Pick

BookPage Top Pick for July 2017

THE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

WINNER OF THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL THRILLER WRITERS AWARD FOR BEST HARDCOVER NOVEL

“The first great thriller of 2017 is 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 Final Girl, 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Riley Sager’s loving ode to the slasher film, Final Girls, was 2017’s perfect summer read. CrimeReads
Readers won’t want to put this intense thriller down on the beach blanket—though that blanket may come in handy for hiding under during some of the book’s scarier moments. The Deseret News
Final Girls is the reason they came up with the term ‘page-turner.’ PopHorror
A cleverly devised, expertly written psychological thriller. Fresh Fiction
The tone of this book is absolutely spot on—more Dark Places than Gone Girl—but it’s creepy as hell and it evokes the best qualities of ’80s slasher movies. Book Riot
Far and away the best thriller that came out this year. PopSugar
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, New York Times bestselling author of Find Her
“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
Captivating and compelling, with a refreshingly brilliant premise, Riley Sager is one to watch. Lisa Hall, bestselling author of Between You and Me and Tell Me No Lies
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 characterization, and unexpected surprises. This stayed in my mind because it was different. Jane Corry, 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 novel. Hollie Overton, bestselling author of Baby Doll
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
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
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 quickly ratchets up the mystery and the psychological suspense in classic slasher-movie fashion . . . [and] takes time to delve into the head of the main character, creating an emotionally charged experience readers won’t soon forget. BookPage
Final Girls is a twisty horror novel that will keep you perched, terrified, at the edge of your seat until the very last page. Bustle
Sager does an excellent job throughout of keeping the audience guessing until the final twist. A fresh voice in psychological suspense. Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
A terrific read! Karin Slaughter, New York Times and international bestselling author
The first great thriller of 2017 is here: Final Girls, by Riley Sager. If you liked Gone Girl, you’ll like this. Stephen King
“Narrators Erin Bennett and Hillary Huber partner beautifully in this gripping psychological thriller…Both narrators add intensity and drama to the mystery and to the personality of each survivor. Bennett is passionate in her delivery, intriguing in her tone, and edgy in her dialogue. Huber helps define the key points in the mystery.” AudioFile
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)
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), "The Year's Best Crime Novels"
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
In horror movies, the 'final girl' is the one young woman who makes it out of a slasher film alive. But in Sager's story, Quincy, who survived a mass murder, refuses to play into the 'final girl' trope. Instead, she creates a fulfilling life in NYC. Then, a woman like her dies of an apparent suicide, and Quincy's well-crafted facade gradually begins to unravel. This one will keep you guessing until the very last page. PureWow
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
A twisty thriller that keeps you guessing whodunit. Family Circle
Part thriller, part horror story, Final Girls borrows riffs from Friday the 13thHalloween, and Single White Female, but remains its own sophisticated creature. . . . Taut and bloody, this chilling mystery invites Gillian Flynn comparisons. Readers should prepare to sleep with the lights on. ShelfAwareness
“The first great thriller of 2017 is here: Final Girls, by Riley Sager. If you liked Gone Girl, you’ll like this.” Stephen King, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“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
“Part thriller, part horror story, Final Girls borrows riffs from Friday the 13th, Halloween, and Single White Female…Readers should prepare to sleep with the lights on.” Shelf Awareness
“Sager does an excellent job throughout of keeping the audience guessing until the final twist.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Author Bio: Riley Sager

Author Bio: Riley Sager

Riley Sager is a pseudonym for an author of suspense thrillers who has previously published under another name.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 12.42
Audience: Adult
Language: English