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Final Girls

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
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.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"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 characterisation and unexpected surprises. This stayed in my mind because it was different." - Jane Corry

"This is the best book of 2017." - Lisa Gardner

"Captivating and compelling, with a refreshingly brilliant premise, Riley Sager is one to watch." - Lisa Hall

"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

"Smart and provocative, with plenty of twists and turns, Final Girls will have the reader racing breathlessly toward its shocking conclusion." - Sophie Littlefield

"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." - Josh Malerman

"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

"Phenomenally drawn characters and an intriguing premise make this one of my favorite books I've read this year. An outstanding novel." - Hollie Overton

"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


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Used availability for Riley Sager's Final Girls

Hardback Editions

July 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Final Girls: Three Girls. Three Tragedies. One Unthinkable Secret
Author(s): Riley Sager
ISBN: 1-78503-402-2 / 978-1-78503-402-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ebury Press (Fiction)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


July 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Final Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Riley Sager
ISBN: 1-101-98536-4 / 978-1-101-98536-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton
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June 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Final Girls (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
Author(s): Riley Sager
ISBN: 1-4328-3947-0 / 978-1-4328-3947-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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Paperback Editions

February 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Final Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Riley Sager
ISBN: 1-5247-4508-1 / 978-1-5247-4508-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


January 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Final Girls: Three Girls. Three Tragedies. One Unthinkable Secret
Author(s): Riley Sager
ISBN: 1-78503-404-9 / 978-1-78503-404-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ebury Press (Fiction)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


January 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Final Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Riley Sager
ISBN: 1-101-98538-0 / 978-1-101-98538-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Final Girls
Author(s): Riley Sager
ISBN: 1-78503-403-0 / 978-1-78503-403-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ebury Press (Fiction)
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


July 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Final Girls
Author(s): Riley Sager
ISBN: 1-101-98657-3 / 978-1-101-98657-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Random House USA
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

August 2017 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Final Girls
Author(s): Riley Sager
ISBN: 1-4450-6438-3 / 978-1-4450-6438-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2017 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Final Girls
Author(s): Riley Sager
ISBN: 1-4450-6439-1 / 978-1-4450-6439-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Final Girls
Author(s): Riley Sager
Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd
Availability: Amazon   


August 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Final Girls
Author(s): Riley Sager
Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Final Girls
Author(s): Riley Sager
Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


July 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Final Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Riley Sager
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon   


July 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Final Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Riley Sager
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

July 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Final Girls: Three Girls. Three Tragedies. One Unthinkable Secret
Author(s): Riley Sager
Publisher: Ebury Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


July 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Final Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Riley Sager
Publisher: Dutton
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA