Final Girls | By Riley Sager
Book Review | Mystery Thriller
Narrative and Plot
Final Girls has you gripped from the beginning to the finishing point. The premise is something familiar if you’re into those pop culture suspense movies. The plot really leans into the Final Girl trope and yet there are glimpses of dangers that anyone can relate to. The entire story has a guarded tone that compels you to look over your shoulder.
Quincy leads the reader to the events of the past and the reader goes down the memory lane with her. With each layer unravelling, the plot becomes more unsettling. That keeps you hooked on the pages wanting to know more.
Characters and Conflicts
Quincy is desperately trying to get over the trauma and move on. Despite the final girl trope, her plight is something that anyone can relate to. Everyone has to move on from something and get on with life at some point. However, the past never seems to leave Quincy, especially when she herself isn’t ready to face the past.
As a thriller, the fundamental conflict of course is a who dunnit scenario. But there is more to it. Quincy needs to face herself and the most horrible night of her life in order to learn the truth and finally move on for real. The supporting cast didn’t overshadow this goal, yet created an impact.
Final Girls, is a gripping hard hitting thriller that doesn’t shy away from the violence and trauma. The unique premise itself makes it a compelling journey. If you’re looking for a quick crime thriller filled with intrigue and suspense, this one is a good pick.
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