The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix

Publication Date: July 13, 2021

Description from the Publishers through Netgalley

“The horror master…puts his unique spin on slasher movie tropes.”-USA Today

In horror movies, the final girls are the ones left standing when the credits roll. They made it through the worst night of their lives…but what happens after?

Like his bestselling novel The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires, Grady Hendrix’s latest is a fast-paced, frightening, and wickedly humorous thriller. From chain saws to summer camp slayers, The Final Girl Support Group pays tribute to and slyly subverts our most popular horror films—movies like The Texas Chainsaw MassacreA Nightmare on Elm Street, and Scream.

Lynette Tarkington is a real-life final girl who survived a massacre. For more than a decade, she’s been meeting with five other final girls and their therapist in a support group for those who survived the unthinkable, working to put their lives back together. Then one woman misses a meeting, and their worst fears are realized—someone knows about the group and is determined to rip their lives apart again, piece by piece.

But the thing about final girls is that no matter how bad the odds, how dark the night, how sharp the knife, they will never, ever give up.

My Review

I really didn’t know what to expect from this book because I didn’t read the synopsis before starting it. I knew that final girls are those that are the sole survivors of horrific crimes and that they usually kill their tormentors. I was very intrigued by the title of this novel alone.

I devoured this book. It reads quickly and it kept me captivated by the story of this group of final girls who are mostly older now and still struggle to adapt to everyday life. This is a true thriller with aspects of psychology which made for a wonderful mix. It is not a psychological thriller but it is a great read. I highly recommend it.

I received this E-ARC from the publishers through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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