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Final Girls is the Thriller You’ve Been Waiting For

Thriller fans will want to bump Final Girls up on their next-listen list. Dubbed “the first great thriller of 2017” by Stephen King, this listen is a fast-paced, heart-pounding ride from the very start.

Quincy Carpenter belongs to a group of survivors the press call the Final Girls, women who have survived horror-movie‒like massacres. Quincy has attempted to distance herself from her terrifying experience, focusing instead on her baking blog and her almost-fiancé, Jeff. But when Lisa, the first Final Girl, is found dead in her bathtub, and Sam, the second Final Girl, shows up on Quincy’s doorstep, she is forced to relive her past. As new details emerge, it’s a race against time as Quincy pieces together the events of that horrific night many years ago.

As someone who covers her eyes during horror movies, I was nervous as I started this audiobook. How much of the story would I be able to stand? But the premise is so intriguing and the survivors so inspiring, I was hooked immediately and to the very last word.” How often do you get to see horror-movie survivors take down the thing that has been haunting them?

Quincy of the present and the past are read by two different narrators, which distances us a bit from the past Quincy. We can peek into present-day Quincy’s thoughts and feelings, but do we know what her former self was really like? Is she telling us the full story of what happened at Pine Cottage all those years ago?

Narrators Erin Bennett and Hillary Huber are the perfect picks for this title. Bennett gives present-day Quincy the relatable voice of the typical girl next door, while Huber’s slightly raspy voice makes us slightly unsure what to think of younger Quincy. Both performances are absorbing and really round out this thrilling listen.

Listen to an excerpt from Final Girls: FINAL GIRLS