“After a while, you start to realize that your life isn’t the thing that happens between the monsters, your life is the monsters.”
Grady Hendrix is one of my favorite authors, his creepy creations are just everything for me. The Southern Book Club’s Guide for Slaying Vampires was in my top ten last year, so when I got the opportunity to read his new one, I jumped on it!
The Final Girl Support Group is fricking non-stop action from the drop, it’s an homage to one of those 80s / early 90’s slasher films where you barely have a chance to catch you breath before the next threat is around the corner. Lynette is our main focus and she belongs to a support group for girls who survived vicious attacks, not once but twice -“final girls.” We see the various paths that trauma has taken these women, some have gotten famous and rich by selling their stories and some are just mentally on the run every second of every day.
We slowly learn the horrors and massacres that these women survived, so you get a bunch of vignettes in amongst the current day story where they are all under threat again. Someone is systematically targeting them again and only Lynette sees what’s happening until it’s too late. She’s desperately trying to save herself and ultimately all of them from certain death, but her credibility with these women is shot after years of therapy together. They know each other’s weak spots and so when they find themselves under attack they don’t want to believe it or any of Lynette’s theories as to who it might be targeting them.
The break neck pace was intense. There were twists and turns I didn’t expect, several of which made me spitting mad (in a good way of course). Losing yourself in these pages will leave you with a sweaty sheen of panic, paranoia and desperation on your upper lip. If you liked Horrorstor, this will be right up your alley. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Thanks to Berkley for a copy of this novel. All opinions above are my own.
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