Book Review: The Final Girl Support Group By Grady Hendrix

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What happens to a ‘final girl’ when the nightmare ends? Or does it really ever stop? What if defeating their tormentor leaves them permanently on guard, unable to live a normal life? And what if they banded together and started a support group?

As a horror movie lover, I thought this book was as close to perfect as one can get! I loved recognizing some of my favorite ‘characters’ and tropes cleverly disguised as ‘real life’ people – what an awesome idea! Campy and binge worthy, I couldn’t put this one down! By far my favorite Grady Hendrix book!

From Goodreads: A fast-paced, thrilling horror novel that follows a group of heroines to die for, from the brilliant New York Times bestselling author of The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires.

In horror movies, the final girl is the one who’s left standing when the credits roll. The one who fought back, defeated the killer, and avenged her friends. The one who emerges bloodied but victorious. But after the sirens fade and the audience moves on, what happens to her?

Lynnette Tarkington is a real-life final girl who survived a massacre twenty-two years ago, and it has defined every day of her life since. And she’s not alone. For more than a decade she’s been meeting with five other actual final girls and their therapist in a support group for those who survived the unthinkable, putting their lives back together, piece by piece. That is until one of the women misses a meeting and Lynnette’s worst fears are realized—someone knows about the group and is determined to take their lives apart again, piece by piece.

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

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