The Final Girl Support Group

Written by:
Grady Hendrix
Narrated by:
Adrienne King

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
July 2021
13 hours 49 minutes


A Good Morning America Buzz Pick

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

A can't-miss summer read, selected by The New York Times, Oprah Daily, Time, USA Today, The Philadelphia Inquirer, CNN, LitHub, BookRiot, Bustle, Popsugar and the New York Public Library

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 Massacre, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Scream.

Lynnette 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.
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Duane B.

I listened to book more out of the need to finish what I started rather than real interest. Definitely tedious toward the end.

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Roque D.

Let's start with the narration - if you speed it up to like 1.3x it's actually perfect. If not it's wayyyy to slow and the weird pauses and emphasizing certain words was just strange... but again at 1.3x this is not a problem and the narration is great. As far as the story goes - not my favorite book from Grady - I have read 4 of his books so far (We Sold Our Souls, My Best Friend's Exorcism, The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires - being the other 3). This one might be my least favorite - it's not bad, the mystery of it all was actually pretty fun. But it lacks any fantastical/supernatural elements like his other books - without spoiling anything there is a TOUCH of something supernatural but it is only mentioned in a sentence or two and never explained or elaborated on and is not really relevant to the main story. Maybe the author could dive into that in a sequel. Because it lacks those supernatural elements it makes some of the events that occur a bit "too real" basically mass shooting type stuff - and though that didn't offend me, it's just not what I expect from this author who usually combines something real, with something supernatural. Also, the very ending, I didn't care for it and just didn't make sense as far as what I thought the characters should have done.

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Pinja H.

It was pretty bad

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Andrew S.

Fun premise, became super predictable and tedious. Unlikeable protagonist had me rooting for the baddies.

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Eva C.

Sorry…..I found this book slow and redundant. Maybe it was just me, but the best thing about this book was the end!!! The narrator was easy to understand.

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