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Publisher's Summary

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

A can't-miss summer book, 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 best-selling 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.

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. 

©2021 Grady Hendrix (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

The Final Girl Support Group sizzles with action, originality, and a gleaming concept sharp as a scalpel.” (Charlaine Harris, number one New York Times best-selling author)

“A great read…[Hendrix] excels at writing horror humor.... His characters are funny and real, though at least one will definitely lose a limb at some point.... Though the final girls’ plight has all the scares of great horror fiction, there is an element of truth in their situation that will be recognizable to anyone who has experienced real trauma.” (The New York Times)

“A wildly entertaining romp through the conventions of horror’s slasher film subgenre.... Hendrix masterfully evokes the paranoid existences of his diverse cast in the aftermath of their traumatic ordeals, and he so explicitly details the massacres and fictional film sagas that grew out of them that readers may believe them to be real. The result is a wonderfully suspenseful and darkly comic novel that cleverly subverts popular culture. Horror fans will be wowed.” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) 

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Adrienne King does a great job as narrator

Everyone is complaining about the narrator. No one seems to realize that Adrienne King, the final of all final girls is the narrator. I think she did a great job, especially since this is probably not something she usually does for a living. I love that many of the characters are actually named after the real names of the actresses in famous slasher movies. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to Grady’s next novel.

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1.3 speed = perfection

I love Grady Hendrix, and this was everything I wanted it to be. Narration by one of the all time best Final Girls, Adrienne King was perfect once I sped it up a little. Maybe the people complaining about her narration don’t know you can do that? At 1.3, I thought she was great.

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Narrator ruins it

The narrator ruins this. I don’t think she’s ever narrated a book before. Every sentence is over enunciated and overly dramatic. It sounds insane. I’ll have to reas this one instead.

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Not for me!!!

If you're anything like me and enjoy a good narrator for your audible book, this one is NOT FOR YOU! I got through 19 minutes and 50 seconds and I don't even know how I did that before I returned it! I'll have to read this one

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Great Premise but falls short

I was so looking forward to this book. Pre-ordered months ahead.

Story: Great premise and loved the idea. Thought after Southern Book Club this would be similar vein but with a mix of Horrorstor. Well it wasn’t quite either as much as it tried. I didn’t believe in the characters camaraderie and the characters even point this out how much they don’t really know each other. After 16yrs of support group? Nope - not plausible and the sudden Thelma and Louise jaunt in the book was repetitive and awkwardly written. I just don’t feel for most of these characters and don’t like the main character either. There’s so much that could have been cut. There’s a lot I do like but overall its a 3 story wise just not greatly executed in comparison to his other books.

Narration: I thought the main character was an old woman. She reads slooooooow and talks and enunciates like a woman in her 60/70s. When you understand the main character is actually only 30/40s the voice feels 100% wrong. Definitely need a do-over with a more youthful interpretation. I think I would have enjoyed the story more. Definitely not what I’d consider an enjoyable listen and King was just cast wrong for this book narration.

In short, I’ll likely return as I don’t see listening to this ever again as it’s not an enjoyable listen and story not engaging enough. Bummer.

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Adrienne King is excellent!!!

Not surprisingly, this is a great story from Grady Hendrix -- inventive, funny, moving, and terrifying.

And Adrienne King (the final girl from Friday the 13th, killed at the very beginning of Part 2) knocks it out of the park as the narrator!

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narrator ruined it

the narrator is horrible. i could not get through even the first chapter. i was so excited to listen to this book. i used my monthly credit for it and i regret it completely. i’ll have to read the book to see if i like the story but if you care about narration then avoid this audiobook.

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The narrator’s voice was like nails on a chalkboard terrible . I had a hard time finishing it. Story was enjoyable.

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Loved the story but....

The narrator was very distracting. Would probably be better to read this one. The story itself was good, however.

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Narrator is awful

After listening to all other Grady Hendrix books I was excited for this and even pre-ordered it. A look at my favorite genre of horror movies, the slasher. The story, like every other Grady Hendrix book, is AMAZING but this narrator was a disappointment. She made the main character sound like a spoiled brat who is supposed to be a hard grizzled former final girl, a la Lori Stroud in the newest Halloween, yet performed her as if she was a Mean Girls reject.

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