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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix

 Release Date - July 13, 2021

The Final Girl Support Group is classified as "Horror Suspense." I'm not sure I agreed with that. The main characters are all victims who have survived brutal attacks. These five women meet up in a support group that's designed to help them get on with their lives. These "Final Girls" all have their strengths and weaknesses, and they do what they can to get on with the day.

Then one day, one of the women misses a meeting. That throws the group off kilter. When it appears someone knows about them and plans to eradicate them one by one, the women are prepared to fight like they've never had to fight before.

The Final Girl Support Group pays homage to horror movies of the past. I found myself reminiscing about some of my favorite horror movies from the '80s. From Freddy to Jason to Michael, I've cheered on some horror movie villains over the years. This brought me back to those movies and experiences.

That said, I never felt this was a horror novel. Suspense sure, but I never felt it fit with horror and I never felt compelled to keep reading. At times the story lagged and I struggled to keep reading. I know others have loved it, but for me, it wasn't as compelling as it sounded.

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