Grady Hendrix is a master of offbeat horror whose best-selling books—about a haunted, off-brand IKEA, a possessed teen in a quintessentially ‘80s high school, suburban wives who start hunting vampires, to name a few—showcase his agility when it comes to taking familiar tropes and pushing them to absurdity. His latest takes on the “final girl,” i.e. the sole survivor (usually a young, attractive woman) at the end of a horror movie. It follows Lynette Tarkington, who deals with the trauma of escaping murder with the help of women who’ve survived similar horrors in their Final Girl Support Group. When one of the women is found dead, Lynette suspects the murderer is trying to finish what the other killers started. It’s gruesome, suspenseful, a lot of fun and, like four of Hendrix’s last five books, set for a TV adaptation.
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