The Final Girl Support Group

The Final Girl Support Group

by Grady Hendrix (Author)

“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 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. 

Journey into the heart-stopping world of Grady Hendrix's "The Final Girl Support Group," a captivating horror novel that takes you on a chilling ride through the aftermath of surviving slasher films.

In the quiet town of Carpenter, a group of women, each a survivor of a different slasher massacre, find solace and strength in their shared experiences. Led by Lynette Tarkington, a Final Girl who survived the infamous Camp Pleasant massacre, the group offers support and understanding to those who have faced unimaginable horrors.

But as the women gather to share their stories, a new terror emerges, threatening to shatter their fragile sense of safety. A copycat killer is on the loose, recreating the brutal murders from their past. As the body count rises, the Final Girls must confront their deepest fears and band together to stop the killer before it's too late.

With its pulse-pounding suspense, sharp wit, and unforgettable characters, "The Final Girl Support Group" is a must-read for fans of slasher films and horror literature. Grady Hendrix masterfully blends humor, horror, and social commentary, creating a story that is both thrilling and thought-provoking.

Immerse yourself in the world of "The Final Girl Support Group" and experience the terrifying journey of these resilient women as they face their past, present, and uncertain future. Will they be able to overcome their shared trauma and defeat the copycat killer? Or will they become the next victims in this deadly game of survival?


July 13, 2021