“Dark Places” by Gillian Flynn

Quick Statistics

  • “Dark Places” by Gillian Flynn
  • Mystery Thriller
  • Read as an ebook
  • 4/5 stars
  • Finished January 17, 2015

Official Synopsis

Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in “The Satan Sacrifice” of Kinnakee, Kansas. She survived—and famously testified that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, the Kill Club—a secret secret society obsessed with notorious crimes—locates Libby and pumps her for details. They hope to discover proof that may free Ben. Libby hopes to turn a profit off her tragic history: She’ll reconnect with the players from that night and report her findings to the club—for a fee. As Libby’s search takes her from shabby Missouri strip clubs to abandoned Oklahoma tourist towns, the unimaginable truth emerges, and Libby finds herself right back where she started—on the run from a killer.

My Thoughts/Summary

So, I am totally obsessed with Gone Girl. It’s obvious, and whenever people ask me what to read next I usually ask, “Have you read Gone Girl yet?” So any time someone talks to me about it, I immediately remembered that I needed to finish Dark Places.

This book was good, and has everything I love in fiction books, twists and turns, cults (I have a whole shelf on Goodreads for cults) and a good old whodunit like I’m watching “The First 48” or “Law and Order SVU”

It wasn’t Gone Girl, but I’m not sure if anything CAN be Gone Girl, but Gillian Flynn is a master, that’s for sure. Especially because you can see how much her writing and mastery has grown throughout her books. She seems to have perfected the art of unexpected plot twists, and I absolutely loved how your perspective of characters completely changed throughout the book. She’s a wonderful wonderful author, and I would recommend her writing to pretty much anyone. She has a way of making really really uncomfortable topics, somewhat bearable, and even if they make you feel super uncomfortable you read them anyway.

Seriously I’m in awe.

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