I was intimidated by many of the reviews posted about this book, and while I'm thankful to have have them to prepare me, I was pleasantly surprised.
After reading (listening to) Gone Girl, I knew that if any of Gillian Flynn's other books were as excellent as that one, I needed them in my life. This one seemed a little risky, but worth a shot.
I was not disappointed.
This book is undoubtedly dark and twisted, and the sexual content is graphic and at times left me feeling skeevy and uncomfortable.
But boy does this woman know how to tell a story.
I love to be taken on a ride by the author, unsure of the destination. Or maybe mostly sure, and then have the tables completely turn.
For me, the heavy content of the story did not take away from my ability to enjoy the ride.
If you liked Gone Girl, and are a fan of true crime, this book is likely for you.
I tend to love suspense books, I also love a good twist. If you're interested in that kind of stuff this book is for you. There was some pre teen sexual comments. Other than that the book is amazing!
This book lingers in your mind...so good and yet so bad. It is a must read! The writing and the narration are spectacular!
It doesn't drag you as intensely through it as other crime stories might. But the lulling pace kind of makes the resolution ever more horrible by juxtaposition. Read.
This was a really enjoyable mystery. Gillian Flynn does a great job of developing characters. This is the first book of hers that I have read, and I am favorably impressed. Although I had some suspicions, I did not foresee the ending (at least not completely). I really enjoyed the twists. I also thought this narrator did a wonderful job! A narrator is such an important part of the audiobook experience, and Ann Marie Lee was exceptional. She added to the story, which I believe is difficult for a narrator to do. I would recommend this audiobook to anyone who loves a good murder mystery.
Spent my childhood flipping endless audiobook cassettes in my boombox, now an avid listener and audiobook narrator working my dream job!
Most likely. Gillian Flynn writes such deeply subjective fiction that it helps to have someone read it to you in their voice, like an account.
Amma. She was just so delightfully creepy and sad.
Also, probably Amma. Ann Marie Lee hit the nail on the head with this little know-it-all's tone. She painted a portrait of her with her voice. But also Camille, the lead.
Sure! But also again and again.