This is 3rd book by her that I've read so I knew it was going to be a grizzly story. The depraved areas of the human psyche is where she likes to take me. I have to be on the mood to go there. Characters are well developed. Narration was a bit too sweet but maybe that's what kept me listening to the end. I was able to figure out ending for the first time reading Flynn novels.
I loved reading and listening to this book. I felt a very strong connection to the main character (Camile). Just a well written (well read) story.
love the story from the perspective of the daughter. Seem to end very abruptly, which I am not sure is good or bad.... it just didn't seem to go with the rest of the book. overall, it is a great book.
Amazing from start to finish. Twists and turns that you would never expect had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. Up there with the 5 top books I've ever heard.
This book was highly disturbing, I do not want to give anything away so I will not elaborate. All I can say is every person in this book was not stable or healthy. I was a little bit disappointed after having read Gone Girl first, I could really feel how Gillian Flynn's writing and story telling developed over time, that being said this book was definitely still worth the read.
I will admit, this book starts off slow. At first, the different voices for each character seemed annoying, but within a few chapters, it really painted a vivid picture of each of the characters. If you are a fan of Natsuo Kirino at all, you will love this book. I was absolutely hooked by the halfway mark, eschewing all my responsibilities to finish the damn thing. one caveat, if you are recovering or dealing with mental issues (for me, PTSD), you may want to proceed with caution. Otherwise, I highly recommend this for anyone who loves dark mysteries.
Painful, Disassociation, Evil
Definitely Camille if not I would have to seriously examine by brain for some mental health defects. Camille's disturbances are totally understandable after finding out what her childhood must have been like.
No I don't believe I have.
More like moments that moved me. But in ways that made my skin crawl. I did feel empathy for Camille.
This is a good book and well written. It is very creepy and disturbing. It goes to show how delicate the balance is between a mothers love and or hate. That broken or never established bond is irreparable and profoundly damaging. A perfect example of how the torn fabric of a mind can make us unemphatic and evil. How a sociopath is born.
I have always prided myself on figuring out mysteries from very early in novels. This book shattered that and left me thrilling at how masterful every clue was colored to fit my expectations and the real finale. Worth every penny. It is a really wonderful book.