Flynn's relentless attention to detail, suffering, darkness and denial nonetheless push the plot towards its inevitable conclusion: tragic and dismal.
This is a "very good thriller." It has to be taken in context. It was written before Gone Girl and has a completely different feel to it. I enjoyed it very well.
Yes it was.
Not a bad story, but I figured it out easily and early on. Even so, the ending had a few details to be slightly disturbing despite knowing who would be revealed as the killer. Performance is done pretty well, although the depictions of the young girls were a little piercing for my liking. This doesn't ruin the experience though. Overall would recommend if you have a credit to spare.
Wow, this was quite a disturbing read. Flynn is great at keeping you engaged because you are simply in shock that an entire town is so dysfunctional.