Book-lover and outdoor adventurer, with a long commute & serious addiction to audio-books.
Yes. I love Gillian Flynn's dark thrillers and writing style. I have nightmares while I'm listening, but it's somehow worth it. I have never read an author with such strong female villain characters.
Creepier than Dark Places, but with similarly interesting prose.
The narrator was easy to follow and used interesting inflection to keep me engaged.
Did a single day read for this one, I liked it enough but I wasn't shocked by the end revelation although I had hoped to be.
Still a good read though.
I listened to all of Flynn's books on audible. They are all great, and this one did not disappoint. Still doesn't surpass "Gone Girl", but still very entertaining and original. Performance was also really good. Highly recommend!!!
I enjoyed this story a great deal! I loved the mystery and could not wait to continue listening to it. The reasons I did not give it five stars is because at times I could not nor did I want to relate to Camille. Also the ending seemed slightly rushed. But for a first novel of an extremely talented and captivating writer I applaud Ms. Flynn. Her other novels are also extremely entertaining and fantastic to listen to. I got hooked on Gillian Flynn and unfortunately listened to her novels in reverse order of their printing. They are all 3 wonderful writings and listenings but her writing progression has gotten better with time so my suggestion to those interested in getting involved with Flynn is to start here and continue on! Again great story!
Everyone should smile. Life really isn't that serious. We make it hard. The sun rises. The sun sets. We just tend to complicate the process
A bit predictable, but great suspense. I appreciate the constant human struggle and the woman protagonist.
This story has the most predictable ending of all of Flynn's works, but her characters are as unlikable as ever. The storyline of a reporter coming home to cover a murder isn't unusual, but it does get rather interesting when the reader is introduced to her family. Her mother and stepfather are distant and strange and her stepsister is one of the most spoiled children in current literature. How the main character deals with the crime story's ups and downs is quite run of the mill, but how she deals with her own insecurities is a bit out of the ordinary.
I don't find Flynn's characters likable at all and her female leads can't ever be considered true heroines. This particular character is very unlikable because she doesn't overcome, she succumbs. I do find Flynn's ability to show us the dark side rather interesting, but I felt this time it fell a bit flat. If you aren't out off by books that explore the darkness within, you might enjoy this book quite a bit.
After reading Flynn's other novels, this one feels short. Lots of character development, but I never really cared for any of the characters. The ending is weird - much like that of Gone Girl. I preferred Dark Places over this one.