The scenes and story line of this book were too dark for my liking. I found myself wishing the story would wrap up so it would be over, rather than enjoying the narrative and plot twists of her other books. I can't recommend this to others though and I might be done with Flynn all together.... seriously dark story lines in all her stuff. it's just too much for me, but others may love it.
I struggled through the first 4 or 5 hours of this book. the main character is so whiny and pathetic, it takes a lot of effort to give a shit. however, after getting to a little before halfway (on a road trip through kansas/nebraska - ironically!) I became deeply involved in the story. I would recommend for mystery lovers.
I thoroughly enjoyed the book, right up until the last act. The plotting and pacing were good, the characters have depth. The main character is badly damaged by things that have happened to her, and you can understand why she acts the way she does.
The story becomes more and more engrossing as it picks up speed...until it comes crashing down with a resolution that was just ridiculous. I won't give it away of course, but I just can't accept what is presented as "what actually happened ". I had my own ideas about it and I was partially correct, but the rest I simple find to be lacking in credibility.
I enjoy the dark twisting work of Gillian Flynn.
There was an instant of extreme animal violence/mutilation in this book- which is a major no no in my own book. In fact I believe there should be a label letting the buyer know in advance, so they can choose not to subject themselves to such. I would have been better off without it.
Unfortunately, and I did. I was also in good company with my extreme disappointment. The depth of the book envelopes through the characters, your mind sees these characters through their plight. In addition to subpar acting the actors were nothing at all than those that were described in the book.
My least favorite of Flynns 3 but still worth a look.
Libbey was an especially strong character. The back and forth narrative between past and present helped advance the story and build tension between what happened and what the characters thought happened.
I only started Audible a few months ago but this is far and away the best book I've listened to here. From the beginning I was captivated. Unlike so many mysteries, where halfway through you have the ending already figured out, this one kept me guessing all the way. The narrators were all fabulous as well. I devoured this book.
This book is so painful and dark and gripping. I could not stop listening to it. However, when the big mystery was finally revealed, I felt like a balloon that was pricked with a needle. The ending is so disappointing and in my opinion, unrealistic. If I would have known, I wouldn't have listened to it. However, the suspense and performance doesn't make me totally regret it.
For a book to interest me, it has to start iff with a bang and keep me drawn to it. This is my very favorite book. Worth reading and glad it was recommended to me!!