I have now listened to all of Gillian Flynn's books, and I just think they are not for me. Maybe just for a good, quick escape listen.
Anyways, they all start off exciting and draw me in, but the story just goes too haywire at one point. The writing also declines to weird or awkward sexual innuendos at one point (early in Sharp Objects later in Gone Girl and Dark Places.) For example saying a character's "lips [were] full like labias..." I'm not a prude, but what does that add? It just pulls me out of the story.... More of a distraction.
Couldn't stop listening. Great suspense, excellent narration. Flynn is great at writing fiction based on the dark side of reality. She's good at bringing the crazy in us all to life.
'Gone Girl' is what got me hooked to audio books in the first place and I had been searching high and low for a book I liked as much, finally deciding to try Flynn's other books. I'm glad I did and will be listening to more
This book takes you for a ride, full of twists and turns. No doubt about it, Gillian Flynn keeps you wondering and intrigued until the end every time.
The narrator was terrific.
The pace is what Gillian Flynn has become famous for mastering. Sets up a dark story before slowly stirring in the characters. They are each flawed in their own way and it's hard to find a bar guy. In true Flynn fashion, the story twists and you never know quite what to expect next.
This one is not, in my humble opinion, as twisted as Sharp Objects or Gone Girl, but still a great investment.
Satisfied with this work of literature.