...then you will probably like this book like I did. I've listened to Gone Girl and Sharp Objects, and this one is not as good as Gone Girl but I'd give it the same overall rating as Sharp Objects. It has the same theme as the others; no one is completely innocent, or free of flaws, there's a dark and light side to all the characters. I'll read more Flynn for sure. She's got the right mix of suspense, mystery, and subversion that I like.
Didn't much care for the narrator who read Patty's chapters. Didn't like how she made their voices sound when quoting.
Story was good, actually really good, and some parts brilliant. Author has great human tidbit insights, and not so shabby on the big picture either. My problem, and it's big (ending spoiler! stop reading now and come back after if you don't already know!!) is:
After looking for Ben up and down all day, and being his heartstricked mother who is accused of this terrible crime that she doesn't believe for a minute, and goes on and on and on how she just needs to find him and talk to him, that after one quick meeting with a strainger she just says oh, ok, kill me right now today before I even get to see him. Bam, done. Forclosuers take a long time. So it's just not believable to the charicture, after that whole journey, that she just drops everything to die right then that day.
But still, otherwise, a good riviting story to be sure!
Yes, I've very curious to read Sharp Objects. However, I will not give it the patience I gave Dark Places; if it's similarily lacking in plot or character development I'll give up quick.
Better character development of adult Ben, less on the story line of him as a boy.
bearable, average, audible.
Actually saw that it is a movie, but is horrible. I didn't want to read the reviews until I finished the book in case of spoilers, but now I'm curious.
I can't believe I wasted a credit on this slow piece of garbage. I expected more from Ms. Flynn
I stumbled on this one after finishing Gone Girl - HOPING it would be at least 75% as good.
For me, this was better.
Excellent character development - and a lot of them. Same story telling style of reworking the same scene from different perspectives.
Each time I thought I had it figured out, I was wrong. If you're debating whether or not to get this one - just do it. You'll thank me when you're finished
Flynn is that rare author who has yet to fail at impressing the shit out of me. The main narrator is, once again, also damn effective at what she does.
It took me forever to get through this book, well the first chapter. I kept putting it down, trying again reading a different book, picking it up not being able to like or even stomach Libby Day. Finally, months later my BIFFLE promised I'd get into it I decided to try audible version. Again, chapter 2 I just listened, not quite enthralled, just hearing the words until suddenly I WAS. I was enthralled! Suddenly, I couldn't wait to listen, I plugged in any second I got. I'm happy I did. I don't hate Libby anymore lol.
As with other Gillian Flynn books you think you have it, you know what going to happen. And it does...but not really! She always gets you. Even when you 100% think you know