I loved "Gone Girl" and "Sharp Objects" but "Dark Places" is just awful. Her other two books were disturbing, but not needlessly, this felt forced and unnecessary. Even at the end of the book, I didn't care about a single character so the plot wasn't riveting. I highly recommend her other books, but not this one.
This book was very dark and intense. The characters are complex and I felt like their motives and actions made sense and were clear. It is definitely dark and violent at times. I actually liked this better than Gone Girl. Some of the main characters are teenagers, so they're definitely angsty and impulsive, unlike in Gone Girl, where the characters are adults and are a little more sophisticated. Great mystery, and a really great performance.
This book is very well written and gripping. It was a hard book to listen to, or read I would guess. It is not just the violence that is dark and disturbing but the awful human nature that destroyed this family. The gossip and lies. I see that so much in the world these days. Angry people tearing other good people apart. That is the true dark place.
I have not read the print version
The ending.. omg
The narrator was good, did not effect me one way or the other
It's not my genre of choice so it's hard to rank this. Below Orwell's 1984 but surprisingly above Gaiman's Neverwhere?
The mother character due to the weariness and motherly duty.
I wanted to but it's rather long.
Clever work. Solid twists. Good voice's. Give it a listen.
The book was overall a good mystery. Like "Gone Girl" it takes you through the story from different perspectives. Had high hopes for this novel after Gone Girl but don't think anything could top that.
The narrators were good and helped portray each character. Unfortunately, I don't think the ending really closed the story. Never saw the movie or knew it was a movie before this book.
Different, inviting, captivating.
The lead. She is the anti-hero we can all associate with. You don't have to be beautiful, a genius or brave to be a hero.
I wouldn't say anything about the book "moved" me. But there were several parts that were very entertaining.