You really have to be in a very strong mind set to stay happy while reading this book. I am a HUGE horror/thriller fan but this was hard to read. Very gory scenes. In the end I loved the book though! It's a great read.
It's up there pretty high
The characters thoughts and emotions were very real, even though they might make you cringe sometimes. Some of the thoughts/emotions were very ugly, but they were sometimes the same thoughts that you might have but never give voice to. Flynn did an excellent job of showing how the events shaped the characters in the present, without spelling it out. It very much mimicked real life, even in that it was sometimes very hard to listen to, it was so dark.
I really liked the cadence to the narrators. And there weren't ridiculous voices when each narrator had to switch voices for dialogue.
The main characters evolution from being certain in her belief about the events, to her doubt, to her wanting to believe otherwise, and then her actual change of mind was portrayed well.
The book's title is a warning, it truly is a DARK place, but it is also a very compelling listen and I had a hard time pausing to do other things.
excellent performance and a great mystery. everything fits together nicely. i listened to gone girl first, so I had some expectations. it was an amazing story in its own right
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.