I did not know what I was getting into at first when listening to this but it is one of the most detailed and interesting books I have ever listened to! I highly recommend it to anyone interested into mystery thrillers!!!
The different voices for each of the main characters were done very well. Narrators all did a great job, and the story, while a bit slow to really get going, definitely held my interest to the end.
Slightly disappointed. It's a good ending, but maybe not the one I was hoping for. It felt rushed at the very end tying every story thread up in one 10 minute package. Slightly disappointed over what happened to two particularly nasty pieces of work. And maybe slightly disappointed over what ultimately happens with Ben.
They try to give each character a unique voice and are pretty consistent with the voices.
We promise it's worth watching all the way through to find out what happens to all these horrible people!
The main character Libby is basically the one person I really liked most the way through this book. Everyone else is weird, bitchy, annoying, or otherwise unlikable. Although I can see how other people might dislike Libby quite a bit. Not that any of them are unbelievable, just that none of their personalities seemed easily likeable. Lyle would maybe be the one I almost changed my mind on. Still wouldn't hang out with him.
Im just me! Grandmother, runner! book lover.
I love the twists of the plot this book was dysfunction at its finest
Of course it was Libby day she so broken and so strong
This girl is a good writer she knows how to develop characters and I was enthralled from the very first few words... the ending haunted me for days was that the way it was supposed to end could that really happen I don't know it left me wondering
I am not addicted to reading...I can quit as soon as I get to the next chapter!
Yes, it was a decent story.
I like this one less that Gone Girl, but only because the story line was a bit predictable
The narrators performances were good.
Look for another book not written by Gillian Flynn
...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