'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.
I loved the audio version because the emotion and characters came through better for me.
I loved Libby. I also liked Diane. Libby wass the one that shocked me the most though. Having gone what she went through and then having to overcome so much more to have peace.
The way Patty loved her children even though she neglected them.
The single mother is struggling, the teenage boy is rebelling, the daughters are needy, the ex is a jerk. Gillian Flynn writes about the darker places in people. These people make stupid decisions, just like each and everyone of us has done at least once in our lives (although not as dramatically wrong). But it IS a work of fiction.
The book focuses on the lone survivor of a horrible tragedy, but somehow I saw the story from the single mother's perspective. She was a secondary character but I could relate to her (again her situation is the picture of my worst nightmare), but still I did see myself in her.
A good book but not a "happily ever after" one.