Creepy but fascinating
I struggled with the first few chapters but glad I hung on. It turned out to be a good book. Crazy twists in the story line, and good to the end. It was a bit gruesome to listen to the crime details at times (and i even LOVE the TV shows on ID channel), but this was creepy stuff. But that kind of evil does happen. Turned out to be a good book.
This book has definitely made me a Gillian Flynn's fan. By far a better story than Gone Girl, more unexpected twists. I like how the character is strong willed, even if she doesn't know it at times, a true survivor.
Love this book. This is the second book I listened to by the same auther. First was "Gone Girl" I thought this book fits in nicely with her style of writting and story telling. I think this book is even better than "Gone Girl". Looking forward to reading/listening to more of her books.
I found it much too violent and gritty; maybe I have never encountered such poverty or low-life individuals. I have read a lot of suspense/murder stories, but this was just downright gross.
Not sure. I loved Gone Girl, but this book was just too sickening and depressing on almost every level.
I am not familiar enough to comment. The voices were very flat and monotone.
Depression, disgust, made me a bit sick listening to some of the book, but wanted to hear it through, which had nothing to do with suspense. I felt it really dragged until 3/4 of the way through the book. Made me wonder why and how an author could think of such a tale.
Think it may actually be the worst book I ever read/listened.
This was an amazing novel that fleshed out characters ruined by circumstance and the will to keep going. The plot was well executed and wrapped up nicely in the end. A must read!
As a fan of Gone Girl, I thought I'd give Flynn's Dark Places a try. The plot kept me engaged and wanting to know more, and each character had its own diverse story that was well-told. Like any book with a mysterious plot, the web of events was well-strung, and in the end the pieces fit together beautifully. I found myself reacting out loud to the story towards the end as the lies are unraveled, and it was not as predictable as I had thought it would be. The narrator was also good, which can really make or break an audiobook. In the end, I gave the overall story a 3, frankly because I found parts of the storyline be gross and unsettling, especially when involving children. I don't think I would read it again or recommend it because of that, but it was well-written and engaging.
I enjoyed this book! Gillian does a great job of leading you one way and then going the other. As with Gone Girl- if you pay close enough attention she lets you in on the sharp turn...but if you're not careful you'll miss it! While I enjoyed Gone's Girls subject matter better- her writing is solid and the characters were relatable-so much so you'll find yourself wanting to strangle one in particular (if you've read it you know who I'm talking about!)
I would definitely recommend this book and I'm moving on to Sharp Objects- hopefully her first effort was as good as the two that followed!