I loved this book. Just enough suspense to keep me on the edge of my seat and craving more. I love the way Gillian Flynn's mind works.
I truly enjoyed the pull this story had, while some parts were without a doubt gruesome (a bit much so for me at times). The story had a myriad of twists and turns worth the ride.
Dark and dreary, heavy and spooky. This is an intense ride full of twists turns and painful insights. If you are a fan of the macabre, I suggest you get this book. It will be one of the best credits you ever spend.
Flynn's flawed protagonist is engaging as her narrative draws the reader into her grief-filled world. The mystery of what happened to the Day family is enhance by Flynn's creative style and the alternative narratives keeps the reader invested in duel story lines that trace what happen to the Days as well as Libby's present day quest.
I have now listened to all of Gillian Flynn's books, and I just think they are not for me. Maybe just for a good, quick escape listen.
Anyways, they all start off exciting and draw me in, but the story just goes too haywire at one point. The writing also declines to weird or awkward sexual innuendos at one point (early in Sharp Objects later in Gone Girl and Dark Places.) For example saying a character's "lips [were] full like labias..." I'm not a prude, but what does that add? It just pulls me out of the story.... More of a distraction.
Couldn't stop listening. Great suspense, excellent narration. Flynn is great at writing fiction based on the dark side of reality. She's good at bringing the crazy in us all to life.