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!
Flynn does a good job with character development and realistically portraying ow tragedy impacts lives.
I kept wanting to come back for more. I needed to know what happened.
I live in CA where the traffic is a nightmare. It could take 90 mins to get to my location when it should have only taken 25 mins. Audible!
I loved this story. I thought it was better than Gone Girl. There were times that I cried; and there were times that I was surprised. Lastly the narrators were fantastic.
Really enjoyed this book. I don't think there was one character that was very likable but I liked NOT liking them. The story did jump back and forth from past to present but it wasn't hard to keep it straight.
If you like Other books by Gillian Flynn then you should enjoy this one.
Narration was very good.
This was not at all what I thought it was about. I don't always want a happily ever after that typically happens in books. But a thought provoking real life ending. I'm still thinking about how I would have dealt with Libby's situation and what my reaction would have been. Loved this more than gone girl.
I forgot I had this book in my wishlist and went ahead and watched the movie. I debated about buying the book afterward since I knew the ending already, but boy am I glad I decided to buy it anyway. Even knowing how everything turned out in the end I was hanging on every word! This book is a great listen.