Absolutley Fricking Amazing
If I could have, I would have!! I found myself wanting to do menial jobs like folding laundry just so I could sneak a few more minutes!!!!
This is one of the best books I have ever listened to/read. Gillian Flynn is a brilliant writer, I have listened to her "Gone Girl" too but in my opinion "Dark Places" blew it out of the water!
It was kind of predictable, the characters were not likeable at ALL. I didn't care if any of them died or stayed in prison or whatever. It was just a really boring storyline. The climax (if you could even call it that) and the "big reveal" at the end was lame and happened so quickly.
Probably not honestly
Yeah the narration was okay.
I started with 'Gone Girl' and thought I had found a new favorite author and the best read in years...until the last three chapters or so--which turned into the single worst ending to a book I've ever read. I was actually angry at the author. I did enjoy the narration, though.
A friend suggested before I walked away, I try one more book. I tried 'Sharp Objects' and found it wasn't particularly good or bad. Marginal in every way (except narration, which I enjoyed).
But a different friend who felt the same way I did about both books convinced me to try 'Dark Places.' Glad I did!
This book wasn't as excitingly twisty as 'Gone Girl,' but I really enjoyed it and am glad I tried it in spite of my prior disappointment in Flynn's works. The narration was solid and the characters were interesting. Her characters are always vivid and well-fleshed out and the fact that they were all unlikable worked beautifully in 'Gone Girl' but worked against the story in 'Sharp Objects.' She got it right with this book, and they weren't even all bad!
I definitely recommend this one!
Dark Places is all the suspense of Gone Girl without being anything alike. Gillian Flynn has created a whole new dark world that is filled with twists and turns, building suspense from the very beginning. The narrators deftly navigate the novel with precision and ease. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loved Gone Girl's dark side.