Twenty-five years later, Ben sits in prison, and troubled Libby lives off the dregs of a trust created by well-wishers who've long forgotten her.
The Kill Club is a macabre secret society obsessed with notorious crimes. When they locate Libby and pump her for details, proof they hope may free Ben, Libby hatches a plan to profit off her tragic history. For a fee, she'll reconnect with the players from that night and report her findings to the club...and maybe she'll admit her testimony wasn't so solid after all.
As Libby's search takes her from shabby Missouri strip clubs to abandoned Oklahoma tourist towns, the narrative flashes back to January 2, 1985. The events of that day are relayed through the eyes of Libby's doomed family members, including Ben, a loner whose rage over his shiftless father and their failing farm have driven him into a disturbing friendship with the new girl in town.
Piece by piece, the unimaginable truth emerges, and Libby finds herself right back where she started...on the run from a killer.
©2009 Gillian Flynn; (P)2009 Random House
"Gillian Flynn is the real deal, a sharp, acerbic, and compelling storyteller with a knack for the macabre." (Stephen King)
"A gritty, riveting thriller with a one-of-a-kind, tart-tongued heroine." (Booklist)
A great read that keeps you engaged, but so dark and twisted. It makes you feel good about your life and a little less regretful of some of the bad decisions that you may have made that do not even compare.
I am becoming a fan of this author. The story builds up and keeps you guessing. I could see this book becoming a movie also,.
I love this author! Enjoyed this book so much I couldn't put it down. Listening to the audio version I could really appreciate each character. Definitely recommend this audio book! Worth the credit.
I have read Gone Girl, Dark Places, and Sharp Objects. This one is by far the best! I am not one to "figure out" a story, so it kept me guessing and entertained. Try this, even if you don't normally like suspense/mystery stories (I don't usually read that genre).
I truly enjoyed the narration. The different narrators really gave the story's characters distinct personalities.
This is definately a story that will have you flinching every once in awhile. I expected a twist, and boy did I get it.
I felt so sorry for the character Ben, that any time it was his turn I was excited to hear what was going to happen next.
Hold on to your seat, you are in for one heck of a ride!
Just a note, if you are squeemish, there are some scenes in this book that may be upsetting. This book is not for the faint of heart!
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