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)
The story was somewhat interesting but the performances were tedious. Definitely the most boring readers that I have listened to since I became an audible member.
I haven' t read the print version, but I have no intention to because the audio edition was outstanding.
Libby was my favorite because you just want her to pullit together so badly. Deandre is a character you love to hate. She is awful but I LOVED every second she was in the story.
I listened to "Rules of Civility" narrated by Rebecca Lowman. The reason I even considered this book was becasue of her narration. She is one of the few narrators that you can enjoy instantly. She was great in that book and great in this one too.
Yes! Defintely! I hated having to get out of the car for work. It made me really look forward to my drives though!
The story is really dark, but the plot was so exciting that I couldnt' stop listening. There were so many twists and turns that I was guessing the whole time.
I will listen to this story over and over.
The book unfolds revealing constant dark shocks. You never really know whats going to surface. I had an inkling here and there as it all played out. It was shocking to think the ideas I though had to be to outlandish played out.
I will continue to recommend this book to just about everyone.
Violent youths, back stories, teeth
The description of the main character and how she would cut herself.
Every small town has its skeletons.
Brilliant story line. You never expect who the killer is.
I've also read Gone Girl by the same author. It's also set in the Midwest.
Libby and Ben Day were both great performances
I have never read the print version book.
My favorite character was Lionel; his personality was very well developed and even though the story didn't really touch on him or his past, I got a good sense of what type of person he is.
Hearing Libby's contempt and sense of rage in the voice definitely added something.
Best one I have listened to yet.
Libby was my favorite. She is dark, cynical, and almost unlikeable, yet you end up rooting for her.
I don't think that one particular scene was my favoritem but the best part is when the present narration meets the past narration.
When Libby reconncted with her aunt in the end as well as when she read the note left from her mother.
I wanted to like this story...could not get past the fact that the narrator was not pleasant to listen to.
I will probably not continue my Audible subscription...I don't want to risk being disappointed with the narrator and risk not enjoying the book.
Yes, this was one of the best books I heard in a LONG time! It kept me eager to get back in my car for my commute every day to find out what happened!
I never figured it out until the author unfolded it!! I love suspense thrillers where I want to keep reading/listening to know what happened without having figured it all out by the first chapter.
I loved the emotion in the narrator that did Patty Day. I could see her woeful face and looks...
The ending had me literally driving down the interstate with my mouth gaped open! It ended by tying up all the loose ends and was a fantastic twist!!
I'm on my third book by Gillian Flynn - if you like suspense/crime thrillers, you will L O V E her!!
emotionally complex characters
Yes, I had it figured out about ten different times..was always wrong....
Everybody has them.....
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