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)
No once was enough.
I liked Libby's attitude. The story was good although a bit unbelievable at times.
No this was a first for this narrator.
Audio book addict
I'm in love with this author, a King fan who has decided to venture out and try another writer is not at all disappointed. Kept me guessing and always anxious to know what's going to happen next. I really enjoyed this one can't wait to listen to another by Gillian.
I have not read the print version. I always listen to audio
Carefully told from each character's viewpoint yet not revealing too much.
No extreme reaction other than the fact that I was amazed at not seeing the twist.
This author surprises me with each book I have read. They are not feel good books but real books.
Say something about yourself!
I didn't feel that the pay off was really worth it or as strong as Flynn's other novels but it was interesting.
I really have enjoyed both of Gillian Flynn's other books as well as her short story. I would definitely read another.
The narration was one of the best things about this. The characters seemed a little more grounded than I think they would have been if I had been reading this on the page.
Absolutely not. These characters are not worth a second look.
Captivating story. Loved the narrator. I thought she captured the essence of Libby, the protagonist, beautifully. As tortured as Libby was, she made me want to hang out with her!
i couldn't finish listening to this book. It was too dark and depressing for me to handle. I loved Gone Girl so I thought I might like this one, but found it depressing.
what an awesome read. took me a second to really get into it. but then i could not put it down. such a phenomenal suspense story that was very heartfelt and seemed so real. I recommend anyone looking for a great book!
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