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)
Probably one of the best written books I've read in awhile, though a dark book with twisted characters. Narrators were perfect for the characters and made the book exceptional.
The book starts out really depressing and I was really saddened. Somewhere around chapter three it stops being super depressing and interesting. I really enjoyed the ending.
Not my favorite ending, but really enjoyed the characters. I did enjoy the twist to the plot I definitely didn't see it coming. The ending wasn't as satisfying as I was hoping it would be. The main character was easy to listen to overall a great book.
I was completely enthralled with this audiobook. I couldn't put it down, but almost in a creepy way. It gave me the chills, and the narrators kept my attention the whole time. Tense anticipation was probably my constant reaction.
I've read (not listened) to Gone Girl first. This is a completely different storyline but you get the same NO CLUE what is going to happen thing. I will say that in Gone Girl, what I didn't like was how terrible the characters were to each other. This wasn't like that. I left this audiobook thinking "What a good book!" but also felt creeped out. lol Enjoy!
narators voice captures the tone of the story as you are dragged back into the darkness of on horrific, twisted day. one that she has avoid for so long and yet has shaped every waking moment of her life. what really happened and who was it who really killed the Days?
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