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)
I usually listen to audio books in the car driving to and from work ... this one was so captivating I found myself listening at home while cleaning or cooking. It was easy to listen to, the narrators did a great job. Storyline never slowed or lost my attention!
Absolutely! I thought this story has so many facets it would hold almost any genre of readers attention.
Blood Memory written by Greg IIes. Both characters thought they knew the truth, but boy were they wrong.
I didn't really have a favorite. To me each character needed the other in order to make the story truly come alive.
Young girl lost in the snow finds that truth doesn't always set you free...
The main character acts just like someone who was so broken would act.
I enjoyed this very much. I almost prefer this novel over Gone Girl because I can relate to the main character here. It's not as clever as Gone Girl though. I think Flynn's characters are nuanced and while she's writing for the masses, there are elements that are subtle. It's never black and white in a Flynn novel.
Not everything that happens is entirely believable in this novel but that's okay, the character development saves it. The narration was great as well. Yeah, it's a little gory but these things do happen IRL all the time, sadly.
No. It was very well written and compelling but too dark. My sons girlfriend is watching the movie now. I told her not to watch it. It is too intensly dark. But once started I felt I couldn't stop without completing it. the performance was good. the story was well written. She is going to watch it. HAHA!
Until recently I had only read Gone Girl. I was delighted to find another title by Gillian Flynn and I was not disappointed. The story kept me interested, staying up late to hear the ending, even had a couple of unforeseen twists. But I think the main strength is in the prose itself, it's very human, very understanding. I would recommend this book.
Pretty good book. Not as good as Dark Places but still pretty good. I was a little slow in the middle.
I finished it to see what would happen, but it wasn't an enjoyable story. None of the characters were likable and it was just morose. The narrators were good at narrating a depressing story, but it really wasn't my cuppa.
I really enjoyed the book! It was suspenseful and made me want to keep listening. There were just enough twists to keep me interested but not so many that it was confusing.
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