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)
Was an unusual story. Performance perfect. The story kept you interested and guessing. Enjoyed this book and will check out her other ones.
I really enjoyed this book. Kept me wanting to hear what's going to happen next. Performance of the narrators were exceptional, the best one I've heard in a long time. Definitely would recommend this to others. Great job!!!
Parts of this book left me speechless. I had never read anything like this before. Certainly Gone Girl was nowhere as gruesome so this caught me by surprise. The ending...satisfactorily fit. I couldn't put it down...but will never, ever...pay it a re-visit.
I loved this book. Flynn is becoming my favorite author, her characters are so dark and twisted. I loved it.
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