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)
Great story, kept me hooked! I listened every free minute I had. All the different readers were great, too. None of their voices got on my nerves. You'll love this book if you liked Gone Girl!
I couldn't stop until I finished it! Beautifully and wonderfully done. Love a great whodunnit and the past versus present thing worked
The story was interesting and kept my attention. It's very dark, so be prepared for that. But, in the end, I just felt like something was missing...
I love Gillian Flynn's writing. Especially when she writes in multiple voices as in this and "Gone Girl". Thrilling plot twists keep you guessing, but never knowing until the end.
Great narrators. Good writing technique and style. Likeable and believable characters. A dark depressing story but had a optimistic ending. Definitely catchy, i could not stop listening. Well worth a Credit. Second book of Gillian Flynn's I have listened to now, and I will definitely read further novels from her.
Definitely. I had this book on my Kindle for months and just could not find the time to get to a point where I was hooked into reading it. The first day I downloaded the audio edition I didn't want to hit pause.
When everything that really happen the night of the murders comes together and I realized all of my predictions were completely wrong.
No I have not but the narrator who read the parts of Libbie Day is excellent.
It's not that kind of book but the narration really makes you feel for the characters. This was my first fiction audiobook and I was very impressed.
The narrating was great and I really enjoyed the book. I liked that it was told from multiple perspectives. There was always something happening...Kept me interested up until the last line. Worth it!
When you come right down to it, the secret to having it all is believing that you do! :)
The book was better than I imagined...My favorite from Gillian Flynn. Kept me interested throughout the entire read. Highly recommend.
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