Libby Day was just seven years old when her older brother massacred her family while she hid in a cupboard. Her evidence helped put him away. Ever since then she has been drifting, surviving for over 20 years on the proceeds of the 'Libby Day fund'. But now the money is running out and Libby is desperate.
When she is offered $500 to do a guest appearance, she feels she has to accept. But this is no ordinary gathering. The Kill Club is a group of true-crime obsessives who share information on notorious murders, and they think her brother Ben is innocent. Ben was a social misfit, ground down by the small-town farming community in which he lived. But he did have a girlfriend - a brooding heavy metal fan called Diondra. Through her, Ben became involved with drugs and the dark arts. When the town suddenly turned against him, his thoughts turned black. But was he capable of murder?
Libby must delve into her family's past to uncover the truth - no matter how painful.
©2009 Gillian Flynn (P)2009 AudioGo Ltd
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"Meet all the people you never want to meet."
Like in Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn specialises in despicable people, humans that are vile and reprehensible, with few redeemable qualities that have an interesting story, a twisted tale.
This are visions of a bruised, abused Americana, where dog eat dog is the norm, a society where no one is happy, a bleak world where no amount of money is enough, to stop the decomposition of the society. but against your better judgement you stay a bit longer just to see what the appeal could possibly be, why would you spend time with this monsters? And before you know it you are in for the ride to the bitter satisfying end.
She is a good writer and understands lost souls like few,but I wonder how far will we follow her twisted tales into Gillian's Amerika.
Well read and acted.
"Better than Gone Girl"
Brilliant narration. Gripping story but very 'dark'. I enjoyed it more than Gone Girl. x
...It's what it says on the tin but all a little too dark for me. The story is quite bereft of uplifting moments. Narration by Lorelei King is fast and requires focus.
"Good book to read for Christmas"
Narrator grew on me and story was gripping and full of twists, especially towards the end
I loved this book. Had me gripped right from the start. The read from this author again
"Weird and unrealistic twist but an okay listen"
The "twist" at the end is completely unrealistic and that ruined it for me
I'm inherently annoyed by that type of accents so I think I'm biased
"Slow start but builds and builds"
A slow burner, with unsympathetic characters but I really cared about Libby by the end
loved it found the characters very different and was able to follow them all .
Diverting enough but the ending lacked credibility, the characters were emotional stereotypes and didn't engage. Disappointing to anyone who expected the originality of Gone Girl
Good story, great performance(that made it) and a good pace. Initially, about 10 minutes in, I was going to give this book a miss but stuck with it and was happy that I did-Recommended...
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