“Dark Places” by Gillian Flynn is another suspense-mystery novel which seems to really be her cup of tea. I would say “Gone Girl” is still my favorite as that book really caught my attention. Maybe the hype also had something to do with it but anyway, in my opinion, it was easier to like than “Dark Places.”
Here’s a brief summary from Goodreads: “Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in “The Satan Sacrifice” of Kinnakee, Kansas.” She survived—and famously testified that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, the Kill Club—a secret secret society obsessed with notorious crimes—locates Libby and pumps her for details. They hope to discover proof that may free Ben. Libby hopes to turn a profit off her tragic history: She’ll reconnect with the players from that night and report her findings to the club—for a fee. As Libby’s search takes her from shabby Missouri strip clubs to abandoned Oklahoma tourist towns, the unimaginable truth emerges, and Libby finds herself right back where she started—on the run from a killer.”
As with Gillian Flynn’s other books, the plot twists don’t disappoint. These are basically what I always look forward to in books and Flynn always delivers. It may not always be a fun ride with all the tragic plots and disturbing pictures Flynn tries to embed in your head, nevertheless, it’s an interesting (though at times, freaky) story.
Judging from Gillian Flynn’s other books, she seriously has a favorite genre. It’s a bit creepy how such dark thoughts could come from a person but hey, if that gives birth to some of the best books in the market, who am I to complain?
NinthMelody rating: 8/10
Her other books that I’ve read: