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Today, I'll be discussing my FAVORITE Gillian Flynn novel, Dark Places.
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in “The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas.” Despite being in the house during the attack, Libby survived and testified that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer.
Twenty-five years later, the Kill Club—a secret society obsessed with notorious crimes—locates Libby in hopes of uncovering details of the crime that may help to free Ben.
Libby, who hopes to turn a profit off her tragic history, agrees to reconnect with faces from her past and report her findings to the club—for a hefty fee.
Unfortunately, Libby wouldn’t have imagined that she’d find herself right back where she started—on the run from a killer.
WHOA. This is what I call an unputdownable novel.
Dark Places is packed with shocking twists, dirty secrets, and striking characters.
From the moment the story begins, Flynn takes readers on a twisted tale of murder, betrayal, and deception. Dark Places is violent, gory, and sinister—everything that a thriller fanatic could possibly want in a novel.
Not only is Flynn's piece driven by its captivating plot, Dark Places is surprisingly character-based. The combination of its fascinating storyline along with its featured authentic, lively characters, such as Diondra Wertzner and Krissy Cates, makes this book one to remember.
Although there's no doubt that Dark Places is a brilliant, I was quite disappointed with the outcome of the novel.
The narrative was thrilling and enticing... until the last 40 pages. There's no better way to explain the ending other than that it was simply anticlimactic. While it wasn't as dreadful and upsetting as Gone Girl, the ending of Dark Places can be described as unrealistic and seemingly irrelevant to the plot. Despite this, I absolutely loved the book and would recommend it to all thriller and mystery fanatics.
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