Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know about the Gone Girl sensation. And honestly, I hope you’ve checked out the book because it is one of my favorites (even the ending, which is controversial).
So after loving Gone Girl, I picked up Sharp Objects, Gillian Flynn’s first book. It was good, but not anything I was ecstatic about.
But recently I picked up Dark Places by Gillian Flynn, her second novel, and this one did not disappoint.
The book opens up with a nursery rhyme. . . about a boy who murders his mother and two sisters, and the “baby” who gets away.
That “baby” who was 7 at the time, Libby Day, is now all grown up and her convicted felon of a brother is in jail.
But don’t feel too bad for Libby. She’s not the nicest person. She’s been living off of sympathy money that people have sent her and it’s all run out.
As Libby quickly finds out (while she’s trying to get people to pay for all her stuff), there’s more to the story of the night her family was murdered.
This book was really good. Not as amazingly twisted as Gone Girl, but a good follow-up read. While I think Sharp Objects would be the one to skip, Dark Places is not.
Dark Places is a haunting book. Gillian Flynn is the master of psychotic writing and makes you love characters that are so hard to like.
Which of the Flynn novels is your favorite?