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Chris Carroll, January 31, 2013 (view all comments by Chris Carroll)
Gillian Flynn's second novel also features a tortured protagonist trying to solve a crime, but it's the flashbacks to the day of the crime that really drew me into the story. Excellent balancing act between the present and past.
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dropdownmenuhehe, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by dropdownmenuhehe)
great, amazing, couldn't put it down
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diane Trafton, December 31, 2012 (view all comments by diane Trafton)
What a gripping thriller Gillian Flynn has written! As engaging as "Gone Girl" and far more chilling. The characters' behaviors reflect the best and worst of society......those who value human life and those who do not. This novel is masterfully created from the opening pages and high pitched and engaging to the very last.
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teretree, September 29, 2012 (view all comments by teretree)
I was wary of this book at first, expecting total doom and gloom. But I was quickly drawn in by the achingly human elements of the characters, who experienced bizarre events and somehow coped as best they could, though not in normally expected ways. A must-read if you enjoy well-written literary mysteries.
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310screenwriter, September 7, 2012 (view all comments by 310screenwriter)
These days it seems like the books that I HAVE to read -- the ones that grab me from the start, that I sit down to read a chapter and lose hours to, that I'm willing to stay up past my bedtime to get just a little more of -- are few and far between. But "Dark Places" did all that and more, with haunting prose, complicated and fascinating characters, and a compelling mystery that was in turns gruesome and heartbreaking and unfolded at just the right pace to allow time to ponder the implications of such a thing in the real world, but also keep me turning the pages.
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Flynn, Gillian
Three Rivers Press (CA)
Gillian Flynn
Oates, Joyce Carol
Gillian Flynn
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
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Product details 368 pages Three Rivers Press - English 9780307341570 Reviews:
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Libby Day's mother and two sisters were savagely murdered when Libby was only seven years old. Her testimony in the ensuing trial helped send her brother to prison for the crimes. But is he really guilty? Flynn's accessible and compelling writing style make this a must for any carry-on or beach bag!

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Edgar-finalist Flynn's second crime thriller tops her impressive debut, Sharp Objects. When Libby Day's mother and two older sisters were slaughtered in the family's Kansas farmhouse, it was seven-year-old Libby's testimony that sent her 15-year-old brother, Ben, to prison for life. Desperate for cash 24 years later, Libby reluctantly agrees to meet members of the Kill Club, true crime enthusiasts who bicker over famous cases. She's shocked to learn most of them believe Ben is innocent and the real killer is still on the loose. Though initially interested only in making a quick buck hocking family memorabilia, Libby is soon drawn into the club's pseudo-investigation, and begins to question what exactly she saw — or didn't see — the night of the tragedy. Flynn fluidly moves between cynical present-day Libby and the hours leading up to the murders through the eyes of her family members. When the truth emerges, it's so twisted that even the most astute readers won't have predicted it." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review A Day" by , "[Dark Places] offers an authentic portrayal of the itchy angst and burning blunder of adolescence and, in its devotion to a world populated by mostly failed people who somehow managed to do one thing right — or one right thing — it remains committed to a complexly human, yet hopeful, vision. Readers will surely hope for more work from Flynn..." (read the entire Rain Taxi review)
"Review" by , "[A] nerve-fraying thriller."
"Review" by , "Flynn's well-paced story deftly shows the fallibility of memory and the lies a child tells herself to get through a trauma."
"Review" by , "Flynn follows her deliciously creepy Sharp Objects with another dark tale....The story, alternating between the 1985 murders and the present, has a tense momentum that works beautifully. And when the truth emerges, it's so macabre not even twisted little Libby Day could see it coming."
"Review" by , "Flynn returns to the front ranks of emerging thriller writers with her aptly titled new novel....Those who prefer their literary bones with a little bloody meat will be riveted."
"Review" by , "Gillian Flynn's writing is compulsively good. I would rather read her than just about any other crime writer."
"Review" by , "[A] gripping thriller."
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