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Dark Places

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M 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 kill Normally I wouldn't give a genre book like this a 5 star review because I'm picky and controlling about handing out major praise How could a crimemystery be as good as say Thomas Hardy or Alice Munro? Apples and orangesBut I just finished this about five minutes ago and it made me gasp It's so good a well paced page turner beautifully wrought I literally couldn't put it down for longer than a couple hours at a time once I picked it up with the exception of sleepAccording to her Acknowledgements Flynn did significant research to write this and it shows it's assured detailed and often heart wrenching There are no loose ends and when they tie up they tie up so naturally unfolding at such a realistic pace that you feel like this could really have happened Nothing except maybe for the Kill Club the ball that gets the narrator Libby's investigation rolling is farfetchedFor what this is a genre novel echoing In Cold Blood crossed with southern gothic it's superior But even outside the mysterycrime genre this book is a better skillful funnier emotional and fascinating read than most of the literary fiction I've read lately Libby Day is a fantastic heroineanti heroine; real three dimensional funny dark bent and broken but not beyond repair I so enjoyed taking this ride with her and am sorry the book had to end This is very high praise coming from me because I read constantly and I hardly ever have this feeling about anything I can't wait to read Sharp Objects though I'm dreading it at the same time because I really can't afford to let another book usurp all my time for three straight days

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From The #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Of Gone GirlLibby 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 45 StarsGillian Flynn scares meBut it’s a good scare A keep you up all night anxiously reading because closing the book is not an option kinda scare If you thought Gone Girl was twisted make room for Dark Places because this suspenseful thriller takes “freaky” to a whole nuther levelI went in thinking I was fully preparedI wasn’t This book is so astoundingly demented it truly makes me wonder exactly how Miss Flynn thinks up such bold scenarios The plot is so “out there” yet way too close creating a palpable level of discomfort for the reader—but I for one could not look away This author knows how to stretch the creep factor to its limits just short of over the top delivering a crazy yet still fathomable plot She masters the art of description until the details begin materializing and suddenly you're visualizing them whether you’re trying to or not Libby Day What a truly uniue unforgettable character So mentally and emotionally deranged you cant help but want to reach out to herwith a six foot pole of course;Because she feels so damn real Her thoughts her actions—so cynical and bitter But who wouldn't be after experiencing the torment she has I assumed everything bad in the world could happen because everything bad in the world already did happen Libby’s family was brutally murdered in their home but little seven year old Libby somehow survived the gruesome massacre Largely due to Libby’s testimony her wallflower brother becomes tried and convicted for these satanic murdersNow Libby is a grown woman who is beginning to uestion the details of that fateful night long ago A night she has buried deep inside desperate to forget But there are things that refuse to be forgottenAnd so begins the suspenseful journey as the plot glides through past and present alternating between a first and third person perspective—Libby serving as the story’s narrator And her unhappy defeated voice is one I will not forget With this particular story I think the writing won me over even so than the plot Although I was completely sucked into the mystery marathon guessing like it was my job the ending somehow left me ever so slightly disappointed It’s difficult to place my finger on why I wanted BIG but maybe this was a little too big? I’m still unsure In any case this author has a genius grasp on storytelling and I will gladly read anything she writes But for now I’m off to read something happyish Book Stats ▪  GenreCategory MysteryThriller▪  Graphic Nature Racy and bold▪ Romance Twisted▪  Characters Unlovable but unforgettable▪  Plot A twisty and suspenseful murder mystery▪ Writing Flawless poetic bold and edgy▪ POV Switches between 3rd and 1st person heroine▪  Cliffhanger NoneStandalone

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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 fro As seen on The ReadventurerSeriously what goes on in Gillian Flynn's head? She writes the freakiest stuff Sharp Objects was nasty enough and Dark Places is just as vile Luckily for her I along with millions of people like vile now and thenLibby Day is a sole survivor of a horrendous massacre Her mother and two sisters were brutally killed one winter night and mostly thanks to Libby's testimony the murders were attributed to Libby's older brother Ben an alleged active Satan worshiper Now almost 25 years later 32 year old Libby is out of money that had been donated to her by well wishers over the years and must look for a new source of income She settles on helping the Kill Club a group of obsessed women who believe in Ben's innocence to re investigate the murders for money of course As Libby starts talking to various people involved in the original investigation at the Kill Club's reuest her strong belief in Ben's guilt starts waveringI am fairly certain now that Gillian Flynn's schtick is writing about VERY BAD women We are presented with an array of them in Dark Places they lie to get attention they abuse they blackmail they mooch they kill they are weak and pathetic It is no doubt a novel approach to women empowerment If women are eual to men they can be eually despicable right? The men are no better they are good for nothing losers mostly What I am getting at is that you can hardly find any likable characters in this book which for many readers is a must not me thoughThe story itself is gruesome Prepare yourself for brutal killings molestation bullying Satan worshiping drugs and underage sex Some parts are so tough to read I had to put the book aside for awhileBut underneath the filth there is a great mystery well paced suspenseful full of red herrings it keeps you guessing until the very last moment who the perpetrator is Just like Sharp Objects this book is absolutely not for everybody But I thoroughly enjoyed this freaky thriller and will wait with anticipation for the release of Gillian Flynn's next macabre mystery Stained Glass Pattern Book underage sex Some parts are so tough to read I had to put the book aside for awhileBut Figment (Insanity, underneath the filth there is a great mystery well paced suspenseful full of red herrings it keeps you guessing The Innocent Flame of Seduction – A Tale of Love and Loyalty in Medieval Ireland until the very last moment who the perpetrator is Just like Sharp Objects this book is absolutely not for everybody But I thoroughly enjoyed this freaky thriller and will wait with anticipation for the release of Gillian Flynn's next macabre mystery

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