Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Libby Day was just seven years old when her evidence put her fifteen-year-old brother behind bars.
Since then, she had been drifting. But when she is contacted by a group who are convinced of Ben’s innocence, Libby starts to ask questions she never dared to before. Was the voice she heard her brother’s? Ben was a misfit in their small town, but was he capable of murder? Are there secrets to uncover at the family farm or is Libby deluding herself because she wants her brother back?
She begins to realise that everyone in her family had something to hide that day… especially Ben. Now, twenty-four years later, the truth is going to be even harder to find.
Who did massacre the Day family?
What you’re in for: A family slaughter. A girl left alone. Questioning. Recanting. An imperfect main character. Cleptomania. Money issues.
I was really excited to read more from Gillian Flynn after reading and loving Gone Girl. Unfortunately, this book was not as good as Gone Girl. It was an okay book overall. One of those books that I don’t have a whole heck of a lot to say about, because it was just okay — not bad, but not great either.
There is no doubt that Gillian Flynn is a good author. She is very talented. And, so far from my experience, she gets better as she goes. I’m reading her books in a backward fashion for some reason. I do want to read her other book – her debut book, but I’m afraid I might be more disappointed. Gone girl was just so good. I am definitely looking forward to her future books!
Dark places was a decent book. I just found it to be a tad on the boring side. It was all mystery and Libby looking into her past to try to figure out the truth. But, nothing really happened until the end. And it wasn’t that great of an ending, to be honest. Not what I came to expect from Gillian Flynn after reading Gone Girl.
I guess I shouldn’t have gotten my hopes so high for this book. It was written before Gone Girl, so it makes sense that it wouldn’t be as good. I mean, authors grow and become better over time. So, I can’t expect the amazingness that existed in Gone Girl to exist in all of Gillian Flynn’s books, right? This one was just okay for me.