Well the title definitely says it all! Dark Places is dark. After reading Gone Girl, I HAD to read Gillian Flynn’s other two novels; Dark Places and Sharp Objects.

If you like a mysterious, unpredictable, dark read; this book is for you. It’s not for the squemish…there are some pretty graphic and grisly descriptions. (Don’t worry there are no spoilers in this review.)

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The story starts from Libby Day’s perspective, 25 years after the massacre of her mother and 2 sisters in their home, dubbed by the press as “The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas. Seven-year-old Libby escaped the house while her mother and sisters lay dying and then later testified that her 15-year-old brother Ben was the killer.

Dark Places, twists and turns while Libby searches for answers from the events of that tragic night. The narrative flashes back from present day to the days before and the day of the horrific murders. The story also jumps from Libby’s point of view to Libby’s mother’s and Ben’s point of view. As Libby pieces together the puzzle, the more unimaginable and crazy nuts the story gets. If you can handle the subject matter, you’re in for an awesome reading experience. As the novel gradually unfolds, you seriously will not see this one coming and from start to finish, Dark Places is a major page-turner.


My thoughts:

This book grabbed me from the beginning and held my attention until the very end. Gillian Flynn is an extremely talented writer whose style is clever and entertaining, to say the least. I just can’t get enough. She better hurry and write a new book!!

Something to think about….

Have you read any of Gillian Flynn’s novels? Which ones?

Do you have a favorite author, that you read everything that they write?

See you back here tomorrow for meal planning!