Review : Dark Places by Gillian Flynn


Libby 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-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 from 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 killer.  (From: Goodreads)

Home is where the lies are…

After reading this book…

*!!!4 Brilliant Starts!!!*

If I were a better person, I’d have put my hand on Lyle’s then, given him a warm squeeze, let him know I understood, I empathized.  But I wasn’t, the thanks was hard enough.

This book is written in a special way.  Two different times.  Three different angles of perspectives.  You’ll find yourself helplessly wanting to turn the next page just because you want to know more about this case.  Your thinking pattern first will go with Libby and then you’ll become some detective, guessing the missing parts, piecing up the stories, and trying to find the liars.

Ben pressed his hand against the glass, and my brother and I matched palms.

All the descriptions are well down-to-detailed.  And even, some of Ben’s parts are too real, too detailed that didn’t make me feel good.  Otherwise, it is surely a good crime thriller.

I just want to be so me woman, heading back home to Over There That Way.

In this story, you won’t find yourself focus on one character specifically.  You’ll find yourself focus on this case.  You’ll be desperately wanting to solve the case.  There are more twisting parts than you can even imagine.  You think you know what happened that night.  No, you don’t.  There’s always something even more surprising.

If you’re a fan of mystery novels and you haven’t read it, well, you need to get yourself a copy.  If you’re not a crime fiction fan, you still can try it because overall, it’s an enjoyable book.

After 7 hours…

*!!!2 Freaking Stars!!!*

It was like I was drunk last night.  After a good night sleep, my thoughts seem to be clearer.

Honestly, no I didn’t really want to read this book at first.  The first few chapters are dull as hell.  I can’t believe that I even fell asleep during reading it!  Nonetheless, I forced myself to read this one.  I was like: come on, maybe it won’t be so bad after all.  So here I am now, finishing a book and trashing it.

Yes, the story kept me guessing; however, it didn’t make me feel like ‘I want to’ but instead, ‘I have to’.  The writing is actually too dirty, too over.

I don’t like any of the characters.  I can even diss them all day just for fun.  Libby was a know-it-all girl and she thought, she heard meant exactly what really happened.  Libby now is weirder.  Just because of that Kill Club and she wants to free your brother out?  She’s just a lazy person who doesn’t want to get a real job.  Lyle is a weirdo, a 22-year-old would want to hang out with a 31-year-old woman all the time and would even think they are somehow connected?  Ben was a coward.  He couldn’t stop her girlfriend when she was strangling his sister.  He didn’t know how to say NO!  And he is now still a coward.  Too stupid.  He is the witness and he still won’t say a word just to protect his years-ago-pregnant girlfriend.  His then girlfriend, Diondra, is a dirty lying little piece of shit.  I want to kill her myself!  Runner has always been a bastard that no one likes.  Patty was also an idiot.  She thought being killed, her kids could get her life insurance?  She thought her little devil worshipper was gonna raise three little sisters while he hated most of them?  Stupid farm woman!

No, I strongly don’t recommend this book.

Three words to sum up: boring, stupid, ridiculous

Wow…it’s like I have double personalities.  So I guess that this book has

*!!!3 Confusing Stars!!!*

Happy reading ~ 😀



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