“Dark Places” by Gillian Flynn – narrated by Rebecca Lowman, Cassandra Campbell, Mark Deakins, Robertson Dean

I’ve now read all three of Gillian Flynn’s books and I’m so bummed there’s nothing new out yet. Let me rephrase that. I’ve now read all three of Gillian Flynn’s books and I’m so grateful to have a break from the stuff in her head. I mean really. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, oh honey where did all that come from? Are you ok? I hope you have a really really good therapist. Can you imagine the conversation if Flynn and Stephen King got together for tea?

Flynn: “Can you pass the sugar?”

King: “Sure. Hey what did you think of the can opener scene in Lisey’s Story?

Flynn: Dude, brutal! What about my girl that carves words all over her body?

King: Definitely very disturbing. What was the longest word she carved?

Flynn: I don’t know, she never told me. How are those crumpets?

King: Tasty, but I don’t think The Murder Club in Dark Places would stop talking about death long enough to enjoy them.

Flynn: Do you know if your therapist is taking new patients?

In Dark Places, little Libby Day’s entire family is murdered when she’s a child and she lives on the proceeds, thinking she’s too emotionally disturbed to do anything else. Perhaps she is, and when she agrees to look into the murders herself to try and prove that she was right in accusing her brother of killing everyone, the road on which her investigation takes her is full of buried secrets. Will she survive once more, adding more physical and emotional scars?

I loved it and hated it at the same time and by the end I was shaking my head at the final twist. Wow.

The truly scary thing about Gillian Flynn’s books is that they could actually happen. There’s no monsters or supernatural stuff. There’s just plain evil people and messed up lives. I’ve always found psychological thrillers scarier than any horror. *shudder*

Rating: Marriage Material

“Dark Places” at Audible ~ I will no longer be providing links to Amazon, so if you are interested in the print version of this book please visit your local small book store.

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