Dark Places

Dark Places

From The #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Of Gone Girl 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 p From The #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Of Gone Girl Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sis...

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Title:Dark Places
Author:Gillian Flynn
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:Dark Places
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:349 pages pages

Dark Places Reviews

  • karen
    Aug 03, 2012

    ?I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ. Slit me at my belly and it might slide out, meaty and dark, drop on the floor so you could stomp on it.? I highly recommend reading this whilst sitting in the sun with plenty of happy people around you (as I did) - that way you can...

    I loved the writing style and the characterization so much--Gillian Flynn is a fantastic author! And I was so hooked by the mystery right away, I just flew through this book. Toward the end I did feel like we lost a little steam, but all the twists and revelations still kept things int...

    i was not a lovable child, and i'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs. gillian flynn sure does love writing about horrible people doing horrible things.and i sure do love reading about them. especially because she isn't ...

  • Brooke
    May 27, 2009

    ?I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ. Slit me at my belly and it might slide out, meaty and dark, drop on the floor so you could stomp on it.? I highly recommend reading this whilst sitting in the sun with plenty of happy people around you (as I did) - that way you can...

    I loved the writing style and the characterization so much--Gillian Flynn is a fantastic author! And I was so hooked by the mystery right away, I just flew through this book. Toward the end I did feel like we lost a little steam, but all the twists and revelations still kept things int...

    i was not a lovable child, and i'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs. gillian flynn sure does love writing about horrible people doing horrible things.and i sure do love reading about them. especially because she isn't ...

    *4.5 Stars* Gillian Flynn scares me. But 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?...

    As seen on The Readventurer Seriously, 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 then. Libby Day is a sole survivor of...

    {BR with Scarlet} "The truly frightening flaw in humanity is our capacity for cruelty - we all have it." I have no emotions left. This is a book that will stay with me forever. It left me speechless in different ways, with pretty intense emotions from a...

    Gillian Flynn's first novel, Sharp Objects, was interestingly disturbing; in fact, it walked a razor-thin line between "Huh, you certainly don't read that every day" and "Gillian Flynn has some serrrriiiious issues and I'm a little bit afraid of her". I wasn't sure whether I respected ...

    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 crime/mystery be as good as, say, Thomas Hardy or Alice Munro? Apples and oranges. But I just finished this about five minutes ago, and it m...

    I have now officially read all of Gillian Flynn's books, and I really enjoyed this one! The story and the characters were so twisted, and the last hour or so of the audiobook was insaaaane. ...

    As someone who grew up in rural Kansas and has lived in the suburbs of Kansas City for the last fourteen years, I made my peace long ago with the fact that I don?t reside in one of the hip places on the map. The only Kansas based things that have worked their way into popular culture...

    Gripping and entertained! DAYS GO BY You gotta believe in something, right? Everyone has their thing. This is my second novel by Gillian Flynn, and now I am realizing that I have been reading them backwards, I mean in the opposite publishing order, but this has been du...

    When person or persons unknown murdered her entire family, seven year old Libby Day managed to escape and fingered her brother Ben as the killer. Now, decades later, she's dysfunctional and nearly penniless, and after meeting some true crime enthusiasts, isn't so sure her brother was t...

    Lesson learned # 1: Gillian Flynn is excellent at creating unpleasant characters and disturbing situations. ?I was not a lovable child, and I'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. Draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs.? Lesson learned # 2: Reading her books ...

    This is by far my favorite book ever! I started this knowing how much I enjoyed Gone Girl and when I got started with this I couldn't put it down. My soul bonded to this book from the first word. Page turner and an unforgettable ride. A hell of a ride. The movie is just as good and I c...

    4.5 stars . *breathes deeply* What a ride! Finally a mystery that keeps its appeal intact after the first 50% and does not make me roll my eyes all duh! like in the end. Let's see why, shall we? ? Highly recommended if you can stomach the depression. *...

    Well. I can't really say that I liked this book. None of the characters are likable, including the main character. Libby Day's family was killed by her brother when she was 7. By the time she hits 30, she's still 7 inside, her inner growth stunted by the tragedy. She can barely take ca...

  • Kemper
    Jun 25, 2010

    ?I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ. Slit me at my belly and it might slide out, meaty and dark, drop on the floor so you could stomp on it.? I highly recommend reading this whilst sitting in the sun with plenty of happy people around you (as I did) - that way you can...

    I loved the writing style and the characterization so much--Gillian Flynn is a fantastic author! And I was so hooked by the mystery right away, I just flew through this book. Toward the end I did feel like we lost a little steam, but all the twists and revelations still kept things int...

    i was not a lovable child, and i'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs. gillian flynn sure does love writing about horrible people doing horrible things.and i sure do love reading about them. especially because she isn't ...

    *4.5 Stars* Gillian Flynn scares me. But 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?...

    As seen on The Readventurer Seriously, 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 then. Libby Day is a sole survivor of...

    {BR with Scarlet} "The truly frightening flaw in humanity is our capacity for cruelty - we all have it." I have no emotions left. This is a book that will stay with me forever. It left me speechless in different ways, with pretty intense emotions from a...

    Gillian Flynn's first novel, Sharp Objects, was interestingly disturbing; in fact, it walked a razor-thin line between "Huh, you certainly don't read that every day" and "Gillian Flynn has some serrrriiiious issues and I'm a little bit afraid of her". I wasn't sure whether I respected ...

    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 crime/mystery be as good as, say, Thomas Hardy or Alice Munro? Apples and oranges. But I just finished this about five minutes ago, and it m...

    I have now officially read all of Gillian Flynn's books, and I really enjoyed this one! The story and the characters were so twisted, and the last hour or so of the audiobook was insaaaane. ...

    As someone who grew up in rural Kansas and has lived in the suburbs of Kansas City for the last fourteen years, I made my peace long ago with the fact that I don?t reside in one of the hip places on the map. The only Kansas based things that have worked their way into popular culture...

  • Alejandro
    Jul 29, 2014

    ?I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ. Slit me at my belly and it might slide out, meaty and dark, drop on the floor so you could stomp on it.? I highly recommend reading this whilst sitting in the sun with plenty of happy people around you (as I did) - that way you can...

    I loved the writing style and the characterization so much--Gillian Flynn is a fantastic author! And I was so hooked by the mystery right away, I just flew through this book. Toward the end I did feel like we lost a little steam, but all the twists and revelations still kept things int...

    i was not a lovable child, and i'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs. gillian flynn sure does love writing about horrible people doing horrible things.and i sure do love reading about them. especially because she isn't ...

    *4.5 Stars* Gillian Flynn scares me. But 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?...

    As seen on The Readventurer Seriously, 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 then. Libby Day is a sole survivor of...

    {BR with Scarlet} "The truly frightening flaw in humanity is our capacity for cruelty - we all have it." I have no emotions left. This is a book that will stay with me forever. It left me speechless in different ways, with pretty intense emotions from a...

    Gillian Flynn's first novel, Sharp Objects, was interestingly disturbing; in fact, it walked a razor-thin line between "Huh, you certainly don't read that every day" and "Gillian Flynn has some serrrriiiious issues and I'm a little bit afraid of her". I wasn't sure whether I respected ...

    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 crime/mystery be as good as, say, Thomas Hardy or Alice Munro? Apples and oranges. But I just finished this about five minutes ago, and it m...

    I have now officially read all of Gillian Flynn's books, and I really enjoyed this one! The story and the characters were so twisted, and the last hour or so of the audiobook was insaaaane. ...

    As someone who grew up in rural Kansas and has lived in the suburbs of Kansas City for the last fourteen years, I made my peace long ago with the fact that I don?t reside in one of the hip places on the map. The only Kansas based things that have worked their way into popular culture...

    Gripping and entertained! DAYS GO BY You gotta believe in something, right? Everyone has their thing. This is my second novel by Gillian Flynn, and now I am realizing that I have been reading them backwards, I mean in the opposite publishing order, but this has been du...

  • Terry
    Jul 05, 2009

    ?I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ. Slit me at my belly and it might slide out, meaty and dark, drop on the floor so you could stomp on it.? I highly recommend reading this whilst sitting in the sun with plenty of happy people around you (as I did) - that way you can...

    I loved the writing style and the characterization so much--Gillian Flynn is a fantastic author! And I was so hooked by the mystery right away, I just flew through this book. Toward the end I did feel like we lost a little steam, but all the twists and revelations still kept things int...

    i was not a lovable child, and i'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs. gillian flynn sure does love writing about horrible people doing horrible things.and i sure do love reading about them. especially because she isn't ...

    *4.5 Stars* Gillian Flynn scares me. But 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?...

    As seen on The Readventurer Seriously, 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 then. Libby Day is a sole survivor of...

    {BR with Scarlet} "The truly frightening flaw in humanity is our capacity for cruelty - we all have it." I have no emotions left. This is a book that will stay with me forever. It left me speechless in different ways, with pretty intense emotions from a...

    Gillian Flynn's first novel, Sharp Objects, was interestingly disturbing; in fact, it walked a razor-thin line between "Huh, you certainly don't read that every day" and "Gillian Flynn has some serrrriiiious issues and I'm a little bit afraid of her". I wasn't sure whether I respected ...

  • Sue Bridehead (A Pseudonym)
    Jun 06, 2009

    ?I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ. Slit me at my belly and it might slide out, meaty and dark, drop on the floor so you could stomp on it.? I highly recommend reading this whilst sitting in the sun with plenty of happy people around you (as I did) - that way you can...

    I loved the writing style and the characterization so much--Gillian Flynn is a fantastic author! And I was so hooked by the mystery right away, I just flew through this book. Toward the end I did feel like we lost a little steam, but all the twists and revelations still kept things int...

    i was not a lovable child, and i'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs. gillian flynn sure does love writing about horrible people doing horrible things.and i sure do love reading about them. especially because she isn't ...

    *4.5 Stars* Gillian Flynn scares me. But 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?...

    As seen on The Readventurer Seriously, 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 then. Libby Day is a sole survivor of...

    {BR with Scarlet} "The truly frightening flaw in humanity is our capacity for cruelty - we all have it." I have no emotions left. This is a book that will stay with me forever. It left me speechless in different ways, with pretty intense emotions from a...

    Gillian Flynn's first novel, Sharp Objects, was interestingly disturbing; in fact, it walked a razor-thin line between "Huh, you certainly don't read that every day" and "Gillian Flynn has some serrrriiiious issues and I'm a little bit afraid of her". I wasn't sure whether I respected ...

    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 crime/mystery be as good as, say, Thomas Hardy or Alice Munro? Apples and oranges. But I just finished this about five minutes ago, and it m...

  • Dan Schwent
    Sep 04, 2014

    ?I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ. Slit me at my belly and it might slide out, meaty and dark, drop on the floor so you could stomp on it.? I highly recommend reading this whilst sitting in the sun with plenty of happy people around you (as I did) - that way you can...

    I loved the writing style and the characterization so much--Gillian Flynn is a fantastic author! And I was so hooked by the mystery right away, I just flew through this book. Toward the end I did feel like we lost a little steam, but all the twists and revelations still kept things int...

    i was not a lovable child, and i'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs. gillian flynn sure does love writing about horrible people doing horrible things.and i sure do love reading about them. especially because she isn't ...

    *4.5 Stars* Gillian Flynn scares me. But 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?...

    As seen on The Readventurer Seriously, 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 then. Libby Day is a sole survivor of...

    {BR with Scarlet} "The truly frightening flaw in humanity is our capacity for cruelty - we all have it." I have no emotions left. This is a book that will stay with me forever. It left me speechless in different ways, with pretty intense emotions from a...

    Gillian Flynn's first novel, Sharp Objects, was interestingly disturbing; in fact, it walked a razor-thin line between "Huh, you certainly don't read that every day" and "Gillian Flynn has some serrrriiiious issues and I'm a little bit afraid of her". I wasn't sure whether I respected ...

    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 crime/mystery be as good as, say, Thomas Hardy or Alice Munro? Apples and oranges. But I just finished this about five minutes ago, and it m...

    I have now officially read all of Gillian Flynn's books, and I really enjoyed this one! The story and the characters were so twisted, and the last hour or so of the audiobook was insaaaane. ...

    As someone who grew up in rural Kansas and has lived in the suburbs of Kansas City for the last fourteen years, I made my peace long ago with the fact that I don?t reside in one of the hip places on the map. The only Kansas based things that have worked their way into popular culture...

    Gripping and entertained! DAYS GO BY You gotta believe in something, right? Everyone has their thing. This is my second novel by Gillian Flynn, and now I am realizing that I have been reading them backwards, I mean in the opposite publishing order, but this has been du...

    When person or persons unknown murdered her entire family, seven year old Libby Day managed to escape and fingered her brother Ben as the killer. Now, decades later, she's dysfunctional and nearly penniless, and after meeting some true crime enthusiasts, isn't so sure her brother was t...

  • Tatiana
    Jul 21, 2009

    ?I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ. Slit me at my belly and it might slide out, meaty and dark, drop on the floor so you could stomp on it.? I highly recommend reading this whilst sitting in the sun with plenty of happy people around you (as I did) - that way you can...

    I loved the writing style and the characterization so much--Gillian Flynn is a fantastic author! And I was so hooked by the mystery right away, I just flew through this book. Toward the end I did feel like we lost a little steam, but all the twists and revelations still kept things int...

    i was not a lovable child, and i'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs. gillian flynn sure does love writing about horrible people doing horrible things.and i sure do love reading about them. especially because she isn't ...

    *4.5 Stars* Gillian Flynn scares me. But 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?...

    As seen on The Readventurer Seriously, 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 then. Libby Day is a sole survivor of...

  • Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker  Queen of the Undead
    Mar 19, 2011

    ?I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ. Slit me at my belly and it might slide out, meaty and dark, drop on the floor so you could stomp on it.? I highly recommend reading this whilst sitting in the sun with plenty of happy people around you (as I did) - that way you can...

    I loved the writing style and the characterization so much--Gillian Flynn is a fantastic author! And I was so hooked by the mystery right away, I just flew through this book. Toward the end I did feel like we lost a little steam, but all the twists and revelations still kept things int...

    i was not a lovable child, and i'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs. gillian flynn sure does love writing about horrible people doing horrible things.and i sure do love reading about them. especially because she isn't ...

    *4.5 Stars* Gillian Flynn scares me. But 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?...

    As seen on The Readventurer Seriously, 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 then. Libby Day is a sole survivor of...

    {BR with Scarlet} "The truly frightening flaw in humanity is our capacity for cruelty - we all have it." I have no emotions left. This is a book that will stay with me forever. It left me speechless in different ways, with pretty intense emotions from a...

    Gillian Flynn's first novel, Sharp Objects, was interestingly disturbing; in fact, it walked a razor-thin line between "Huh, you certainly don't read that every day" and "Gillian Flynn has some serrrriiiious issues and I'm a little bit afraid of her". I wasn't sure whether I respected ...

    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 crime/mystery be as good as, say, Thomas Hardy or Alice Munro? Apples and oranges. But I just finished this about five minutes ago, and it m...

    I have now officially read all of Gillian Flynn's books, and I really enjoyed this one! The story and the characters were so twisted, and the last hour or so of the audiobook was insaaaane. ...

    As someone who grew up in rural Kansas and has lived in the suburbs of Kansas City for the last fourteen years, I made my peace long ago with the fact that I don?t reside in one of the hip places on the map. The only Kansas based things that have worked their way into popular culture...

    Gripping and entertained! DAYS GO BY You gotta believe in something, right? Everyone has their thing. This is my second novel by Gillian Flynn, and now I am realizing that I have been reading them backwards, I mean in the opposite publishing order, but this has been du...

    When person or persons unknown murdered her entire family, seven year old Libby Day managed to escape and fingered her brother Ben as the killer. Now, decades later, she's dysfunctional and nearly penniless, and after meeting some true crime enthusiasts, isn't so sure her brother was t...

    Lesson learned # 1: Gillian Flynn is excellent at creating unpleasant characters and disturbing situations. ?I was not a lovable child, and I'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. Draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs.? Lesson learned # 2: Reading her books ...

    This is by far my favorite book ever! I started this knowing how much I enjoyed Gone Girl and when I got started with this I couldn't put it down. My soul bonded to this book from the first word. Page turner and an unforgettable ride. A hell of a ride. The movie is just as good and I c...

    4.5 stars . *breathes deeply* What a ride! Finally a mystery that keeps its appeal intact after the first 50% and does not make me roll my eyes all duh! like in the end. Let's see why, shall we? ? Highly recommended if you can stomach the depression. *...

    Well. I can't really say that I liked this book. None of the characters are likable, including the main character. Libby Day's family was killed by her brother when she was 7. By the time she hits 30, she's still 7 inside, her inner growth stunted by the tragedy. She can barely take ca...

    This book was insaaaaane. But so so good. Dark Places was my first Gillian Flynn book (though I have seen the Gone Girl movie) but I fully plan on picking up her other books now. It?s the kind of novel that makes you question what on earth we humans can come up with. I kept wonder...

    Dark Places is a masterpiece, composed of troubled characters,disturbing deeds and buried secrets.For me, it wasn't as good as Gone Girl or Sharp Objects but it still managed to be a fantastic mystery, full of suspense and tragedy.Gillian Flynn takes a similar route with her characters...

    I didn?t like Gone Girl, which I though started quite well but went rapidly down hill from half way. So I approached this one with caution. I shouldn?t have worried though; I could tell from the start this was going to be right up my alley. Libby is a lazy kleptomaniac who is livi...

    Back in 2012 and early 2013, I remember hearing a lot about a baseball player named Mike Trout. Being a Cubs fan (see: suffering), I didn't get many chances to watch the Angels since they play late at night, and for me that's prime writing time. But my son and I got the opportunity...

    I read Dark Places waaaaaaaay before I ever thought about writing giffy reviews for a hobby. That ?splains why there?s always just been my 4 Star rating sitting here with no picture book accompaniment. But I live where this book takes place and I?m familiar with the landmarks an...

    "I was not a lovable child, and I'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. Draw a picture of my soul and it'd be a scribble with fangs." Flynn has a gift for creating absolutely despicable characters that you can't help but sympathize with. Everyone in this book is horrible,...

    ?I was not a lovable child, and I'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. Draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs.? Gillian Flynn, Dark Places Gillian Flynn is the MUTHA of all domestic noir. She's my spirit animal. I feel defensive about her books, I think s...

    Other Reviewers mentioned they didn't like Libby! How can you NOT love Libby. She's emotionally troubled, selfish, lazy, angry and does not want to love anyone including herself. She is exactly how you would expect someone to be when your entire family is butchered while you are hiding...

  • Raeleen Lemay
    May 01, 2013

    ?I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ. Slit me at my belly and it might slide out, meaty and dark, drop on the floor so you could stomp on it.? I highly recommend reading this whilst sitting in the sun with plenty of happy people around you (as I did) - that way you can...

    I loved the writing style and the characterization so much--Gillian Flynn is a fantastic author! And I was so hooked by the mystery right away, I just flew through this book. Toward the end I did feel like we lost a little steam, but all the twists and revelations still kept things int...

    i was not a lovable child, and i'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs. gillian flynn sure does love writing about horrible people doing horrible things.and i sure do love reading about them. especially because she isn't ...

    *4.5 Stars* Gillian Flynn scares me. But 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?...

    As seen on The Readventurer Seriously, 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 then. Libby Day is a sole survivor of...

    {BR with Scarlet} "The truly frightening flaw in humanity is our capacity for cruelty - we all have it." I have no emotions left. This is a book that will stay with me forever. It left me speechless in different ways, with pretty intense emotions from a...

    Gillian Flynn's first novel, Sharp Objects, was interestingly disturbing; in fact, it walked a razor-thin line between "Huh, you certainly don't read that every day" and "Gillian Flynn has some serrrriiiious issues and I'm a little bit afraid of her". I wasn't sure whether I respected ...

    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 crime/mystery be as good as, say, Thomas Hardy or Alice Munro? Apples and oranges. But I just finished this about five minutes ago, and it m...

    I have now officially read all of Gillian Flynn's books, and I really enjoyed this one! The story and the characters were so twisted, and the last hour or so of the audiobook was insaaaane. ...

  • Nataliya
    Sep 22, 2014

    ?I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ. Slit me at my belly and it might slide out, meaty and dark, drop on the floor so you could stomp on it.? I highly recommend reading this whilst sitting in the sun with plenty of happy people around you (as I did) - that way you can...

    I loved the writing style and the characterization so much--Gillian Flynn is a fantastic author! And I was so hooked by the mystery right away, I just flew through this book. Toward the end I did feel like we lost a little steam, but all the twists and revelations still kept things int...

    i was not a lovable child, and i'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs. gillian flynn sure does love writing about horrible people doing horrible things.and i sure do love reading about them. especially because she isn't ...

    *4.5 Stars* Gillian Flynn scares me. But 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?...

    As seen on The Readventurer Seriously, 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 then. Libby Day is a sole survivor of...

    {BR with Scarlet} "The truly frightening flaw in humanity is our capacity for cruelty - we all have it." I have no emotions left. This is a book that will stay with me forever. It left me speechless in different ways, with pretty intense emotions from a...

    Gillian Flynn's first novel, Sharp Objects, was interestingly disturbing; in fact, it walked a razor-thin line between "Huh, you certainly don't read that every day" and "Gillian Flynn has some serrrriiiious issues and I'm a little bit afraid of her". I wasn't sure whether I respected ...

    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 crime/mystery be as good as, say, Thomas Hardy or Alice Munro? Apples and oranges. But I just finished this about five minutes ago, and it m...

    I have now officially read all of Gillian Flynn's books, and I really enjoyed this one! The story and the characters were so twisted, and the last hour or so of the audiobook was insaaaane. ...

    As someone who grew up in rural Kansas and has lived in the suburbs of Kansas City for the last fourteen years, I made my peace long ago with the fact that I don?t reside in one of the hip places on the map. The only Kansas based things that have worked their way into popular culture...

    Gripping and entertained! DAYS GO BY You gotta believe in something, right? Everyone has their thing. This is my second novel by Gillian Flynn, and now I am realizing that I have been reading them backwards, I mean in the opposite publishing order, but this has been du...

    When person or persons unknown murdered her entire family, seven year old Libby Day managed to escape and fingered her brother Ben as the killer. Now, decades later, she's dysfunctional and nearly penniless, and after meeting some true crime enthusiasts, isn't so sure her brother was t...

    Lesson learned # 1: Gillian Flynn is excellent at creating unpleasant characters and disturbing situations. ?I was not a lovable child, and I'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. Draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs.? Lesson learned # 2: Reading her books ...

  • Jonathan Janz
    Mar 16, 2015

    ?I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ. Slit me at my belly and it might slide out, meaty and dark, drop on the floor so you could stomp on it.? I highly recommend reading this whilst sitting in the sun with plenty of happy people around you (as I did) - that way you can...

    I loved the writing style and the characterization so much--Gillian Flynn is a fantastic author! And I was so hooked by the mystery right away, I just flew through this book. Toward the end I did feel like we lost a little steam, but all the twists and revelations still kept things int...

    i was not a lovable child, and i'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs. gillian flynn sure does love writing about horrible people doing horrible things.and i sure do love reading about them. especially because she isn't ...

    *4.5 Stars* Gillian Flynn scares me. But 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?...

    As seen on The Readventurer Seriously, 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 then. Libby Day is a sole survivor of...

    {BR with Scarlet} "The truly frightening flaw in humanity is our capacity for cruelty - we all have it." I have no emotions left. This is a book that will stay with me forever. It left me speechless in different ways, with pretty intense emotions from a...

    Gillian Flynn's first novel, Sharp Objects, was interestingly disturbing; in fact, it walked a razor-thin line between "Huh, you certainly don't read that every day" and "Gillian Flynn has some serrrriiiious issues and I'm a little bit afraid of her". I wasn't sure whether I respected ...

    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 crime/mystery be as good as, say, Thomas Hardy or Alice Munro? Apples and oranges. But I just finished this about five minutes ago, and it m...

    I have now officially read all of Gillian Flynn's books, and I really enjoyed this one! The story and the characters were so twisted, and the last hour or so of the audiobook was insaaaane. ...

    As someone who grew up in rural Kansas and has lived in the suburbs of Kansas City for the last fourteen years, I made my peace long ago with the fact that I don?t reside in one of the hip places on the map. The only Kansas based things that have worked their way into popular culture...

    Gripping and entertained! DAYS GO BY You gotta believe in something, right? Everyone has their thing. This is my second novel by Gillian Flynn, and now I am realizing that I have been reading them backwards, I mean in the opposite publishing order, but this has been du...

    When person or persons unknown murdered her entire family, seven year old Libby Day managed to escape and fingered her brother Ben as the killer. Now, decades later, she's dysfunctional and nearly penniless, and after meeting some true crime enthusiasts, isn't so sure her brother was t...

    Lesson learned # 1: Gillian Flynn is excellent at creating unpleasant characters and disturbing situations. ?I was not a lovable child, and I'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. Draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs.? Lesson learned # 2: Reading her books ...

    This is by far my favorite book ever! I started this knowing how much I enjoyed Gone Girl and when I got started with this I couldn't put it down. My soul bonded to this book from the first word. Page turner and an unforgettable ride. A hell of a ride. The movie is just as good and I c...

    4.5 stars . *breathes deeply* What a ride! Finally a mystery that keeps its appeal intact after the first 50% and does not make me roll my eyes all duh! like in the end. Let's see why, shall we? ? Highly recommended if you can stomach the depression. *...

    Well. I can't really say that I liked this book. None of the characters are likable, including the main character. Libby Day's family was killed by her brother when she was 7. By the time she hits 30, she's still 7 inside, her inner growth stunted by the tragedy. She can barely take ca...

    This book was insaaaaane. But so so good. Dark Places was my first Gillian Flynn book (though I have seen the Gone Girl movie) but I fully plan on picking up her other books now. It?s the kind of novel that makes you question what on earth we humans can come up with. I kept wonder...

    Dark Places is a masterpiece, composed of troubled characters,disturbing deeds and buried secrets.For me, it wasn't as good as Gone Girl or Sharp Objects but it still managed to be a fantastic mystery, full of suspense and tragedy.Gillian Flynn takes a similar route with her characters...

    I didn?t like Gone Girl, which I though started quite well but went rapidly down hill from half way. So I approached this one with caution. I shouldn?t have worried though; I could tell from the start this was going to be right up my alley. Libby is a lazy kleptomaniac who is livi...

    Back in 2012 and early 2013, I remember hearing a lot about a baseball player named Mike Trout. Being a Cubs fan (see: suffering), I didn't get many chances to watch the Angels since they play late at night, and for me that's prime writing time. But my son and I got the opportunity...

  • Emily May
    Jun 29, 2012

    ?I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ. Slit me at my belly and it might slide out, meaty and dark, drop on the floor so you could stomp on it.? I highly recommend reading this whilst sitting in the sun with plenty of happy people around you (as I did) - that way you can...

  • Kat O'Keeffe
    Aug 09, 2015

    ?I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ. Slit me at my belly and it might slide out, meaty and dark, drop on the floor so you could stomp on it.? I highly recommend reading this whilst sitting in the sun with plenty of happy people around you (as I did) - that way you can...

    I loved the writing style and the characterization so much--Gillian Flynn is a fantastic author! And I was so hooked by the mystery right away, I just flew through this book. Toward the end I did feel like we lost a little steam, but all the twists and revelations still kept things int...

  • Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister
    Apr 02, 2014

    ?I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ. Slit me at my belly and it might slide out, meaty and dark, drop on the floor so you could stomp on it.? I highly recommend reading this whilst sitting in the sun with plenty of happy people around you (as I did) - that way you can...

    I loved the writing style and the characterization so much--Gillian Flynn is a fantastic author! And I was so hooked by the mystery right away, I just flew through this book. Toward the end I did feel like we lost a little steam, but all the twists and revelations still kept things int...

    i was not a lovable child, and i'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs. gillian flynn sure does love writing about horrible people doing horrible things.and i sure do love reading about them. especially because she isn't ...

    *4.5 Stars* Gillian Flynn scares me. But 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?...

  • Robert
    Apr 19, 2014

    ?I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ. Slit me at my belly and it might slide out, meaty and dark, drop on the floor so you could stomp on it.? I highly recommend reading this whilst sitting in the sun with plenty of happy people around you (as I did) - that way you can...

    I loved the writing style and the characterization so much--Gillian Flynn is a fantastic author! And I was so hooked by the mystery right away, I just flew through this book. Toward the end I did feel like we lost a little steam, but all the twists and revelations still kept things int...

    i was not a lovable child, and i'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs. gillian flynn sure does love writing about horrible people doing horrible things.and i sure do love reading about them. especially because she isn't ...

    *4.5 Stars* Gillian Flynn scares me. But 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?...

    As seen on The Readventurer Seriously, 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 then. Libby Day is a sole survivor of...

    {BR with Scarlet} "The truly frightening flaw in humanity is our capacity for cruelty - we all have it." I have no emotions left. This is a book that will stay with me forever. It left me speechless in different ways, with pretty intense emotions from a...

    Gillian Flynn's first novel, Sharp Objects, was interestingly disturbing; in fact, it walked a razor-thin line between "Huh, you certainly don't read that every day" and "Gillian Flynn has some serrrriiiious issues and I'm a little bit afraid of her". I wasn't sure whether I respected ...

    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 crime/mystery be as good as, say, Thomas Hardy or Alice Munro? Apples and oranges. But I just finished this about five minutes ago, and it m...

    I have now officially read all of Gillian Flynn's books, and I really enjoyed this one! The story and the characters were so twisted, and the last hour or so of the audiobook was insaaaane. ...

    As someone who grew up in rural Kansas and has lived in the suburbs of Kansas City for the last fourteen years, I made my peace long ago with the fact that I don?t reside in one of the hip places on the map. The only Kansas based things that have worked their way into popular culture...

    Gripping and entertained! DAYS GO BY You gotta believe in something, right? Everyone has their thing. This is my second novel by Gillian Flynn, and now I am realizing that I have been reading them backwards, I mean in the opposite publishing order, but this has been du...

    When person or persons unknown murdered her entire family, seven year old Libby Day managed to escape and fingered her brother Ben as the killer. Now, decades later, she's dysfunctional and nearly penniless, and after meeting some true crime enthusiasts, isn't so sure her brother was t...

    Lesson learned # 1: Gillian Flynn is excellent at creating unpleasant characters and disturbing situations. ?I was not a lovable child, and I'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. Draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs.? Lesson learned # 2: Reading her books ...

    This is by far my favorite book ever! I started this knowing how much I enjoyed Gone Girl and when I got started with this I couldn't put it down. My soul bonded to this book from the first word. Page turner and an unforgettable ride. A hell of a ride. The movie is just as good and I c...

    4.5 stars . *breathes deeply* What a ride! Finally a mystery that keeps its appeal intact after the first 50% and does not make me roll my eyes all duh! like in the end. Let's see why, shall we? ? Highly recommended if you can stomach the depression. *...

    Well. I can't really say that I liked this book. None of the characters are likable, including the main character. Libby Day's family was killed by her brother when she was 7. By the time she hits 30, she's still 7 inside, her inner growth stunted by the tragedy. She can barely take ca...

    This book was insaaaaane. But so so good. Dark Places was my first Gillian Flynn book (though I have seen the Gone Girl movie) but I fully plan on picking up her other books now. It?s the kind of novel that makes you question what on earth we humans can come up with. I kept wonder...

    Dark Places is a masterpiece, composed of troubled characters,disturbing deeds and buried secrets.For me, it wasn't as good as Gone Girl or Sharp Objects but it still managed to be a fantastic mystery, full of suspense and tragedy.Gillian Flynn takes a similar route with her characters...

    I didn?t like Gone Girl, which I though started quite well but went rapidly down hill from half way. So I approached this one with caution. I shouldn?t have worried though; I could tell from the start this was going to be right up my alley. Libby is a lazy kleptomaniac who is livi...

    Back in 2012 and early 2013, I remember hearing a lot about a baseball player named Mike Trout. Being a Cubs fan (see: suffering), I didn't get many chances to watch the Angels since they play late at night, and for me that's prime writing time. But my son and I got the opportunity...

    I read Dark Places waaaaaaaay before I ever thought about writing giffy reviews for a hobby. That ?splains why there?s always just been my 4 Star rating sitting here with no picture book accompaniment. But I live where this book takes place and I?m familiar with the landmarks an...

    "I was not a lovable child, and I'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. Draw a picture of my soul and it'd be a scribble with fangs." Flynn has a gift for creating absolutely despicable characters that you can't help but sympathize with. Everyone in this book is horrible,...

    ?I was not a lovable child, and I'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. Draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs.? Gillian Flynn, Dark Places Gillian Flynn is the MUTHA of all domestic noir. She's my spirit animal. I feel defensive about her books, I think s...

    Other Reviewers mentioned they didn't like Libby! How can you NOT love Libby. She's emotionally troubled, selfish, lazy, angry and does not want to love anyone including herself. She is exactly how you would expect someone to be when your entire family is butchered while you are hiding...

    Meh. Well, unfortunately this wasn't the page turner Gone Girl was for me. The most interesting thing about this book in my opinion was Libby's character. Where Gone Girl started out slow and then got really good, this one started out amazing and then went flat. I do like that Gi...

    I randomly decided to listen to this because I wanted to watch the movie. It turned out to be a fascinating, yet disturbing mystery read. I couldn't stop listening, and came to care for these messed up characters. If you enjoy mysteries and thrillers, this is a must read. However, be w...

    Gillian Flynn scares the shit out of me. Whilst this is nothing more than pure conjecture, it wouldn?t surprise me to learn she was a serial killer in a former life, or that she stabs bunnies and kittens and hamsters and toy poodles during her spare time (for research purposes). Sure...

  • Andrew Smith
    Feb 09, 2016

    ?I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ. Slit me at my belly and it might slide out, meaty and dark, drop on the floor so you could stomp on it.? I highly recommend reading this whilst sitting in the sun with plenty of happy people around you (as I did) - that way you can...

    I loved the writing style and the characterization so much--Gillian Flynn is a fantastic author! And I was so hooked by the mystery right away, I just flew through this book. Toward the end I did feel like we lost a little steam, but all the twists and revelations still kept things int...

    i was not a lovable child, and i'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs. gillian flynn sure does love writing about horrible people doing horrible things.and i sure do love reading about them. especially because she isn't ...

    *4.5 Stars* Gillian Flynn scares me. But 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?...

    As seen on The Readventurer Seriously, 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 then. Libby Day is a sole survivor of...

    {BR with Scarlet} "The truly frightening flaw in humanity is our capacity for cruelty - we all have it." I have no emotions left. This is a book that will stay with me forever. It left me speechless in different ways, with pretty intense emotions from a...

    Gillian Flynn's first novel, Sharp Objects, was interestingly disturbing; in fact, it walked a razor-thin line between "Huh, you certainly don't read that every day" and "Gillian Flynn has some serrrriiiious issues and I'm a little bit afraid of her". I wasn't sure whether I respected ...

    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 crime/mystery be as good as, say, Thomas Hardy or Alice Munro? Apples and oranges. But I just finished this about five minutes ago, and it m...

    I have now officially read all of Gillian Flynn's books, and I really enjoyed this one! The story and the characters were so twisted, and the last hour or so of the audiobook was insaaaane. ...

    As someone who grew up in rural Kansas and has lived in the suburbs of Kansas City for the last fourteen years, I made my peace long ago with the fact that I don?t reside in one of the hip places on the map. The only Kansas based things that have worked their way into popular culture...

    Gripping and entertained! DAYS GO BY You gotta believe in something, right? Everyone has their thing. This is my second novel by Gillian Flynn, and now I am realizing that I have been reading them backwards, I mean in the opposite publishing order, but this has been du...

    When person or persons unknown murdered her entire family, seven year old Libby Day managed to escape and fingered her brother Ben as the killer. Now, decades later, she's dysfunctional and nearly penniless, and after meeting some true crime enthusiasts, isn't so sure her brother was t...

    Lesson learned # 1: Gillian Flynn is excellent at creating unpleasant characters and disturbing situations. ?I was not a lovable child, and I'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. Draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs.? Lesson learned # 2: Reading her books ...

    This is by far my favorite book ever! I started this knowing how much I enjoyed Gone Girl and when I got started with this I couldn't put it down. My soul bonded to this book from the first word. Page turner and an unforgettable ride. A hell of a ride. The movie is just as good and I c...

    4.5 stars . *breathes deeply* What a ride! Finally a mystery that keeps its appeal intact after the first 50% and does not make me roll my eyes all duh! like in the end. Let's see why, shall we? ? Highly recommended if you can stomach the depression. *...

    Well. I can't really say that I liked this book. None of the characters are likable, including the main character. Libby Day's family was killed by her brother when she was 7. By the time she hits 30, she's still 7 inside, her inner growth stunted by the tragedy. She can barely take ca...

    This book was insaaaaane. But so so good. Dark Places was my first Gillian Flynn book (though I have seen the Gone Girl movie) but I fully plan on picking up her other books now. It?s the kind of novel that makes you question what on earth we humans can come up with. I kept wonder...

    Dark Places is a masterpiece, composed of troubled characters,disturbing deeds and buried secrets.For me, it wasn't as good as Gone Girl or Sharp Objects but it still managed to be a fantastic mystery, full of suspense and tragedy.Gillian Flynn takes a similar route with her characters...

    I didn?t like Gone Girl, which I though started quite well but went rapidly down hill from half way. So I approached this one with caution. I shouldn?t have worried though; I could tell from the start this was going to be right up my alley. Libby is a lazy kleptomaniac who is livi...

  • Natalie Monroe
    Nov 17, 2014

    ?I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ. Slit me at my belly and it might slide out, meaty and dark, drop on the floor so you could stomp on it.? I highly recommend reading this whilst sitting in the sun with plenty of happy people around you (as I did) - that way you can...

    I loved the writing style and the characterization so much--Gillian Flynn is a fantastic author! And I was so hooked by the mystery right away, I just flew through this book. Toward the end I did feel like we lost a little steam, but all the twists and revelations still kept things int...

    i was not a lovable child, and i'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs. gillian flynn sure does love writing about horrible people doing horrible things.and i sure do love reading about them. especially because she isn't ...

    *4.5 Stars* Gillian Flynn scares me. But 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?...

    As seen on The Readventurer Seriously, 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 then. Libby Day is a sole survivor of...

    {BR with Scarlet} "The truly frightening flaw in humanity is our capacity for cruelty - we all have it." I have no emotions left. This is a book that will stay with me forever. It left me speechless in different ways, with pretty intense emotions from a...

    Gillian Flynn's first novel, Sharp Objects, was interestingly disturbing; in fact, it walked a razor-thin line between "Huh, you certainly don't read that every day" and "Gillian Flynn has some serrrriiiious issues and I'm a little bit afraid of her". I wasn't sure whether I respected ...

    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 crime/mystery be as good as, say, Thomas Hardy or Alice Munro? Apples and oranges. But I just finished this about five minutes ago, and it m...

    I have now officially read all of Gillian Flynn's books, and I really enjoyed this one! The story and the characters were so twisted, and the last hour or so of the audiobook was insaaaane. ...

    As someone who grew up in rural Kansas and has lived in the suburbs of Kansas City for the last fourteen years, I made my peace long ago with the fact that I don?t reside in one of the hip places on the map. The only Kansas based things that have worked their way into popular culture...

    Gripping and entertained! DAYS GO BY You gotta believe in something, right? Everyone has their thing. This is my second novel by Gillian Flynn, and now I am realizing that I have been reading them backwards, I mean in the opposite publishing order, but this has been du...

    When person or persons unknown murdered her entire family, seven year old Libby Day managed to escape and fingered her brother Ben as the killer. Now, decades later, she's dysfunctional and nearly penniless, and after meeting some true crime enthusiasts, isn't so sure her brother was t...

    Lesson learned # 1: Gillian Flynn is excellent at creating unpleasant characters and disturbing situations. ?I was not a lovable child, and I'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. Draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs.? Lesson learned # 2: Reading her books ...

    This is by far my favorite book ever! I started this knowing how much I enjoyed Gone Girl and when I got started with this I couldn't put it down. My soul bonded to this book from the first word. Page turner and an unforgettable ride. A hell of a ride. The movie is just as good and I c...

    4.5 stars . *breathes deeply* What a ride! Finally a mystery that keeps its appeal intact after the first 50% and does not make me roll my eyes all duh! like in the end. Let's see why, shall we? ? Highly recommended if you can stomach the depression. *...

    Well. I can't really say that I liked this book. None of the characters are likable, including the main character. Libby Day's family was killed by her brother when she was 7. By the time she hits 30, she's still 7 inside, her inner growth stunted by the tragedy. She can barely take ca...

    This book was insaaaaane. But so so good. Dark Places was my first Gillian Flynn book (though I have seen the Gone Girl movie) but I fully plan on picking up her other books now. It?s the kind of novel that makes you question what on earth we humans can come up with. I kept wonder...

    Dark Places is a masterpiece, composed of troubled characters,disturbing deeds and buried secrets.For me, it wasn't as good as Gone Girl or Sharp Objects but it still managed to be a fantastic mystery, full of suspense and tragedy.Gillian Flynn takes a similar route with her characters...

    I didn?t like Gone Girl, which I though started quite well but went rapidly down hill from half way. So I approached this one with caution. I shouldn?t have worried though; I could tell from the start this was going to be right up my alley. Libby is a lazy kleptomaniac who is livi...

    Back in 2012 and early 2013, I remember hearing a lot about a baseball player named Mike Trout. Being a Cubs fan (see: suffering), I didn't get many chances to watch the Angels since they play late at night, and for me that's prime writing time. But my son and I got the opportunity...

    I read Dark Places waaaaaaaay before I ever thought about writing giffy reviews for a hobby. That ?splains why there?s always just been my 4 Star rating sitting here with no picture book accompaniment. But I live where this book takes place and I?m familiar with the landmarks an...

    "I was not a lovable child, and I'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. Draw a picture of my soul and it'd be a scribble with fangs." Flynn has a gift for creating absolutely despicable characters that you can't help but sympathize with. Everyone in this book is horrible,...

  • Kassidy
    Apr 26, 2016

    ?I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ. Slit me at my belly and it might slide out, meaty and dark, drop on the floor so you could stomp on it.? I highly recommend reading this whilst sitting in the sun with plenty of happy people around you (as I did) - that way you can...

    I loved the writing style and the characterization so much--Gillian Flynn is a fantastic author! And I was so hooked by the mystery right away, I just flew through this book. Toward the end I did feel like we lost a little steam, but all the twists and revelations still kept things int...

    i was not a lovable child, and i'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs. gillian flynn sure does love writing about horrible people doing horrible things.and i sure do love reading about them. especially because she isn't ...

    *4.5 Stars* Gillian Flynn scares me. But 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?...

    As seen on The Readventurer Seriously, 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 then. Libby Day is a sole survivor of...

    {BR with Scarlet} "The truly frightening flaw in humanity is our capacity for cruelty - we all have it." I have no emotions left. This is a book that will stay with me forever. It left me speechless in different ways, with pretty intense emotions from a...

    Gillian Flynn's first novel, Sharp Objects, was interestingly disturbing; in fact, it walked a razor-thin line between "Huh, you certainly don't read that every day" and "Gillian Flynn has some serrrriiiious issues and I'm a little bit afraid of her". I wasn't sure whether I respected ...

    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 crime/mystery be as good as, say, Thomas Hardy or Alice Munro? Apples and oranges. But I just finished this about five minutes ago, and it m...

    I have now officially read all of Gillian Flynn's books, and I really enjoyed this one! The story and the characters were so twisted, and the last hour or so of the audiobook was insaaaane. ...

    As someone who grew up in rural Kansas and has lived in the suburbs of Kansas City for the last fourteen years, I made my peace long ago with the fact that I don?t reside in one of the hip places on the map. The only Kansas based things that have worked their way into popular culture...

    Gripping and entertained! DAYS GO BY You gotta believe in something, right? Everyone has their thing. This is my second novel by Gillian Flynn, and now I am realizing that I have been reading them backwards, I mean in the opposite publishing order, but this has been du...

    When person or persons unknown murdered her entire family, seven year old Libby Day managed to escape and fingered her brother Ben as the killer. Now, decades later, she's dysfunctional and nearly penniless, and after meeting some true crime enthusiasts, isn't so sure her brother was t...

    Lesson learned # 1: Gillian Flynn is excellent at creating unpleasant characters and disturbing situations. ?I was not a lovable child, and I'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. Draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs.? Lesson learned # 2: Reading her books ...

    This is by far my favorite book ever! I started this knowing how much I enjoyed Gone Girl and when I got started with this I couldn't put it down. My soul bonded to this book from the first word. Page turner and an unforgettable ride. A hell of a ride. The movie is just as good and I c...

    4.5 stars . *breathes deeply* What a ride! Finally a mystery that keeps its appeal intact after the first 50% and does not make me roll my eyes all duh! like in the end. Let's see why, shall we? ? Highly recommended if you can stomach the depression. *...

    Well. I can't really say that I liked this book. None of the characters are likable, including the main character. Libby Day's family was killed by her brother when she was 7. By the time she hits 30, she's still 7 inside, her inner growth stunted by the tragedy. She can barely take ca...

    This book was insaaaaane. But so so good. Dark Places was my first Gillian Flynn book (though I have seen the Gone Girl movie) but I fully plan on picking up her other books now. It?s the kind of novel that makes you question what on earth we humans can come up with. I kept wonder...

    Dark Places is a masterpiece, composed of troubled characters,disturbing deeds and buried secrets.For me, it wasn't as good as Gone Girl or Sharp Objects but it still managed to be a fantastic mystery, full of suspense and tragedy.Gillian Flynn takes a similar route with her characters...

    I didn?t like Gone Girl, which I though started quite well but went rapidly down hill from half way. So I approached this one with caution. I shouldn?t have worried though; I could tell from the start this was going to be right up my alley. Libby is a lazy kleptomaniac who is livi...

    Back in 2012 and early 2013, I remember hearing a lot about a baseball player named Mike Trout. Being a Cubs fan (see: suffering), I didn't get many chances to watch the Angels since they play late at night, and for me that's prime writing time. But my son and I got the opportunity...

    I read Dark Places waaaaaaaay before I ever thought about writing giffy reviews for a hobby. That ?splains why there?s always just been my 4 Star rating sitting here with no picture book accompaniment. But I live where this book takes place and I?m familiar with the landmarks an...

    "I was not a lovable child, and I'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. Draw a picture of my soul and it'd be a scribble with fangs." Flynn has a gift for creating absolutely despicable characters that you can't help but sympathize with. Everyone in this book is horrible,...

    ?I was not a lovable child, and I'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. Draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs.? Gillian Flynn, Dark Places Gillian Flynn is the MUTHA of all domestic noir. She's my spirit animal. I feel defensive about her books, I think s...

    Other Reviewers mentioned they didn't like Libby! How can you NOT love Libby. She's emotionally troubled, selfish, lazy, angry and does not want to love anyone including herself. She is exactly how you would expect someone to be when your entire family is butchered while you are hiding...

    Meh. Well, unfortunately this wasn't the page turner Gone Girl was for me. The most interesting thing about this book in my opinion was Libby's character. Where Gone Girl started out slow and then got really good, this one started out amazing and then went flat. I do like that Gi...

    I randomly decided to listen to this because I wanted to watch the movie. It turned out to be a fascinating, yet disturbing mystery read. I couldn't stop listening, and came to care for these messed up characters. If you enjoy mysteries and thrillers, this is a must read. However, be w...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Aug 23, 2012

    ?I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ. Slit me at my belly and it might slide out, meaty and dark, drop on the floor so you could stomp on it.? I highly recommend reading this whilst sitting in the sun with plenty of happy people around you (as I did) - that way you can...

    I loved the writing style and the characterization so much--Gillian Flynn is a fantastic author! And I was so hooked by the mystery right away, I just flew through this book. Toward the end I did feel like we lost a little steam, but all the twists and revelations still kept things int...

    i was not a lovable child, and i'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs. gillian flynn sure does love writing about horrible people doing horrible things.and i sure do love reading about them. especially because she isn't ...

    *4.5 Stars* Gillian Flynn scares me. But 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?...

    As seen on The Readventurer Seriously, 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 then. Libby Day is a sole survivor of...

    {BR with Scarlet} "The truly frightening flaw in humanity is our capacity for cruelty - we all have it." I have no emotions left. This is a book that will stay with me forever. It left me speechless in different ways, with pretty intense emotions from a...

    Gillian Flynn's first novel, Sharp Objects, was interestingly disturbing; in fact, it walked a razor-thin line between "Huh, you certainly don't read that every day" and "Gillian Flynn has some serrrriiiious issues and I'm a little bit afraid of her". I wasn't sure whether I respected ...

    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 crime/mystery be as good as, say, Thomas Hardy or Alice Munro? Apples and oranges. But I just finished this about five minutes ago, and it m...

    I have now officially read all of Gillian Flynn's books, and I really enjoyed this one! The story and the characters were so twisted, and the last hour or so of the audiobook was insaaaane. ...

    As someone who grew up in rural Kansas and has lived in the suburbs of Kansas City for the last fourteen years, I made my peace long ago with the fact that I don?t reside in one of the hip places on the map. The only Kansas based things that have worked their way into popular culture...

    Gripping and entertained! DAYS GO BY You gotta believe in something, right? Everyone has their thing. This is my second novel by Gillian Flynn, and now I am realizing that I have been reading them backwards, I mean in the opposite publishing order, but this has been du...

    When person or persons unknown murdered her entire family, seven year old Libby Day managed to escape and fingered her brother Ben as the killer. Now, decades later, she's dysfunctional and nearly penniless, and after meeting some true crime enthusiasts, isn't so sure her brother was t...

    Lesson learned # 1: Gillian Flynn is excellent at creating unpleasant characters and disturbing situations. ?I was not a lovable child, and I'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. Draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs.? Lesson learned # 2: Reading her books ...

    This is by far my favorite book ever! I started this knowing how much I enjoyed Gone Girl and when I got started with this I couldn't put it down. My soul bonded to this book from the first word. Page turner and an unforgettable ride. A hell of a ride. The movie is just as good and I c...

    4.5 stars . *breathes deeply* What a ride! Finally a mystery that keeps its appeal intact after the first 50% and does not make me roll my eyes all duh! like in the end. Let's see why, shall we? ? Highly recommended if you can stomach the depression. *...

    Well. I can't really say that I liked this book. None of the characters are likable, including the main character. Libby Day's family was killed by her brother when she was 7. By the time she hits 30, she's still 7 inside, her inner growth stunted by the tragedy. She can barely take ca...

    This book was insaaaaane. But so so good. Dark Places was my first Gillian Flynn book (though I have seen the Gone Girl movie) but I fully plan on picking up her other books now. It?s the kind of novel that makes you question what on earth we humans can come up with. I kept wonder...

    Dark Places is a masterpiece, composed of troubled characters,disturbing deeds and buried secrets.For me, it wasn't as good as Gone Girl or Sharp Objects but it still managed to be a fantastic mystery, full of suspense and tragedy.Gillian Flynn takes a similar route with her characters...

    I didn?t like Gone Girl, which I though started quite well but went rapidly down hill from half way. So I approached this one with caution. I shouldn?t have worried though; I could tell from the start this was going to be right up my alley. Libby is a lazy kleptomaniac who is livi...

    Back in 2012 and early 2013, I remember hearing a lot about a baseball player named Mike Trout. Being a Cubs fan (see: suffering), I didn't get many chances to watch the Angels since they play late at night, and for me that's prime writing time. But my son and I got the opportunity...

    I read Dark Places waaaaaaaay before I ever thought about writing giffy reviews for a hobby. That ?splains why there?s always just been my 4 Star rating sitting here with no picture book accompaniment. But I live where this book takes place and I?m familiar with the landmarks an...

  • Ana
    Nov 17, 2015

    ?I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ. Slit me at my belly and it might slide out, meaty and dark, drop on the floor so you could stomp on it.? I highly recommend reading this whilst sitting in the sun with plenty of happy people around you (as I did) - that way you can...

    I loved the writing style and the characterization so much--Gillian Flynn is a fantastic author! And I was so hooked by the mystery right away, I just flew through this book. Toward the end I did feel like we lost a little steam, but all the twists and revelations still kept things int...

    i was not a lovable child, and i'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs. gillian flynn sure does love writing about horrible people doing horrible things.and i sure do love reading about them. especially because she isn't ...

    *4.5 Stars* Gillian Flynn scares me. But 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?...

    As seen on The Readventurer Seriously, 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 then. Libby Day is a sole survivor of...

    {BR with Scarlet} "The truly frightening flaw in humanity is our capacity for cruelty - we all have it." I have no emotions left. This is a book that will stay with me forever. It left me speechless in different ways, with pretty intense emotions from a...

  • Jeanne
    Sep 28, 2014

    ?I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ. Slit me at my belly and it might slide out, meaty and dark, drop on the floor so you could stomp on it.? I highly recommend reading this whilst sitting in the sun with plenty of happy people around you (as I did) - that way you can...

    I loved the writing style and the characterization so much--Gillian Flynn is a fantastic author! And I was so hooked by the mystery right away, I just flew through this book. Toward the end I did feel like we lost a little steam, but all the twists and revelations still kept things int...

    i was not a lovable child, and i'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs. gillian flynn sure does love writing about horrible people doing horrible things.and i sure do love reading about them. especially because she isn't ...

    *4.5 Stars* Gillian Flynn scares me. But 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?...

    As seen on The Readventurer Seriously, 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 then. Libby Day is a sole survivor of...

    {BR with Scarlet} "The truly frightening flaw in humanity is our capacity for cruelty - we all have it." I have no emotions left. This is a book that will stay with me forever. It left me speechless in different ways, with pretty intense emotions from a...

    Gillian Flynn's first novel, Sharp Objects, was interestingly disturbing; in fact, it walked a razor-thin line between "Huh, you certainly don't read that every day" and "Gillian Flynn has some serrrriiiious issues and I'm a little bit afraid of her". I wasn't sure whether I respected ...

    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 crime/mystery be as good as, say, Thomas Hardy or Alice Munro? Apples and oranges. But I just finished this about five minutes ago, and it m...

    I have now officially read all of Gillian Flynn's books, and I really enjoyed this one! The story and the characters were so twisted, and the last hour or so of the audiobook was insaaaane. ...

    As someone who grew up in rural Kansas and has lived in the suburbs of Kansas City for the last fourteen years, I made my peace long ago with the fact that I don?t reside in one of the hip places on the map. The only Kansas based things that have worked their way into popular culture...

    Gripping and entertained! DAYS GO BY You gotta believe in something, right? Everyone has their thing. This is my second novel by Gillian Flynn, and now I am realizing that I have been reading them backwards, I mean in the opposite publishing order, but this has been du...

    When person or persons unknown murdered her entire family, seven year old Libby Day managed to escape and fingered her brother Ben as the killer. Now, decades later, she's dysfunctional and nearly penniless, and after meeting some true crime enthusiasts, isn't so sure her brother was t...

    Lesson learned # 1: Gillian Flynn is excellent at creating unpleasant characters and disturbing situations. ?I was not a lovable child, and I'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. Draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs.? Lesson learned # 2: Reading her books ...

    This is by far my favorite book ever! I started this knowing how much I enjoyed Gone Girl and when I got started with this I couldn't put it down. My soul bonded to this book from the first word. Page turner and an unforgettable ride. A hell of a ride. The movie is just as good and I c...

    4.5 stars . *breathes deeply* What a ride! Finally a mystery that keeps its appeal intact after the first 50% and does not make me roll my eyes all duh! like in the end. Let's see why, shall we? ? Highly recommended if you can stomach the depression. *...

    Well. I can't really say that I liked this book. None of the characters are likable, including the main character. Libby Day's family was killed by her brother when she was 7. By the time she hits 30, she's still 7 inside, her inner growth stunted by the tragedy. She can barely take ca...

    This book was insaaaaane. But so so good. Dark Places was my first Gillian Flynn book (though I have seen the Gone Girl movie) but I fully plan on picking up her other books now. It?s the kind of novel that makes you question what on earth we humans can come up with. I kept wonder...

    Dark Places is a masterpiece, composed of troubled characters,disturbing deeds and buried secrets.For me, it wasn't as good as Gone Girl or Sharp Objects but it still managed to be a fantastic mystery, full of suspense and tragedy.Gillian Flynn takes a similar route with her characters...

    I didn?t like Gone Girl, which I though started quite well but went rapidly down hill from half way. So I approached this one with caution. I shouldn?t have worried though; I could tell from the start this was going to be right up my alley. Libby is a lazy kleptomaniac who is livi...

    Back in 2012 and early 2013, I remember hearing a lot about a baseball player named Mike Trout. Being a Cubs fan (see: suffering), I didn't get many chances to watch the Angels since they play late at night, and for me that's prime writing time. But my son and I got the opportunity...

    I read Dark Places waaaaaaaay before I ever thought about writing giffy reviews for a hobby. That ?splains why there?s always just been my 4 Star rating sitting here with no picture book accompaniment. But I live where this book takes place and I?m familiar with the landmarks an...

    "I was not a lovable child, and I'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. Draw a picture of my soul and it'd be a scribble with fangs." Flynn has a gift for creating absolutely despicable characters that you can't help but sympathize with. Everyone in this book is horrible,...

    ?I was not a lovable child, and I'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. Draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs.? Gillian Flynn, Dark Places Gillian Flynn is the MUTHA of all domestic noir. She's my spirit animal. I feel defensive about her books, I think s...

    Other Reviewers mentioned they didn't like Libby! How can you NOT love Libby. She's emotionally troubled, selfish, lazy, angry and does not want to love anyone including herself. She is exactly how you would expect someone to be when your entire family is butchered while you are hiding...

    Meh. Well, unfortunately this wasn't the page turner Gone Girl was for me. The most interesting thing about this book in my opinion was Libby's character. Where Gone Girl started out slow and then got really good, this one started out amazing and then went flat. I do like that Gi...

  • Clumsy Storyteller
    Dec 28, 2015

    ?I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ. Slit me at my belly and it might slide out, meaty and dark, drop on the floor so you could stomp on it.? I highly recommend reading this whilst sitting in the sun with plenty of happy people around you (as I did) - that way you can...

    I loved the writing style and the characterization so much--Gillian Flynn is a fantastic author! And I was so hooked by the mystery right away, I just flew through this book. Toward the end I did feel like we lost a little steam, but all the twists and revelations still kept things int...

    i was not a lovable child, and i'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs. gillian flynn sure does love writing about horrible people doing horrible things.and i sure do love reading about them. especially because she isn't ...

    *4.5 Stars* Gillian Flynn scares me. But 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?...

    As seen on The Readventurer Seriously, 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 then. Libby Day is a sole survivor of...

    {BR with Scarlet} "The truly frightening flaw in humanity is our capacity for cruelty - we all have it." I have no emotions left. This is a book that will stay with me forever. It left me speechless in different ways, with pretty intense emotions from a...

    Gillian Flynn's first novel, Sharp Objects, was interestingly disturbing; in fact, it walked a razor-thin line between "Huh, you certainly don't read that every day" and "Gillian Flynn has some serrrriiiious issues and I'm a little bit afraid of her". I wasn't sure whether I respected ...

    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 crime/mystery be as good as, say, Thomas Hardy or Alice Munro? Apples and oranges. But I just finished this about five minutes ago, and it m...

    I have now officially read all of Gillian Flynn's books, and I really enjoyed this one! The story and the characters were so twisted, and the last hour or so of the audiobook was insaaaane. ...

    As someone who grew up in rural Kansas and has lived in the suburbs of Kansas City for the last fourteen years, I made my peace long ago with the fact that I don?t reside in one of the hip places on the map. The only Kansas based things that have worked their way into popular culture...

    Gripping and entertained! DAYS GO BY You gotta believe in something, right? Everyone has their thing. This is my second novel by Gillian Flynn, and now I am realizing that I have been reading them backwards, I mean in the opposite publishing order, but this has been du...

    When person or persons unknown murdered her entire family, seven year old Libby Day managed to escape and fingered her brother Ben as the killer. Now, decades later, she's dysfunctional and nearly penniless, and after meeting some true crime enthusiasts, isn't so sure her brother was t...

    Lesson learned # 1: Gillian Flynn is excellent at creating unpleasant characters and disturbing situations. ?I was not a lovable child, and I'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. Draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs.? Lesson learned # 2: Reading her books ...

    This is by far my favorite book ever! I started this knowing how much I enjoyed Gone Girl and when I got started with this I couldn't put it down. My soul bonded to this book from the first word. Page turner and an unforgettable ride. A hell of a ride. The movie is just as good and I c...

    4.5 stars . *breathes deeply* What a ride! Finally a mystery that keeps its appeal intact after the first 50% and does not make me roll my eyes all duh! like in the end. Let's see why, shall we? ? Highly recommended if you can stomach the depression. *...

    Well. I can't really say that I liked this book. None of the characters are likable, including the main character. Libby Day's family was killed by her brother when she was 7. By the time she hits 30, she's still 7 inside, her inner growth stunted by the tragedy. She can barely take ca...

    This book was insaaaaane. But so so good. Dark Places was my first Gillian Flynn book (though I have seen the Gone Girl movie) but I fully plan on picking up her other books now. It?s the kind of novel that makes you question what on earth we humans can come up with. I kept wonder...

    Dark Places is a masterpiece, composed of troubled characters,disturbing deeds and buried secrets.For me, it wasn't as good as Gone Girl or Sharp Objects but it still managed to be a fantastic mystery, full of suspense and tragedy.Gillian Flynn takes a similar route with her characters...

    I didn?t like Gone Girl, which I though started quite well but went rapidly down hill from half way. So I approached this one with caution. I shouldn?t have worried though; I could tell from the start this was going to be right up my alley. Libby is a lazy kleptomaniac who is livi...

    Back in 2012 and early 2013, I remember hearing a lot about a baseball player named Mike Trout. Being a Cubs fan (see: suffering), I didn't get many chances to watch the Angels since they play late at night, and for me that's prime writing time. But my son and I got the opportunity...

    I read Dark Places waaaaaaaay before I ever thought about writing giffy reviews for a hobby. That ?splains why there?s always just been my 4 Star rating sitting here with no picture book accompaniment. But I live where this book takes place and I?m familiar with the landmarks an...

    "I was not a lovable child, and I'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. Draw a picture of my soul and it'd be a scribble with fangs." Flynn has a gift for creating absolutely despicable characters that you can't help but sympathize with. Everyone in this book is horrible,...

    ?I was not a lovable child, and I'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. Draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs.? Gillian Flynn, Dark Places Gillian Flynn is the MUTHA of all domestic noir. She's my spirit animal. I feel defensive about her books, I think s...

    Other Reviewers mentioned they didn't like Libby! How can you NOT love Libby. She's emotionally troubled, selfish, lazy, angry and does not want to love anyone including herself. She is exactly how you would expect someone to be when your entire family is butchered while you are hiding...

    Meh. Well, unfortunately this wasn't the page turner Gone Girl was for me. The most interesting thing about this book in my opinion was Libby's character. Where Gone Girl started out slow and then got really good, this one started out amazing and then went flat. I do like that Gi...

    I randomly decided to listen to this because I wanted to watch the movie. It turned out to be a fascinating, yet disturbing mystery read. I couldn't stop listening, and came to care for these messed up characters. If you enjoy mysteries and thrillers, this is a must read. However, be w...

    Gillian Flynn scares the shit out of me. Whilst this is nothing more than pure conjecture, it wouldn?t surprise me to learn she was a serial killer in a former life, or that she stabs bunnies and kittens and hamsters and toy poodles during her spare time (for research purposes). Sure...

    Disturbing /heartbreaking /Perfect/thriller/mystery/suspense novel i loved the twist i really didn't see that one coming, The main character, Libby was a damaged soul, 3 of her family members were killed by her brother Ben (that's what the author wants you to think :p) i didn't like L...

  • Aly's Bookish Wonderland
    Sep 20, 2014

    ?I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ. Slit me at my belly and it might slide out, meaty and dark, drop on the floor so you could stomp on it.? I highly recommend reading this whilst sitting in the sun with plenty of happy people around you (as I did) - that way you can...

    I loved the writing style and the characterization so much--Gillian Flynn is a fantastic author! And I was so hooked by the mystery right away, I just flew through this book. Toward the end I did feel like we lost a little steam, but all the twists and revelations still kept things int...

    i was not a lovable child, and i'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs. gillian flynn sure does love writing about horrible people doing horrible things.and i sure do love reading about them. especially because she isn't ...

    *4.5 Stars* Gillian Flynn scares me. But 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?...

    As seen on The Readventurer Seriously, 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 then. Libby Day is a sole survivor of...

    {BR with Scarlet} "The truly frightening flaw in humanity is our capacity for cruelty - we all have it." I have no emotions left. This is a book that will stay with me forever. It left me speechless in different ways, with pretty intense emotions from a...

    Gillian Flynn's first novel, Sharp Objects, was interestingly disturbing; in fact, it walked a razor-thin line between "Huh, you certainly don't read that every day" and "Gillian Flynn has some serrrriiiious issues and I'm a little bit afraid of her". I wasn't sure whether I respected ...

    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 crime/mystery be as good as, say, Thomas Hardy or Alice Munro? Apples and oranges. But I just finished this about five minutes ago, and it m...

    I have now officially read all of Gillian Flynn's books, and I really enjoyed this one! The story and the characters were so twisted, and the last hour or so of the audiobook was insaaaane. ...

    As someone who grew up in rural Kansas and has lived in the suburbs of Kansas City for the last fourteen years, I made my peace long ago with the fact that I don?t reside in one of the hip places on the map. The only Kansas based things that have worked their way into popular culture...

    Gripping and entertained! DAYS GO BY You gotta believe in something, right? Everyone has their thing. This is my second novel by Gillian Flynn, and now I am realizing that I have been reading them backwards, I mean in the opposite publishing order, but this has been du...

    When person or persons unknown murdered her entire family, seven year old Libby Day managed to escape and fingered her brother Ben as the killer. Now, decades later, she's dysfunctional and nearly penniless, and after meeting some true crime enthusiasts, isn't so sure her brother was t...

    Lesson learned # 1: Gillian Flynn is excellent at creating unpleasant characters and disturbing situations. ?I was not a lovable child, and I'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. Draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs.? Lesson learned # 2: Reading her books ...

    This is by far my favorite book ever! I started this knowing how much I enjoyed Gone Girl and when I got started with this I couldn't put it down. My soul bonded to this book from the first word. Page turner and an unforgettable ride. A hell of a ride. The movie is just as good and I c...

    4.5 stars . *breathes deeply* What a ride! Finally a mystery that keeps its appeal intact after the first 50% and does not make me roll my eyes all duh! like in the end. Let's see why, shall we? ? Highly recommended if you can stomach the depression. *...

    Well. I can't really say that I liked this book. None of the characters are likable, including the main character. Libby Day's family was killed by her brother when she was 7. By the time she hits 30, she's still 7 inside, her inner growth stunted by the tragedy. She can barely take ca...

    This book was insaaaaane. But so so good. Dark Places was my first Gillian Flynn book (though I have seen the Gone Girl movie) but I fully plan on picking up her other books now. It?s the kind of novel that makes you question what on earth we humans can come up with. I kept wonder...

    Dark Places is a masterpiece, composed of troubled characters,disturbing deeds and buried secrets.For me, it wasn't as good as Gone Girl or Sharp Objects but it still managed to be a fantastic mystery, full of suspense and tragedy.Gillian Flynn takes a similar route with her characters...

    I didn?t like Gone Girl, which I though started quite well but went rapidly down hill from half way. So I approached this one with caution. I shouldn?t have worried though; I could tell from the start this was going to be right up my alley. Libby is a lazy kleptomaniac who is livi...

    Back in 2012 and early 2013, I remember hearing a lot about a baseball player named Mike Trout. Being a Cubs fan (see: suffering), I didn't get many chances to watch the Angels since they play late at night, and for me that's prime writing time. But my son and I got the opportunity...

    I read Dark Places waaaaaaaay before I ever thought about writing giffy reviews for a hobby. That ?splains why there?s always just been my 4 Star rating sitting here with no picture book accompaniment. But I live where this book takes place and I?m familiar with the landmarks an...

    "I was not a lovable child, and I'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. Draw a picture of my soul and it'd be a scribble with fangs." Flynn has a gift for creating absolutely despicable characters that you can't help but sympathize with. Everyone in this book is horrible,...

    ?I was not a lovable child, and I'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. Draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs.? Gillian Flynn, Dark Places Gillian Flynn is the MUTHA of all domestic noir. She's my spirit animal. I feel defensive about her books, I think s...

    Other Reviewers mentioned they didn't like Libby! How can you NOT love Libby. She's emotionally troubled, selfish, lazy, angry and does not want to love anyone including herself. She is exactly how you would expect someone to be when your entire family is butchered while you are hiding...

    Meh. Well, unfortunately this wasn't the page turner Gone Girl was for me. The most interesting thing about this book in my opinion was Libby's character. Where Gone Girl started out slow and then got really good, this one started out amazing and then went flat. I do like that Gi...

    I randomly decided to listen to this because I wanted to watch the movie. It turned out to be a fascinating, yet disturbing mystery read. I couldn't stop listening, and came to care for these messed up characters. If you enjoy mysteries and thrillers, this is a must read. However, be w...

    Gillian Flynn scares the shit out of me. Whilst this is nothing more than pure conjecture, it wouldn?t surprise me to learn she was a serial killer in a former life, or that she stabs bunnies and kittens and hamsters and toy poodles during her spare time (for research purposes). Sure...

    Disturbing /heartbreaking /Perfect/thriller/mystery/suspense novel i loved the twist i really didn't see that one coming, The main character, Libby was a damaged soul, 3 of her family members were killed by her brother Ben (that's what the author wants you to think :p) i didn't like L...

    I am a liar and a thief. Don't let me into your house, and if you do, don't leave me alone. I take things. You can catch me with your string of fine pearls clickering in my greedy little paws, and I'll tell you they reminded me of my mother's and I just had to touch them, just for a s...

  • Anne
    Nov 21, 2015

    ?I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ. Slit me at my belly and it might slide out, meaty and dark, drop on the floor so you could stomp on it.? I highly recommend reading this whilst sitting in the sun with plenty of happy people around you (as I did) - that way you can...

    I loved the writing style and the characterization so much--Gillian Flynn is a fantastic author! And I was so hooked by the mystery right away, I just flew through this book. Toward the end I did feel like we lost a little steam, but all the twists and revelations still kept things int...

    i was not a lovable child, and i'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs. gillian flynn sure does love writing about horrible people doing horrible things.and i sure do love reading about them. especially because she isn't ...

    *4.5 Stars* Gillian Flynn scares me. But 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?...

    As seen on The Readventurer Seriously, 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 then. Libby Day is a sole survivor of...

    {BR with Scarlet} "The truly frightening flaw in humanity is our capacity for cruelty - we all have it." I have no emotions left. This is a book that will stay with me forever. It left me speechless in different ways, with pretty intense emotions from a...

    Gillian Flynn's first novel, Sharp Objects, was interestingly disturbing; in fact, it walked a razor-thin line between "Huh, you certainly don't read that every day" and "Gillian Flynn has some serrrriiiious issues and I'm a little bit afraid of her". I wasn't sure whether I respected ...

    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 crime/mystery be as good as, say, Thomas Hardy or Alice Munro? Apples and oranges. But I just finished this about five minutes ago, and it m...

    I have now officially read all of Gillian Flynn's books, and I really enjoyed this one! The story and the characters were so twisted, and the last hour or so of the audiobook was insaaaane. ...

    As someone who grew up in rural Kansas and has lived in the suburbs of Kansas City for the last fourteen years, I made my peace long ago with the fact that I don?t reside in one of the hip places on the map. The only Kansas based things that have worked their way into popular culture...

    Gripping and entertained! DAYS GO BY You gotta believe in something, right? Everyone has their thing. This is my second novel by Gillian Flynn, and now I am realizing that I have been reading them backwards, I mean in the opposite publishing order, but this has been du...

    When person or persons unknown murdered her entire family, seven year old Libby Day managed to escape and fingered her brother Ben as the killer. Now, decades later, she's dysfunctional and nearly penniless, and after meeting some true crime enthusiasts, isn't so sure her brother was t...

    Lesson learned # 1: Gillian Flynn is excellent at creating unpleasant characters and disturbing situations. ?I was not a lovable child, and I'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. Draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs.? Lesson learned # 2: Reading her books ...

    This is by far my favorite book ever! I started this knowing how much I enjoyed Gone Girl and when I got started with this I couldn't put it down. My soul bonded to this book from the first word. Page turner and an unforgettable ride. A hell of a ride. The movie is just as good and I c...

    4.5 stars . *breathes deeply* What a ride! Finally a mystery that keeps its appeal intact after the first 50% and does not make me roll my eyes all duh! like in the end. Let's see why, shall we? ? Highly recommended if you can stomach the depression. *...

    Well. I can't really say that I liked this book. None of the characters are likable, including the main character. Libby Day's family was killed by her brother when she was 7. By the time she hits 30, she's still 7 inside, her inner growth stunted by the tragedy. She can barely take ca...

    This book was insaaaaane. But so so good. Dark Places was my first Gillian Flynn book (though I have seen the Gone Girl movie) but I fully plan on picking up her other books now. It?s the kind of novel that makes you question what on earth we humans can come up with. I kept wonder...

    Dark Places is a masterpiece, composed of troubled characters,disturbing deeds and buried secrets.For me, it wasn't as good as Gone Girl or Sharp Objects but it still managed to be a fantastic mystery, full of suspense and tragedy.Gillian Flynn takes a similar route with her characters...

    I didn?t like Gone Girl, which I though started quite well but went rapidly down hill from half way. So I approached this one with caution. I shouldn?t have worried though; I could tell from the start this was going to be right up my alley. Libby is a lazy kleptomaniac who is livi...

    Back in 2012 and early 2013, I remember hearing a lot about a baseball player named Mike Trout. Being a Cubs fan (see: suffering), I didn't get many chances to watch the Angels since they play late at night, and for me that's prime writing time. But my son and I got the opportunity...

    I read Dark Places waaaaaaaay before I ever thought about writing giffy reviews for a hobby. That ?splains why there?s always just been my 4 Star rating sitting here with no picture book accompaniment. But I live where this book takes place and I?m familiar with the landmarks an...

    "I was not a lovable child, and I'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. Draw a picture of my soul and it'd be a scribble with fangs." Flynn has a gift for creating absolutely despicable characters that you can't help but sympathize with. Everyone in this book is horrible,...

    ?I was not a lovable child, and I'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. Draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs.? Gillian Flynn, Dark Places Gillian Flynn is the MUTHA of all domestic noir. She's my spirit animal. I feel defensive about her books, I think s...

    Other Reviewers mentioned they didn't like Libby! How can you NOT love Libby. She's emotionally troubled, selfish, lazy, angry and does not want to love anyone including herself. She is exactly how you would expect someone to be when your entire family is butchered while you are hiding...

    Meh. Well, unfortunately this wasn't the page turner Gone Girl was for me. The most interesting thing about this book in my opinion was Libby's character. Where Gone Girl started out slow and then got really good, this one started out amazing and then went flat. I do like that Gi...

    I randomly decided to listen to this because I wanted to watch the movie. It turned out to be a fascinating, yet disturbing mystery read. I couldn't stop listening, and came to care for these messed up characters. If you enjoy mysteries and thrillers, this is a must read. However, be w...

    Gillian Flynn scares the shit out of me. Whilst this is nothing more than pure conjecture, it wouldn?t surprise me to learn she was a serial killer in a former life, or that she stabs bunnies and kittens and hamsters and toy poodles during her spare time (for research purposes). Sure...

    Disturbing /heartbreaking /Perfect/thriller/mystery/suspense novel i loved the twist i really didn't see that one coming, The main character, Libby was a damaged soul, 3 of her family members were killed by her brother Ben (that's what the author wants you to think :p) i didn't like L...

    I am a liar and a thief. Don't let me into your house, and if you do, don't leave me alone. I take things. You can catch me with your string of fine pearls clickering in my greedy little paws, and I'll tell you they reminded me of my mother's and I just had to touch them, just for a s...

    Buddy read with Vane. To read her review, please click here 4.5/5 Stars ? Welcome to Dark Places. We the characters invite you(with devious smiles and menacing thoughts) to explore our frightfully twisted and exceptionally perverted world, come as you are, dear. No need to wor...

  • Mandy
    Apr 20, 2015

    ?I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ. Slit me at my belly and it might slide out, meaty and dark, drop on the floor so you could stomp on it.? I highly recommend reading this whilst sitting in the sun with plenty of happy people around you (as I did) - that way you can...

    I loved the writing style and the characterization so much--Gillian Flynn is a fantastic author! And I was so hooked by the mystery right away, I just flew through this book. Toward the end I did feel like we lost a little steam, but all the twists and revelations still kept things int...

    i was not a lovable child, and i'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs. gillian flynn sure does love writing about horrible people doing horrible things.and i sure do love reading about them. especially because she isn't ...

    *4.5 Stars* Gillian Flynn scares me. But 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?...

    As seen on The Readventurer Seriously, 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 then. Libby Day is a sole survivor of...

    {BR with Scarlet} "The truly frightening flaw in humanity is our capacity for cruelty - we all have it." I have no emotions left. This is a book that will stay with me forever. It left me speechless in different ways, with pretty intense emotions from a...

    Gillian Flynn's first novel, Sharp Objects, was interestingly disturbing; in fact, it walked a razor-thin line between "Huh, you certainly don't read that every day" and "Gillian Flynn has some serrrriiiious issues and I'm a little bit afraid of her". I wasn't sure whether I respected ...

    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 crime/mystery be as good as, say, Thomas Hardy or Alice Munro? Apples and oranges. But I just finished this about five minutes ago, and it m...

    I have now officially read all of Gillian Flynn's books, and I really enjoyed this one! The story and the characters were so twisted, and the last hour or so of the audiobook was insaaaane. ...

    As someone who grew up in rural Kansas and has lived in the suburbs of Kansas City for the last fourteen years, I made my peace long ago with the fact that I don?t reside in one of the hip places on the map. The only Kansas based things that have worked their way into popular culture...

    Gripping and entertained! DAYS GO BY You gotta believe in something, right? Everyone has their thing. This is my second novel by Gillian Flynn, and now I am realizing that I have been reading them backwards, I mean in the opposite publishing order, but this has been du...

    When person or persons unknown murdered her entire family, seven year old Libby Day managed to escape and fingered her brother Ben as the killer. Now, decades later, she's dysfunctional and nearly penniless, and after meeting some true crime enthusiasts, isn't so sure her brother was t...

    Lesson learned # 1: Gillian Flynn is excellent at creating unpleasant characters and disturbing situations. ?I was not a lovable child, and I'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. Draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs.? Lesson learned # 2: Reading her books ...

    This is by far my favorite book ever! I started this knowing how much I enjoyed Gone Girl and when I got started with this I couldn't put it down. My soul bonded to this book from the first word. Page turner and an unforgettable ride. A hell of a ride. The movie is just as good and I c...

  • Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
    Apr 07, 2015

    ?I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ. Slit me at my belly and it might slide out, meaty and dark, drop on the floor so you could stomp on it.? I highly recommend reading this whilst sitting in the sun with plenty of happy people around you (as I did) - that way you can...

    I loved the writing style and the characterization so much--Gillian Flynn is a fantastic author! And I was so hooked by the mystery right away, I just flew through this book. Toward the end I did feel like we lost a little steam, but all the twists and revelations still kept things int...

    i was not a lovable child, and i'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs. gillian flynn sure does love writing about horrible people doing horrible things.and i sure do love reading about them. especially because she isn't ...

    *4.5 Stars* Gillian Flynn scares me. But 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?...

    As seen on The Readventurer Seriously, 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 then. Libby Day is a sole survivor of...

    {BR with Scarlet} "The truly frightening flaw in humanity is our capacity for cruelty - we all have it." I have no emotions left. This is a book that will stay with me forever. It left me speechless in different ways, with pretty intense emotions from a...

    Gillian Flynn's first novel, Sharp Objects, was interestingly disturbing; in fact, it walked a razor-thin line between "Huh, you certainly don't read that every day" and "Gillian Flynn has some serrrriiiious issues and I'm a little bit afraid of her". I wasn't sure whether I respected ...

    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 crime/mystery be as good as, say, Thomas Hardy or Alice Munro? Apples and oranges. But I just finished this about five minutes ago, and it m...

    I have now officially read all of Gillian Flynn's books, and I really enjoyed this one! The story and the characters were so twisted, and the last hour or so of the audiobook was insaaaane. ...

    As someone who grew up in rural Kansas and has lived in the suburbs of Kansas City for the last fourteen years, I made my peace long ago with the fact that I don?t reside in one of the hip places on the map. The only Kansas based things that have worked their way into popular culture...

    Gripping and entertained! DAYS GO BY You gotta believe in something, right? Everyone has their thing. This is my second novel by Gillian Flynn, and now I am realizing that I have been reading them backwards, I mean in the opposite publishing order, but this has been du...

    When person or persons unknown murdered her entire family, seven year old Libby Day managed to escape and fingered her brother Ben as the killer. Now, decades later, she's dysfunctional and nearly penniless, and after meeting some true crime enthusiasts, isn't so sure her brother was t...

    Lesson learned # 1: Gillian Flynn is excellent at creating unpleasant characters and disturbing situations. ?I was not a lovable child, and I'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. Draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs.? Lesson learned # 2: Reading her books ...

    This is by far my favorite book ever! I started this knowing how much I enjoyed Gone Girl and when I got started with this I couldn't put it down. My soul bonded to this book from the first word. Page turner and an unforgettable ride. A hell of a ride. The movie is just as good and I c...

    4.5 stars . *breathes deeply* What a ride! Finally a mystery that keeps its appeal intact after the first 50% and does not make me roll my eyes all duh! like in the end. Let's see why, shall we? ? Highly recommended if you can stomach the depression. *...

  • Chantal  (Every Word A Doorway)
    Oct 01, 2015

    ?I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ. Slit me at my belly and it might slide out, meaty and dark, drop on the floor so you could stomp on it.? I highly recommend reading this whilst sitting in the sun with plenty of happy people around you (as I did) - that way you can...

    I loved the writing style and the characterization so much--Gillian Flynn is a fantastic author! And I was so hooked by the mystery right away, I just flew through this book. Toward the end I did feel like we lost a little steam, but all the twists and revelations still kept things int...

    i was not a lovable child, and i'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs. gillian flynn sure does love writing about horrible people doing horrible things.and i sure do love reading about them. especially because she isn't ...

    *4.5 Stars* Gillian Flynn scares me. But 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?...

    As seen on The Readventurer Seriously, 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 then. Libby Day is a sole survivor of...

    {BR with Scarlet} "The truly frightening flaw in humanity is our capacity for cruelty - we all have it." I have no emotions left. This is a book that will stay with me forever. It left me speechless in different ways, with pretty intense emotions from a...

    Gillian Flynn's first novel, Sharp Objects, was interestingly disturbing; in fact, it walked a razor-thin line between "Huh, you certainly don't read that every day" and "Gillian Flynn has some serrrriiiious issues and I'm a little bit afraid of her". I wasn't sure whether I respected ...

    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 crime/mystery be as good as, say, Thomas Hardy or Alice Munro? Apples and oranges. But I just finished this about five minutes ago, and it m...

    I have now officially read all of Gillian Flynn's books, and I really enjoyed this one! The story and the characters were so twisted, and the last hour or so of the audiobook was insaaaane. ...

    As someone who grew up in rural Kansas and has lived in the suburbs of Kansas City for the last fourteen years, I made my peace long ago with the fact that I don?t reside in one of the hip places on the map. The only Kansas based things that have worked their way into popular culture...

    Gripping and entertained! DAYS GO BY You gotta believe in something, right? Everyone has their thing. This is my second novel by Gillian Flynn, and now I am realizing that I have been reading them backwards, I mean in the opposite publishing order, but this has been du...

    When person or persons unknown murdered her entire family, seven year old Libby Day managed to escape and fingered her brother Ben as the killer. Now, decades later, she's dysfunctional and nearly penniless, and after meeting some true crime enthusiasts, isn't so sure her brother was t...

    Lesson learned # 1: Gillian Flynn is excellent at creating unpleasant characters and disturbing situations. ?I was not a lovable child, and I'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. Draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs.? Lesson learned # 2: Reading her books ...

    This is by far my favorite book ever! I started this knowing how much I enjoyed Gone Girl and when I got started with this I couldn't put it down. My soul bonded to this book from the first word. Page turner and an unforgettable ride. A hell of a ride. The movie is just as good and I c...

    4.5 stars . *breathes deeply* What a ride! Finally a mystery that keeps its appeal intact after the first 50% and does not make me roll my eyes all duh! like in the end. Let's see why, shall we? ? Highly recommended if you can stomach the depression. *...

    Well. I can't really say that I liked this book. None of the characters are likable, including the main character. Libby Day's family was killed by her brother when she was 7. By the time she hits 30, she's still 7 inside, her inner growth stunted by the tragedy. She can barely take ca...

    This book was insaaaaane. But so so good. Dark Places was my first Gillian Flynn book (though I have seen the Gone Girl movie) but I fully plan on picking up her other books now. It?s the kind of novel that makes you question what on earth we humans can come up with. I kept wonder...

  • Reading Corner
    Nov 15, 2015

    ?I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ. Slit me at my belly and it might slide out, meaty and dark, drop on the floor so you could stomp on it.? I highly recommend reading this whilst sitting in the sun with plenty of happy people around you (as I did) - that way you can...

    I loved the writing style and the characterization so much--Gillian Flynn is a fantastic author! And I was so hooked by the mystery right away, I just flew through this book. Toward the end I did feel like we lost a little steam, but all the twists and revelations still kept things int...

    i was not a lovable child, and i'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs. gillian flynn sure does love writing about horrible people doing horrible things.and i sure do love reading about them. especially because she isn't ...

    *4.5 Stars* Gillian Flynn scares me. But 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?...

    As seen on The Readventurer Seriously, 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 then. Libby Day is a sole survivor of...

    {BR with Scarlet} "The truly frightening flaw in humanity is our capacity for cruelty - we all have it." I have no emotions left. This is a book that will stay with me forever. It left me speechless in different ways, with pretty intense emotions from a...

    Gillian Flynn's first novel, Sharp Objects, was interestingly disturbing; in fact, it walked a razor-thin line between "Huh, you certainly don't read that every day" and "Gillian Flynn has some serrrriiiious issues and I'm a little bit afraid of her". I wasn't sure whether I respected ...

    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 crime/mystery be as good as, say, Thomas Hardy or Alice Munro? Apples and oranges. But I just finished this about five minutes ago, and it m...

    I have now officially read all of Gillian Flynn's books, and I really enjoyed this one! The story and the characters were so twisted, and the last hour or so of the audiobook was insaaaane. ...

    As someone who grew up in rural Kansas and has lived in the suburbs of Kansas City for the last fourteen years, I made my peace long ago with the fact that I don?t reside in one of the hip places on the map. The only Kansas based things that have worked their way into popular culture...

    Gripping and entertained! DAYS GO BY You gotta believe in something, right? Everyone has their thing. This is my second novel by Gillian Flynn, and now I am realizing that I have been reading them backwards, I mean in the opposite publishing order, but this has been du...

    When person or persons unknown murdered her entire family, seven year old Libby Day managed to escape and fingered her brother Ben as the killer. Now, decades later, she's dysfunctional and nearly penniless, and after meeting some true crime enthusiasts, isn't so sure her brother was t...

    Lesson learned # 1: Gillian Flynn is excellent at creating unpleasant characters and disturbing situations. ?I was not a lovable child, and I'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. Draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs.? Lesson learned # 2: Reading her books ...

    This is by far my favorite book ever! I started this knowing how much I enjoyed Gone Girl and when I got started with this I couldn't put it down. My soul bonded to this book from the first word. Page turner and an unforgettable ride. A hell of a ride. The movie is just as good and I c...

    4.5 stars . *breathes deeply* What a ride! Finally a mystery that keeps its appeal intact after the first 50% and does not make me roll my eyes all duh! like in the end. Let's see why, shall we? ? Highly recommended if you can stomach the depression. *...

    Well. I can't really say that I liked this book. None of the characters are likable, including the main character. Libby Day's family was killed by her brother when she was 7. By the time she hits 30, she's still 7 inside, her inner growth stunted by the tragedy. She can barely take ca...

    This book was insaaaaane. But so so good. Dark Places was my first Gillian Flynn book (though I have seen the Gone Girl movie) but I fully plan on picking up her other books now. It?s the kind of novel that makes you question what on earth we humans can come up with. I kept wonder...

    Dark Places is a masterpiece, composed of troubled characters,disturbing deeds and buried secrets.For me, it wasn't as good as Gone Girl or Sharp Objects but it still managed to be a fantastic mystery, full of suspense and tragedy.Gillian Flynn takes a similar route with her characters...

  • j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]
    May 30, 2017

    ?I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ. Slit me at my belly and it might slide out, meaty and dark, drop on the floor so you could stomp on it.? I highly recommend reading this whilst sitting in the sun with plenty of happy people around you (as I did) - that way you can...

    I loved the writing style and the characterization so much--Gillian Flynn is a fantastic author! And I was so hooked by the mystery right away, I just flew through this book. Toward the end I did feel like we lost a little steam, but all the twists and revelations still kept things int...

    i was not a lovable child, and i'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs. gillian flynn sure does love writing about horrible people doing horrible things.and i sure do love reading about them. especially because she isn't ...

    *4.5 Stars* Gillian Flynn scares me. But 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?...

    As seen on The Readventurer Seriously, 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 then. Libby Day is a sole survivor of...

    {BR with Scarlet} "The truly frightening flaw in humanity is our capacity for cruelty - we all have it." I have no emotions left. This is a book that will stay with me forever. It left me speechless in different ways, with pretty intense emotions from a...

    Gillian Flynn's first novel, Sharp Objects, was interestingly disturbing; in fact, it walked a razor-thin line between "Huh, you certainly don't read that every day" and "Gillian Flynn has some serrrriiiious issues and I'm a little bit afraid of her". I wasn't sure whether I respected ...

    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 crime/mystery be as good as, say, Thomas Hardy or Alice Munro? Apples and oranges. But I just finished this about five minutes ago, and it m...

    I have now officially read all of Gillian Flynn's books, and I really enjoyed this one! The story and the characters were so twisted, and the last hour or so of the audiobook was insaaaane. ...

    As someone who grew up in rural Kansas and has lived in the suburbs of Kansas City for the last fourteen years, I made my peace long ago with the fact that I don?t reside in one of the hip places on the map. The only Kansas based things that have worked their way into popular culture...

    Gripping and entertained! DAYS GO BY You gotta believe in something, right? Everyone has their thing. This is my second novel by Gillian Flynn, and now I am realizing that I have been reading them backwards, I mean in the opposite publishing order, but this has been du...

    When person or persons unknown murdered her entire family, seven year old Libby Day managed to escape and fingered her brother Ben as the killer. Now, decades later, she's dysfunctional and nearly penniless, and after meeting some true crime enthusiasts, isn't so sure her brother was t...

    Lesson learned # 1: Gillian Flynn is excellent at creating unpleasant characters and disturbing situations. ?I was not a lovable child, and I'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. Draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs.? Lesson learned # 2: Reading her books ...

    This is by far my favorite book ever! I started this knowing how much I enjoyed Gone Girl and when I got started with this I couldn't put it down. My soul bonded to this book from the first word. Page turner and an unforgettable ride. A hell of a ride. The movie is just as good and I c...

    4.5 stars . *breathes deeply* What a ride! Finally a mystery that keeps its appeal intact after the first 50% and does not make me roll my eyes all duh! like in the end. Let's see why, shall we? ? Highly recommended if you can stomach the depression. *...

    Well. I can't really say that I liked this book. None of the characters are likable, including the main character. Libby Day's family was killed by her brother when she was 7. By the time she hits 30, she's still 7 inside, her inner growth stunted by the tragedy. She can barely take ca...

    This book was insaaaaane. But so so good. Dark Places was my first Gillian Flynn book (though I have seen the Gone Girl movie) but I fully plan on picking up her other books now. It?s the kind of novel that makes you question what on earth we humans can come up with. I kept wonder...

    Dark Places is a masterpiece, composed of troubled characters,disturbing deeds and buried secrets.For me, it wasn't as good as Gone Girl or Sharp Objects but it still managed to be a fantastic mystery, full of suspense and tragedy.Gillian Flynn takes a similar route with her characters...

    I didn?t like Gone Girl, which I though started quite well but went rapidly down hill from half way. So I approached this one with caution. I shouldn?t have worried though; I could tell from the start this was going to be right up my alley. Libby is a lazy kleptomaniac who is livi...

    Back in 2012 and early 2013, I remember hearing a lot about a baseball player named Mike Trout. Being a Cubs fan (see: suffering), I didn't get many chances to watch the Angels since they play late at night, and for me that's prime writing time. But my son and I got the opportunity...

    I read Dark Places waaaaaaaay before I ever thought about writing giffy reviews for a hobby. That ?splains why there?s always just been my 4 Star rating sitting here with no picture book accompaniment. But I live where this book takes place and I?m familiar with the landmarks an...

    "I was not a lovable child, and I'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. Draw a picture of my soul and it'd be a scribble with fangs." Flynn has a gift for creating absolutely despicable characters that you can't help but sympathize with. Everyone in this book is horrible,...

    ?I was not a lovable child, and I'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. Draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs.? Gillian Flynn, Dark Places Gillian Flynn is the MUTHA of all domestic noir. She's my spirit animal. I feel defensive about her books, I think s...