BOTD: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
My love affair with Gillian Flynn novels continues.
Dark Places tells the story of Libby Day, who, as a seven year old, survived a massacre that killed her family. She was the key witness that put her older brother away as the murderer. Dark Places tells Libby’s current point of view, and it also gives you her mother’s point of view leading up to the murders and her brother’s point of view leading up to the murders.
In the current day, Libby has been challenged to explore the possibility that she was wrong and that her brother was not responsible for the death of her family. Her chapters are interspersed with the chapters from her mother and brother’s point of view, so we learn more about that day as Libby learns more. The style is reminiscent of Gone Girl and really fuels the momentum of the story.
This is a very fast paced novel. As you can see, my copy is already fairly battered because I threw it into my purse to have with me for any possible reading opportunity whilst in Disneyland. I always had this book at hand so I could pick it up at a moment’s notice. And just like with Gone Girl and Sharp Objects, the story just sang to me and infiltrated my thoughts throughout the day.