Monday, February 16, 2015

a book in review



Brief Summary:

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 society obsessed with notorious crimes—locates Libby and pumps her for details. They hope to discover proof that may free Ben. Libby hopes to turn a profit off her tragic history: She’ll reconnect with the players from that night and report her findings to the club—for a fee. As Libby’s search takes her from shabby Missouri strip clubs to abandoned Oklahoma tourist towns, the unimaginable truth emerges, and Libby finds herself right back where she started—on the run from a killer.

Review:

Dark Places was a trip. I was instantly hooked. I wanted to follow Libby to the ends of the earth just to figure out this story. Ben was a whole other story and I wanted to get through Libby's chapters quick to get to Patty's or Ben's. This book in my opinion is just a smidge better than Gone Girl, like a micro-nano smidge. I'm not really sure why, but there was something that gripped on to me and just held tight with this book. I figured out a key part midway thru, but there were so many twists, turns, and flips in between, I was still shocked when it came into light. If you liked Gone Girl, pick this book up ASAP. I will be reading Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn soon cause I can't get enough right now, xo!