Thursday, February 13, 2014

Review: Dark Places By: Gillian Flynn

Dark PlacesDark Places by Gillian Flynn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Money and attention has run out for Libby Day, the survivor of the Kinnakee Kansas Farmhouse Murders, other than her brother, Ben - the one who is in jail for killing her mother and two sisters. That was so many years ago, people have forgotten - except a small underground group that studies and questions the case and the testimony the she, a small 7 year old, gave that put her brother as the killer.
Reluctant but needing money, Libby agrees to revisit that night, to re think everything she thought she knew, all the people she once thought she knew - to go to that dark place. Each person leads to another, as each stone uncovers another, and new light shines upon an old memory, is it possible that Ben is innocent or even more guilty than ever thought.
Oh, my, I did not put this one down. Chapters that bounce back and forth between present day and 1985, between Libby Day and those of the characters of the past - all woven to create a powerful story that leaves your heart pounding and mind racing. A definite must read.

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