Saturday, August 10, 2013

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn Book Review

"Dark Places" , what would you expect of this book right off the bat when you read the title?? I read one other Gillian Flynn book and somewhat had an idea of her style of writing and so I didn't expect this to be a Stephen King novel with blood and gore but I didn't know what to expect.

This review is based solely on my own opinion after reading this book. I will not giveaway anything in the book only share how I felt reading the book. I picked this book up as a summer read and I don't think I would recommend that you do the same. This book is about a murdered family and a girl who had survived. It's very very dark. I literally felt depressed and very sad reading this book. The book is written in the perspective of the main character, the girl who survived the murder and she is not a happy person. I would expect her to not be happy but she is in a very very dark place. The story follows the same style of writing that I have seen before with this author in the sense that you get an ending and then the story builds to it. For example, you find out early on that her family is murdered and then characters build around this scenario and so do the events that lead up to it. Who is to blame and how the main character relives this awful experience. I did not feel alot of suspense with this book. I did feel as though it was a quick read because I did want to know what happened in the end.
As far as character development I did not fall in love with any in particular. I didn't have strong emotions or attachment to any of the characters. The story moves quickly with some chapters taking longer than they should.
Overall, I do recommend reading this book but definitely not if you are sitting poolside or at a beach. This is a very dark story and probably best cuddled up by a fire in the winter time. The ending was slightly disappointing I wanted more and didn't feel like I got enough. I'm glad I read this story and will continue to read books by this author in the future.

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