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"Dark Places" by Gillian Flynn

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"Dark Places" by Gillian Flynn

I didn't buy the book yet, but I was at the bookstore reading the beginning, and I have to say that I think I am going to buy this book this weekend.

It's about a 7-year old girl survives the murder of her family. Her older brother kills mom, and her two older sisters, and is sent to prison. The story is from her perspective, and she's an embittered young woman now of 30-something.

I didn't get much further than that before deciding two things: I liked the story, and I really liked the author's writing style.

Has anyone read this book?
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Re: "Dark Places" by Gillian Flynn

Haven't read this book, but did read one of her others, "Gone Girl" because of all the rave reviews. I did like her writing style but the ending was horrible. I'll probably pass on future books.
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Re: "Dark Places" by Gillian Flynn

DARK PLACES has a fantastic narrator, like a female Patton Oswalt. The ending is a little too tidy, but the journey is great.
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Re: "Dark Places" by Gillian Flynn

I've read all three of Flynn's books and can give them all a hearty recommendation. Although Gone Girl seems to be the book that has launched her on most people's radar, Dark Places and Sharp Objects are definitely worth a read.
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Re: "Dark Places" by Gillian Flynn

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DARK PLACES has a fantastic narrator, like a female Patton Oswalt. The ending is a little too tidy, but the journey is great.
I'm enjoying the 1st Person narration in the "Libby -now" sections, and like how it jumps to 3rd Person storytelling in the flashback sections.

I'm hoping for a great ending, because a poor one will totally ruin whatever enjoyment I got from the first two-thirds. I'm not sure I know what I want in an ending, but something mirroring a conspiracy theory would not be it. I'm pretty sure I want the brother to be guilty. ****PLEASE NO SPOILERS!****
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Re: "Dark Places" by Gillian Flynn

I liked Dark Places as much as Gone Girl. Both wrapped up the endings a little too well, but seamlessly narrating Middle Class people in GG and total white trash in DP, I'm excited for Sharp Objects and her future works.

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