THE BESTSELLING PHENOMENON
'Eerily macabre... Wonderful' Guardian
'A nerve-fraying thriller' New York Times
'Every bit as horribly fascinating as In Cold Blood' Daily Mail
Libby Day was seven when her family was murdered: she survived by hiding in a closet - and famously testified that her older brother Ben was the killer.
Twenty-five years later the Kill Club - a secret society obsessed with notorious crimes - gets in touch with Libby to try to discover proof that may free Ben. Almost broke, Libby agrees to go back to her hometown to investigate - for a fee.
But when Libby's search uncovers an unimaginable truth, she finds herself right back where she started: on the run from a killer.
THE ORIGINAL #1 BESTSELLER, BY THE AUTHOR OF GONE GIRL
'I would rather read her than just about any other crime writer' Kate Atkinson
'Gillian Flynn is the real deal: a sharp, acerbic and compelling storyteller' Stephen King
'An extraordinarily good writer' Observer
Edgar-finalist Flynn's second crime thriller tops her impressive debut, Sharp Objects. When Libby Day's mother and two older sisters were slaughtered in the family's Kansas farmhouse, it was seven-year-old Libby's testimony that sent her 15-year-old brother, Ben, to prison for life. Desperate for cash 24 years later, Libby reluctantly agrees to meet members of the Kill Club, true crime enthusiasts who bicker over famous cases. She's shocked to learn most of them believe Ben is innocent and the real killer is still on the loose. Though initially interested only in making a quick buck hocking family memorabilia, Libby is soon drawn into the club's pseudo-investigation, and begins to question what exactly she saw or didn't see the night of the tragedy. Flynn fluidly moves between cynical present-day Libby and the hours leading up to the murders through the eyes of her family members. When the truth emerges, it's so twisted that even the most astute readers won't have predicted it.
Yet again Gillian Flynns writing has left me astounded with brilliantly written complex characters. Like Gone Girl it is almost as if two people are writing the book.
This book took me six weeks to get into and then two days to read, I was completely hooked by every element of the story and the finale was very unexpected
A bit slow
I just found it a bit slow
I have read some fantastic reviews about this book and although I found it hard to get into, I kept persisting. The middle was intense and mysterious, however I found the ending rushed and disappointing. I was left feeling an anti climax after the high hopes I had.
3 out of 5.