In a brilliantly interwoven plot, Gillian Flynn keeps the reader balanced on a knife-edge
Gutsy thriller of one woman pitted against her murderous brother.
Gillian Flynn is a great writer, equally able to ratchet up the suspense as creaet memorable characters and pervasive moods. This is a great and original piece of rural noir.
Gillian Flynn is the real deal, a sharp, acerbic, and compelling storyteller with a knack for the macabre
Gillian Flynn's writing is compulsively good. I would rather read her than just about any other crime writer
With her blistering debut Sharp Objects, Gillian Flynn hit the ground running. Dark Places demonstrates that was no fluke
Gutsy, atmospheric and suspense-loaded
This is only Flynn's second crime novel . . . and demonstrates even more forcibly her precocious writing ability and talent for the macabre
Dark Places, Flynn's second novel, confirms her exceptional talent
Dark Places grips you from the first page and doesn't let go
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Flynn's well-paced story deftly shows the fallibility of memory and the lies a child tells herself to get through a trauma.
Flynn's second novel is a wonderful evocation of drab small-town life. The time-split narrative works superbly and the atmosphere is eerily macabre-Dark Places is even better than the author's award-winning Sharp Objects.