Dark Places By Gillian Flynn – Book Review Week 15
This is my favourite Gillian Flynn novel so far. I spent nearly a whole Sunday reading it while the kids were out playing with friends. I couldn’t put it down!
This story takes place over two timelines. Today we meet Libby Day, the youngest of the Day children and the only one of the girls to have survived when her mother and two sisters were massacred. Her brother is currently in prison for their murders and Libby’s testimony, when she was a child, helped put him there.
I enjoyed the jump between now and 1985, each time learning just a bit more. The suspense was kept up right through the book and not in an annoying way that sometimes happens.
Here’s the blurb from Goodreads:
Libby Day was just seven years old when her evidence put her fifteen-year-old brother behind bars.
Since then, she has been drifting. But when she is contacted by a group who are convinced of Ben’s innocence, Libby starts to ask questions she never dared to before. Was the voice she heard her borther’s? Ben was a misfit in their small town, but was he capable of murder? Are there secrets to uncover at the family farm or is Libby deluding herself because she wants her brother back?
She begins to realise that everyone in her family had something to hide that day… especially Ben. Now, twenty-four years later, the truth is going to be even harder to find.
Who did massacre the Day family?