I’m about half way through with Gillian Flynn’s Dark Places. This amaze-balls book takes place partly in my home state (Kansas) and partly where my heart lives (Kansas City, Missouri).
Libby Day was just seven years old when her older brother massacred her family […]. Her evidence helped put him away. Ever since then she has been drifting, surviving for over 20 years on the proceeds of the ‘Libby Day fund’. But now the money is running out and Libby is desperate. When she is offered $500 to do a guest appearance, she feels she has to accept. But this is no ordinary gathering. […] they think her brother Ben is innocent.
Ben was a social misfit, ground down by the small-town farming community in which he lived. But he did have a girlfriend […]. Through her, Ben became involved with drugs and the dark arts. When the town suddenly turned against him, his thoughts turned black. But was he capable of murder? Libby must delve into her family’s past to uncover the truth – no matter how painful…
Like Gone Girl, the story is told from multiple perspectives – all unreliable for one reason or another. I’m sure that it won’t be clear until the very end who’s lying and who’s not.
I feel like I’m reading a true crime book, not a novel. I have to keep stopping myself from googling places, names, dates so that I do not accidentally discover a detail or fact too soon.