Happy Friday, guys! Time for another #FridayReads…
This weekend, I’ll be reading Dark Places: A Novel by Gillian Flynn. I actually started reading on this thing a few weeks back, but….I just couldn’t get into it.
BORROWED NOT BOUGHT…
The lady that runs the tanning salon here on the south end of town was just going on and on about how amazing this sucker is, so I got her to loan it to me. After a few days, I knew this was going to take me forever to read because I just aint feeling it, yall. So…gave her copy back to her because I didn’t want to mess it up (the problem with paperbacks….#thestruggleisreal), and put it on my kindle.
Maybe I should read GONE GIRL first? You think? It is not a series, so I don’t “have to”. But everyone who loves this book, seems to have read GG first…
What do you think?
Dark Places: A Novel by Gillian Flynn
Release Date: 2009-05-05
I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ.Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in “The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas.” As her family lay dying, little Libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing January snow. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survived–and famously testified that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, Ben sits in prison, and troubled Libby lives off the dregs of a trust created by well-wishers who’ve long forgotten her. The Kill Club is a macabre secret society obsessed with notorious crimes. When they locate Libby and pump her for details–proof they hope may free Ben–Libby hatches a plan to profit off her tragic history. For a fee, she’ll reconnect with the players from that night and report her findings to the club . . . and maybe she’ll admit her testimony wasn’t so solid after all.As Libby’s search takes her from shabby Missouri strip clubs to abandoned Oklahoma tourist towns, the narrative flashes back to January 2, 1985. The events of that day are relayed through the eyes of Libby’s doomed family members–including Ben, a loner whose rage over his shiftless father and their failing farm have driven him into a disturbing friendship with the new girl in town. Piece by piece, the unimaginable truth emerges, and Libby finds herself right back where she started–on the run from a killer.
So how bout it, what are YOU reading this weekend?
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