By Gillian Flynn
Lets be bold, Gillian Flynn is the new Stephen King and quite honestly, might be mildly better. I have been avoiding Gone Girl like a plague. If the movie industry likes a book that much, my first assumption it is lame as hell. But, after reading Dark Places, I can tell you I will being reading all Gillian Flynn from now on.
Occasionally I need to take breaks from mystery/thrillers because of the trends you find from book to book. I usually figure out the endings before the middle of the book. I hate that. I was sufficiently confused of the who did it till the moment Flynn reveals. The book evoked so many theories in my own head, I am almost still convinced someone else was responsible for the murders (sarcasm).
The characters are perfectly flawed, so flawed they seem real. No one goes through trauma like Libby Day and is super likable person. Just not reality. Falling in love with at least of the characters is borderline guaranteed.