I had read and loved Flynn’s debut novel Sharp Objects and heard rave reviews about Gone Girl but had never heard about this one. Until I found it in the library. I am so glad that I found it! It was pretty awesome.
Libby Day was seven when her mother and two older sisters were violently murdered in the night. Libby famously testified that her big brother Ben killed them and so Ben landed in jail for life. Twenty-five years later Libby is struggling to survive in a world that is too hard for her to bear. She decides to take money from a Kill Club, obsessed with murders, to delve back into her history and find out what really happened that snowy night. And so Libby finds herself facing her past, questioning everything she thought she knew, and once again on the run from a killer.
This book was wonderful. The best word I can think to describe Flynn’s writing style is “twisty.” It is so deliciously twisty. The reader is always on the edge of their seat, not certain who is the killer and what is about to happen. This book worms its way through the tormented minds of several characters. It’s gorgeously written, dark , and superb. Libby Day is mean, depressed, a ball of neuroses, and yet somehow very easy to relate to. Flynn also easily slides into the point of view of Ben, their mother Patty, and the killer. This is really an awesome book.
5 out of 5 stars.