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Not the best Gillian Flynn novel
on July 27, 2016
I like Gillian Flynn's writing but this book was just confusing for me. It was dark and sad for me. Messed up family full of messed up people, yet when you looked at the background, it made sense. The outcome was somewhat expected, but not. See, confused.
Libby is the youngest child in a family of four children. Her single mom is barely scratching by to keep some food on the table. The kids are really laughing stocks at school because they have nothing. Sad. So, a mass murder takes place and Libby and Ben, the oldest of the four, are the only survivors. And the mystery begins. How did it all come about? Are Libby's memories real? Did 7 year old Libby's testimony at the trial really make such a huge difference? What about Ben? Libby has shoved all this into the depths of her memories until "A Kill Club" comes calling and wants to interview her. This starts the ball rolling and her own investigations into her life and the death of her family. What she discovers is surprising and yet way too much the same. Messed up still.