Dark places, Gillian Flynn – A Review. [SPOILERS].

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Good evening my fellow book bloggers (or it may be morning when this post goes live, I’m not sure, I have people from all over so hELLo!)

Today I’m going to review Dark places by Gillian Flynn. I have a confession, I read this book like a month ago, and have only just got round to reviewing it, but here we are…

Overall rating 3.5 out of 5 stars. 

I honestly thought this book was exceptionally well written, the depth and thought that had gone into it were excellent, I really do rate Gillian Flynn as an author.

But, the story itself… The ending seemed a bit too “happy ending” for me, given the tone of the book, it seemed almost false.

I also didn’t like the way it was split between multiple people, I think we had 3 different POV going on, that’s too much for me, especially when jumping between the past and present.

What really frustrated me about Dark Places though was how long it took to get into the main plot-line, a good 20% of the way in before we got to the plot. I skim read quite a few bits that I felt didn’t add value to the storyline.

On the whole, Dark places was a really well written book, I just didn’t enjoy it.

Have you read Dark places? Let me know your thoughts. Em xx

Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn – A Review. [SPOILERS].

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Hello guys and welcome to my blog! In case you didn’t guess from the title today I’m going to review Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. 

Overall rating – 4 out of 5 stars.

I want to start by saying that I saw the film before I read the book, so part of the pull of the book was spoilt for me before I even got down to reading it. That being said, I was still shocked AF!!!! when it turned out that Amy literally faked her own disappearance – I did warn about spoilers lmao. 

The story itself is incredible if not a little bit far fetched at points, but the marriage between a narcissist and a sociopath – what could go wrong?! It was easy to envision the characters (though this may have been because I’d seen the film) and the way neither of the characters ever seem to give the whole truth in their section of the book keeps you on edge, wanting to find out more. 

Even though I knew the twist was coming, Gillian Flynn’s writing never once gave it away, whilst all the while weaving and laying the foundations for what I feel is one of the biggggggest twists I’ve read for a while!

I do feel that my thoughts on Gone Girl are slightly skewed by the film but for me it was a really good read and I’m definitely adding it to my re-read list. Perhaps reading it so long after I saw the film will help me get a better feel for the book.

Have you read Gone Girl? Let me know what you thought in the comments. Em xx