I am not happy! :/
How can Charlie and Ethan live with themselves after all, I have no idea. This book made me mad :(
I read some reviews and I am glad to find out that I am not the only one who is upset about Briggs being disposable. He was treated like crap during the whole book, used and abused through its entirety (except for the first chapter, granted)
only to be killed off without a second thought in the end.
While Ethan is at least reflecting on the events of the fateful night in the epilogue, Charlie is perfectly cool with having a bright new shiny Ethan in a mighty meat-suit all to himself. Who's Briggs again? Only a person who saved their asses and the world :/ But - not a pause, not a care.
Anyway, I do realise RL is a bitch, but the two MC's are total and complete jerks. The last chapter made me despise Charie. And I don't understand how the author could do it to her character, leaving him a heartless, callused jerk.
NO romantic relationship or indication thereof until the very end of the book.
Come to think of it, can't call it bromance either.
All of the above are perfect for me :p
Very good adventure/suspense.
My only disappointment, I never felt much for Kane. The character was pretty flat and never came to shine.
|I enjoy David Baldacci's writing. There was a little predictability in the storyline. The plot starts off actually with 2 men, each in his own subplot, until midway through when the plots cross. I liked most of the characters, with the exception of Knox, who I felt didn't quite measure up for me. She seemed too "soft" for who I felt the character should be. Overall, though, I feel Baldacci fans will be happy with this book.
****I received this book thru a Goodread's giveaway from the publisher i I enjoy David Baldacci's writing. There was a little predictability in the storyline. The plot starts off actually with 2 men, each in his own subplot, until midway through when the plots cross. I liked most of the characters, with the exception of Knox, who I felt didn't quite measure up for me. She seemed too "soft" for who I felt the character should be. Overall, though, I feel Baldacci fans will be happy with this book.
****I received this book thru a Goodread's giveaway from the publisher in exchange for a fair review.****
A woman witnesses one of the most horrifying crimes of the century in this adult thriller. Let's review!
If you've been following my blog for any amount of time, you know this is not my typical read. My book club's pick this month is Dark Places. And let me tell you, I am so glad I read it!
This is a dark, terrifying book filled with suspense and mystery. Libby Day is seven years old when she overhears her family - mom and two sisters - brutally murdered. Her brother is pinned for the crime by Libby's own testimony. After twenty-five years, Libby decides to learn more about that night after being approached by members of a kill club (think true crime hobbyist). Interspersed between present day chapters narrated by Libby are chapters from the day of the crime narrated by her mom and brother.
Flynn knows how to create complicated characters. Libby is fabulous. She's not a Nora Roberts heroine - she's not well-adjusted from the events of the crime. She can't hold down a job, she scams people for money, and she steals people's stuff. Despite her many issues, I always understood her motivations. I also just genuinely liked her. Her brief moments of kindness toward others more than made up for her petty crimes. The rest of the characters are just as intricately created.
The mystery itself is interesting, propelling the reader forward. I honestly couldn't put it down, desperate to know the true events of that night. The ending is a bit of a let down, but the journey to the answers more than makes up for it.
Finally, I recommend skipping the movie all together. Despite the amazing cast, I can say wholeheartedly the book is 10 times better.
tl;dr: A suspenseful mystery featuring complicated characters and a gripping story.