You can see my review here.) Despite those feelings, I knew I had to read more because in the end I was impressed with her writing and skill to keep me guessing. So, I decided to read her novel Dark Places next.
In Dark Places, we meet Libby Day, a young woman with a tragic past and difficult present. When she was only seven, her mother and two sisters were brutally murdered. Libby was able to escape, but it was her testimony that would convict her brother in the family's deaths. Now, more than twenty years later, Libby connects with a secret society that is fascinated with her brother's case . . . and they believe that he is innocent. Libby needs the money, so she cooperates with them, leading her down a very dark path.
Dark Places is not twisted like Flynn's Gone Girl, but it still provides the reader with a complicated story that left me guessing. There are times that proved to be difficult to read (Flynn did not skimp on the tragedies or the characters), but she cemented my belief in her talent. She is good with the dark side of human nature, and for some reason, I want more.
Have you had the pleasure (if that's what you want to call it!) of discovering Flynn's work beyond Gone Girl? How do you think they compare to the blockbuster hit?