For many reasons it has taken me a while to write my review of this book, which I actually finished back in November.
I must be one of the few people who haven’t read Flynn’s massively popular ‘Gone Girl’, although I have seen the film adaptation so I was expecting this to be similarly dark, with unexpected twists.
And in that way it didn’t disappoint. In fact it was incredibly dark; at times a little too dark for my taste. The story follows the now grown-up only survivor of a family massacre, Libby Day. She is invited to speak to a group about what happened to her and is then lead into investigating whether her brother is as guilty as she believed (and testified to).
It is exciting and dramatic and a page turner but it is also a deeply unsettling and disturbing story with very few (if any) likeable characters within it. The ending left me a little disappointed too, but to go into why would ruin the story for anyone yet to experience it.
Give it a go if you enjoy page-turners but be prepared to find some highly unsettling ideas within.