Publisher: Shaye Areheart Books
Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in “The Satan Sacrifice" of Kinnakee, Kansas.” She survived—and famously testified that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, the Kill Club—a secret secret society obsessed with notorious crimes—locates Libby and pumps her for details. They hope to discover proof that may free Ben. Libby hopes to turn a profit off her tragic history: She’ll reconnect with the players from that night and report her findings to the club—for a fee. As Libby’s search takes her from shabby Missouri strip clubs to abandoned Oklahoma tourist towns, the unimaginable truth emerges, and Libby finds herself right back where she started—on the run from a killer.
I wasn't a huge fan of Gone Girl, so when I received this for Christmas I procrastinated some. I assure you, I'm regretting it. This book was a treat from the beginning to the end. Each character was rounded off to the most minut detail. They were flawed and sometimes, disturbingly familiar. I had several "that person reminds me of..." moments, then lost count.
The mystery that attached itself to the "who killed the Days" was so layered and unveiled so timely I found myself absorbing every word. Sometimes I can read fast, it's just below slower than skimming and I can tell you everything about a book, but I found myself slowing, even putting off the last few chapters because I didn't want it to end, but at the same time, I was scrambling to know what happened.
I see it's a new movie so YEA! I'll be seeing it, but somehow doubt it will be as cool as this book.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Her book has received wide praise, including from authors such as Stephen King. The dark plot revolves around a serial killer in a Missouri town, and the reporter who has returned from Chicago to cover the event. Themes include dysfunctional families,violence and self-harm.
In 2007 the novel was shortlisted for the Mystery Writers of America Edgar for Best First Novel by an American Writer, Crime Writers' Association Duncan Lawrie, CWA New Blood and Ian Fleming Steel Daggers, winning in the last two categories.
Flynn, who lives in Chicago, grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. She graduated at the University of Kansas, and qualified for a Master's degree from Northwestern University.
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