3 Reasons to Read 'Dark Places' by Gillian Flynn


This year, one of my New Year’s resolutions was to read more books. I usually would pick out many self-help books, but I decided to get Gillian Flynn’s Dark Places when I saw it at a thrift store. It was only $0.50 and I figured I would get it – why not?! It’s not really a long read (about 350 pages) but once I started I couldn’t put the book down. If you’re into Thrillers or exciting books that grab your attention, here are 3 reasons why you should check out Dark Places.

3.  You will be on the edge of your seat the entire time. I didn’t think I was much of a suspense/thriller kind of girl, but upon reading the first few chapters I was on the edge of my seat. The book is about Libby Day who was only seven years old when her mother and two sisters were brutally murdered. The entire story is told through 3 perspectives – Libby, her brother, and her mother – which keeps everything exciting and keeps you flipping from page to page. I’ve never read a book that was told from two different perspectives, let alone three, so this definitely made Dark Places hard to put down.

1. If you loved Gone Girl, you’ll love this book. I have to admit – I wasn’t really knowledgeable of Gillian Flynn prior to watching the movie for Gone Girl. I went into the movie theater not knowing what to expect. The entire film was filled with so much suspense that I clutched my imaginary pearls on numerous occasions. After I watched the film, it made me want to check out any other books from the author. When I saw this Dark Places at the thrift store I know I had to make the purchase – and I am sure glad that I did.

2. The film is coming out in late 2015. If you like reading the book prior to the movie coming out, then you’ll have plenty of time to snatch up a copy before Dark Places hits theaters later this fall. The film stars Charlize Theron as the lead character and also features Christina Hendricks and Nicolas Holt in supporting roles. Check out the dark trailer for the film here.

Do you like to read books before the film comes out of after? Would you recommend any books to read?