Never, ever, EVER has an author jumped to my top 3 in under half a book. Gillian Flynn is a first. After devouring ‘Gone Girl‘ I HAD to read another. Again l forgot meals, a sane bedtime, and social interaction for the week it took me to finish this incredible book. And again there was NO. putting. this. book. down! Immediately after I finished I tossed her other book into my hold list at the library.
Here’s the synopsis (from Gillian Flynn’s website):
Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in “The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas.” As her family lay dying, little Libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing January snow. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survived–and famously testified that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, Ben sits in prison, and troubled Libby lives off the dregs of a trust created by well-wishers who’ve long forgotten her.
The Kill Club is a macabre secret society obsessed with notorious crimes. When they locate Libby and pump her for details–proof they hope may free Ben–Libby hatches a plan to profit off her tragic history. For a fee, she’ll reconnect with the players from that night and report her findings to the club… and maybe she’ll admit her testimony wasn’t so solid after all.