Dark Places is the first novel by Gillian Flynn I've read and I must say that I loved it. The story was complex and creepy; it was hard for me to put it down. I didn't want to stop reading until I knew for sure what exactly happened that led to the deaths of a normal family. I know a lot of people said that the character of Libby Day was unlikeable but I couldn't help but like her! She had so many issues; she was rude, selfish, careless, and so many other things but I was rooting for her from the start. I wanted her to find out what really happened that night as badly as I wanted to know for myself. The fact that I couldn't figure out how the book was going to end was amazing since a lot of times I can at least semi-guess how something will end.
I also loved how we were given different perspectives. One from Libby in present time, one from Patty (the mother) on the day of and before the murders, and then Ben (the brother/ suspected murderer) also in the past. These different perspectives helped clear up all the loose ends and made the ending feel complete.
I can't wait to get the rest of Gillian Flynn’s books because one just isn't enough for me.