All posts tagged: dark places

12 Days of Bookmas – What to buy – The Detective (or potential future axe murderer)

Hello and welcome to another Day of Bookmas. Today I will be giving some recommendations for people who like reading about murder for one reason or another. I only started reading mysteries/thrillers about a year ago, but I’ve really enjoyed every one I’ve read, and they are a great choice for gifts. 1 – The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris This book is so fantastic. We’ve all seen the fantastic movie and thought it was fantastic, because who couldn’t love it? But the book is even better. It is written absolutely perfectly. The language is deceptively simple, but it’s perfect. And Clarice Starling is a bad ass feminist. Get it here: The Book Depository, Amazon. 2 – Night Film by Marisha Pessl So this is my current read for #ReadWomen in December, but I feel like it is the sort of book that would make the perfect gift to show your Detective that you love them, or to get on the good side of any potential murderers so they don’t kill you. This is …

Book Review: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

“I assumed everything bad in the world could happen, because everything bad in the world already did happen.” I picked this one up fairly soon after finishing Gone Girl because I was just so intrigued with Gillian Flynn’s incredibly writing and the way she sees the world. The way she highlights the stark truths that are right in front of us but we are often too distracted to see.I just needed more of it. What’s it about: Libby Day’s family was brutally murdered when she was seven, suspected as part of a Satanic ritual, and her testimony against her brother, Ben, put him in jail for life. Years later, she meets a group of people obsessed with her family’s murder who believe that Ben is innocent. “It was surprising that you could spend hours in the middle of the night pretending things were okay, and know in thirty seconds of daylight that simply wasn’t so.” What did I think: In true Gillian Flynn fashion, this was a nasty little scab of a book. That is not to …