As a huge fan of Gone Girl (both the book & the movie), when I heard my friends talking about the page turner that is Dark Places by Gillian Flynn, I had to give it a go. Boy oh boy is this book an exciting/scary/edge of your seat/can't put it down summer read.
I was browsing the aisles in New York's famous Strand Book Store, and discovered a used (and therefore cheaper) copy of Dark Places near the front of the store while on my way out. I immediately picked it up and purchased it, because I'd heard a bit of chatter amongst my friends about how great it was. I didn't know the synopsis of the book, and I didn't want to know...I find it's more exciting to read a book, especially when it's in that in-between phase of being a popular best seller to a full blown phenomenon like Gone Girl, when I know nothing about it.
Therefore, I won't give you any clues to what Dark Places is about. I can tell you it's a page turning thriller, scarier than Gone Girl (warning: I had a few nights where I couldn't read before bed because I got too scared!) and that I read it in 3 days. I simply couldn't put it down and it's a great summer read because it takes you along for the ride instead of feeling like a long, drawn out book. Highly, highly recommend!