I love to read just about anything, as long as it's fiction. I read for me - that means I read what I want, when I want. My reviews tend to mostly be based on how I'm able to personally connect with the story/characters. They are not intended to influence someone to read, or not read, a particular book. I always encourage people to take a chance and make up your own mind.
Oh, and I love chocolate.
Gillian Flynn knows how to write a dark and twisted book, that's for sure. Dark Places kept me engaged and trying to figure out who killed the Day family. I wasn't sure at first about the multiple narration, but I ended up liking how it helped to keep me guessing. I had a few theories, and my main one was partially right. The fact I could never fully commit to my own theory is a credit to Flynn on a job well done. The only thing I want to nitpick on is that there were no likable characters. Sure I was rooting for Libby, but she wasn't exactly likable. Not a single likable character in the book -- waitresses, strangers, neighbors, friends... even Libby's cat. From their behavior to their appearance, they were all presented as unsavory. It kind of put me in an 'unbelievable' state. Despite that, a very good book and well worth the read.