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Not an easy read,
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This review is from: Dark Places (Kindle Edition)
I decided to read this book after having read 'Gone Girl' by the same author which really impressed me. Unfortunately I didn't enjoy this book as much. There are some characters you can care about (eg Patty) but most are frankly hideous and without any admirable qualities. Once I start a book I always aim to finish it but this really was a difficult read - not in terms of language but content. I did finish it but with a heavy heart. There is a lot of unpleasantness the reader has to wade through if they want to get to the bottom of the mystery. The description of the satanic ritual slaughter of a cow is horrific and I don't see why the author relished in providing so much detail.