I spent the month of July reading Dark Places (actually I read it in about a week because it was due back at the library in the middle of the month). I have to say it lived up to my expectations and ended up being a really good book!
Just like the other 2 Gillian Flynn books, it took me about 50-100 pages to actually get into it because in the beginning I am just so confused. Then I begin to form my own hypothesis and it is fun to see if I was right about some things and wrong about others. I do have to say, the end was completely unexpected for me, just like Sharp Objects was. This is one of the reasons I like these books because they aren't predictable, or at least I didn't predict it!
Overall, I highly recommend checking out this book and other Gillian Flynn books! Especially if you enjoy mysteries like I do!