… The novel takes place in the Great Lakes region after a fictional swine flu pandemic, known as the “Georgia Flu”, has devastated the world, killing most of the population. It won the Arthur C. Clarke Award in 2015. …
Critics like the book for it’s unpretentious writing and unusual time-jumping plot line.
It works. Though most, like me, have many questions about this dystopia.
The only thing that ties characters together are two King Lear plays: one the day the plague arrives and another in the near future.
It centres around a farm family massacred in Kinnakee, Kansas.
The 15-year-old son is locked up as the killer. Only the youngest girl — Libby Day — survives.
Twenty-five years after the massacre, Libby, in need of money, meets with a group of amateur investigators who believe that her brother is innocent. She starts to believe her brother might actually be innocent.
They made a film of Dark Places (2015) too but from the trailer it looks to me they’ve changed the story quite a bit. It tanked. And has only 24% approval on Rotten Tomatoes.
John Grisham was working 60-70 hours a week at a small Southaven, Mississippi law practice, squeezing in time before going to the office and during courtroom recesses to work on his hobby—writing his first novel.