Dark Places
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Dark Places


From The #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Of Gone Girl

Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in “The Satan Sacrifice" of Kinnakee, Kansas. She survived—and famously testified that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, the Kill Club—a secret secret society obsessed with notorious crimes—locates Libby and pumps her for details. They hope to discover proof that may free Ben. Libby hopes to turn a profit off her tragic history: She’ll reconnect with the players from that night and report her findings to the club—for a fee. As Libby’s search takes her from shabby Missouri strip clubs to abandoned Oklahoma tourist towns, the unimaginable truth emerges, and Libby finds herself right back where she started—on the run from a killer.

Title:Dark Places
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:349 pages

    Dark Places Reviews

  • Emily May
    Apr 22, 2016

    “I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ. Slit me at my belly and it might slide out, meaty and dark, drop on the floor so you could stomp on it.” I highly recommend reading this whilst sit...

  • Kat O'Keeffe
    Aug 10, 2015

    I loved the writing style and the characterization so much--Gillian Flynn is a fantastic author! And I was so hooked by the mystery right away, I just flew through this book. Toward the end I did feel...

  • karen
    Sep 21, 2014

    i was not a lovable child, and i'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. draw a picture of my soul, and it'd be a scribble with fangs.gillian flynn sure does love writing about horrible people doing ho...

  • Tatiana
    Oct 02, 2010

    As seen on The ReadventurerSeriously, what goes on in Gillian Flynn's head? She writes the freakiest stuff. Sharp Objects was nasty enough, and Dark Places is just as vile. Luckily for her, I (along w...

  • Sue Bridehead (A Pseudonym)
    Jan 14, 2014

    Normally I wouldn't give a genre book like this a 5-star review, because I'm picky and controlling about handing out major praise. How could a crime/mystery be as good as, say, Thomas Hardy or Alice M...

  • Terry
    Dec 03, 2013

    Gillian Flynn's first novel, Sharp Objects, was interestingly disturbing; in fact, it walked a razor-thin line between "Huh, you certainly don't read that every day" and "Gillian Flynn has some serrrr...

  • Raeleen Lemay
    May 03, 2015

    I have now officially read all of Gillian Flynn's books, and I really enjoyed this one!The story and the characters were so twisted, and the last hour or so of the audiobook was insaaaane. ...

  • Alejandro
    Jun 26, 2015

    Gripping and entertained! DAYS GO BY You gotta believe in something, right? Everyone has their thing. This is my second novel by Gillian Flynn, and now I am realizing that I have been reading them ...

  • Kemper
    Sep 22, 2014

    As someone who grew up in rural Kansas and has lived in the suburbs of Kansas City for the last fourteen years, I made my peace long ago with the fact that I don’t reside in one of the hip places on...

  • Nataliya
    Dec 07, 2014

    Lesson learned # 1: Gillian Flynn is excellent at creating unpleasant characters and disturbing situations. “I was not a lovable child, and I'd grown into a deeply unlovable adult. Draw a picture of...

About Gillian Flynn

Gillian Flynn

Gillian Flynn is an American author and television critic for Entertainment Weekly. She has so far written three novels, Sharp Objects, for which she won the 2007 Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for the best thriller; Dark Places; and her best-selling third novel Gone Girl.Her book has received wide praise, including from authors such as Stephen King. The dark plot revolves around a serial killer in a Mi