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Dark Places

by Gillian Flynn

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Title:Dark Places
Authors:Gillian Flynn
Info:Phoenix, Paperback
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Dark Places: A Novel by Gillian Flynn

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Libby Day's two older sisters, Michelle and Debby, and her mother, Patty, were murdered in their home. The murder was known as "The Satan Sacrifice" - a Satanic bloodbath with hateful words smeared on the walls. Libby was only seven-years-old when she testified that her fifteen-year-old brother Ben was the one who killed them. Twenty-five years have passed without Libby ever visiting Ben. A member of a secret society obsessed with notorious crimes contacts Libby in hopes of finding proof that will set Ben free. Libby only wants money, so she'll talk to the suspects from that night for a fee. As the truth comes out, she finds herself on the run from a killer. Again.

This book was raw and gritty. The characters were well-developed. I couldn't wait to find out what happened to the Day's that night and feared that with all the build up I would be disappointed. But I wasn't! I liked looking back at that day, as told by Ben and Patty, and seeing how all these little things went wrong and added to their frustration and desperation. A very dark and interesting read. ( )
  jenn88 | Apr 25, 2017 |
Not terrible, but not terribly gripping either. It is hard to be invested in a mystery/thriller when you don't really care about the main character, secondary characters, or minor characters. Still, you can sit down and plow through it in an evening. ( )
  Paulnakhiv | Apr 18, 2017 |
Great book. ( )
  CorTim2 | Apr 4, 2017 |
Great book. Somber, dark, sad and deep
  AGavazzoni | Mar 29, 2017 |
Wow. The title of this book, Dark Places, is certainly an appropriate title. You were definitely taken to many disturbing dark places throughout the whole book. Dysfunctional families, drugs, bullying, to name a few. ANd the unexpected twist at the end will leave you stunned. It is also disturbing because this could be reality.....is reality. The week I finished the book, the breaking news was a family of eight being murdered in their home in Ohio.
  sarahjvigen | Mar 23, 2017 |
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Gillian Flynnprimary authorall editionscalculated
Campbell, CassandraNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Deakins, MarkNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dean, RobertsonNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lowman, RebeccaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lyytinen, MariaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The Days were a clan that mighta lived long, But Ben Day's head got screwed on wrong, That boy craved dark Satan's power, So he killed his family in one nasty hour, Little Michelle he strangled in the night, Then chopped up Debby: a bloody sight, Mother Patty he saved for last, Blew off her head with a shotgun blast, Baby Libby somehow survived, But to live through that ain't much a life --Schoolyard Rhyme, circa 1985
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To my dashing husband, Brett Nolan
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I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ.
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“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. It’s the Day blood. Something’s wrong with it. I was never a good little girl, and I got worse after the murders.”
“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.”
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Libby Day, still haunted by the day she witnessed the murder of her family on their farm in Kinnakee, Kansas, and twenty-five-years after testifying that her fifteen-year-old brother Ben was the killer, Libby is contacted by the Kill Club and devises a money making scheme that leads her back into a killer's path.
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After witnessing the murder of her mother and sisters, seven-year-old Libby Day testifies against her brother Ben, but twenty-five years later she tries to profit from her tragic history and admit that her story might not have been accurate.

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