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Dark Places Audiobook
Dark Places
Written by: 
Gillian Flynn
Narrated by: 
Rebecca Lowman, Cassandra Campbell, Mark Deakins, Robertson Dean
Dark Places Audiobook

Dark Places: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in "The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas". As her family lay dying, little Libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing January snow. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survived, and famously testified that her 15-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer.

Twenty-five years later, Ben sits in prison, and troubled Libby lives off the dregs of a trust created by well-wishers who've long forgotten her.

The Kill Club is a macabre secret society obsessed with notorious crimes. When they locate Libby and pump her for details, proof they hope may free Ben, Libby hatches a plan to profit off her tragic history. For a fee, she'll reconnect with the players from that night and report her findings to the club...and maybe she'll admit her testimony wasn't so solid after all.

As Libby's search takes her from shabby Missouri strip clubs to abandoned Oklahoma tourist towns, the narrative flashes back to January 2, 1985. The events of that day are relayed through the eyes of Libby's doomed family members, including Ben, a loner whose rage over his shiftless father and their failing farm have driven him into a disturbing friendship with the new girl in town.

Piece by piece, the unimaginable truth emerges, and Libby finds herself right back where she started...on the run from a killer.

©2009 Gillian Flynn; (P)2009 Random House

What the Critics Say

"Gillian Flynn is the real deal, a sharp, acerbic, and compelling storyteller with a knack for the macabre." (Stephen King)
"A gritty, riveting thriller with a one-of-a-kind, tart-tongued heroine." (Booklist)

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    Gabrielle N Mccants Pauley Richmond Hill, georgia, US 09-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    Pretty good book. Not as good as Dark Places but still pretty good. I was a little slow in the middle.

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    Mary G. 09-10-15
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I finished it to see what would happen, but it wasn't an enjoyable story. None of the characters were likable and it was just morose. The narrators were good at narrating a depressing story, but it really wasn't my cuppa.


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    I really enjoyed the book! It was suspenseful and made me want to keep listening. There were just enough twists to keep me interested but not so many that it was confusing.

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    I really enjoyed this book. I was intrigued since I thought Gone Girl was excellent and I was not disappointed. The story was a little dark at times but definitely worth a read.

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    Unpredictable whodunit, beautifully written. Didn't want to put it down; hate that it's over.

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    A. Wardlaw New York, NY 09-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    Not the easiest story to stomach but this is excellent. I was completely hooked. Highly recommend.

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    If you love gone girl you'll love this. Great suspenseful mystery! The narration was top notch too!

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    I enjoyed this book. However, I wasn't pleased with the ending. The story was wrapped up nicely but it just sort of ends. Enjoyed Gone Girl much better.

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    Jill 09-03-15
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    "Great writing. little too dark for me."

    But if you like that kind of mystery, you'll love this plot. I struggled to finish.

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    Great story. Kept me listening even when I was afraid to hear what would happen.

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