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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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    "Excellent story"

    Raw imagination proven in this excellent story.
    Looking forward to reading the rest of Ms. Flynn's books.

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    Patti W. Minneapolis, MN 09-30-15
    Patti W. Minneapolis, MN 09-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome twisted story!"

    The book grabbed my attention! Loved every minute! The actors did a great job with the character voices! Wonderful book!

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    Ariel 09-30-15
    Ariel 09-30-15
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    "Narration will BLOW your mind!"
    Would you listen to Dark Places again? Why?

    Yes, most definitely! I would also like to see the movie. The way this book is written is absolutely enthralling. 3 different narrators, all amazing! 3 different story lines bending and twist to make the whole picture. Definitely the best one yet! Use your credit, you will not regret it!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dark Places?

    My most memorable moment from Dark Places would have to be the anticipation you feel when one story line ends, for the moment, and you are left thinking, "Omg, what next??!..." However, you are not disappointed long! Right when you feel like you wish they would tell you something, you get thrown into the next view point and you get sucked into that part. This book has the ability to make you feel like you are right there, in the story, watching it all happen!


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A more visible picture. When physically reading you all have your imagination, which can be great. However, when listening to Dark Places you get the pleasure of defining the characters for thoroughly. These characters are able to be associated with the same voice each time. In the case of Dark Places, you get 3 different people who have an amazing talent to voice for several. This makes the book come to life! It's honestly amazing!


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    Zakia 09-30-15
    Zakia 09-30-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great read"

    I truly love the way the author writes her novels and all her books are just better than the last!

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    "Great Book!"

    loved this book! kept me guessing till the end. Excellent thriller to listen to. Will probably listen again!

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    Lisa Saliture 09-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "love this book! Libby is hard, vulgar and honest."

    The terror relived by Libby freaked me out! Great read and a scary ride throughout!

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    Warrior 09-26-15
    Warrior 09-26-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Gillian Flynn has done it again"

    The multitude of characters and possible suspects are well woven, gradually rolled out and kept you wondering til the very end. Enjoyed this book immensely. Can't wait for the next one.

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    Andrea 09-25-15
    Andrea 09-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "great read! good character development."

    this was a good read. mid way in, it's hard to put down, but kinda slow in the beginning.

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    Rebecca 09-24-15
    Rebecca 09-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "If true crime is your thing"

    I think I enjoyed this more than gone girl. I really dig true crime stuff and Dark Places really got to that part of me. If you're anything like me and find yourself watching old 20/20 mystery shit at 3am or got into the true crime phenomenon that was the podcast serial then this book is definitely for you.

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    Jennifer A. Salvatore Palm Coast, FL USA 09-24-15
    Jennifer A. Salvatore Palm Coast, FL USA 09-24-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Definitely dark"

    This book was great because it kept me guessing "who done it" the whole time and I listened to it whenever I could

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