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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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    Mutantatoms 09-24-15
    Mutantatoms 09-24-15

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    "Wow , not the story I was expecting."

    Probably one of the best written books I've read in awhile, though a dark book with twisted characters. Narrators were perfect for the characters and made the book exceptional.

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    mrselfdestruct15 09-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Freaky book"

    The book starts out really depressing and I was really saddened. Somewhere around chapter three it stops being super depressing and interesting. I really enjoyed the ending.

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    "Phenomenal read."

    This book was very captivating. it follows very smoothly, the narrators are adequate in their performance's, and the ending was killer.

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    Amazon Customer 09-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "it leaves the reader in a dark place!"

    Gets gruesome at times. Hard to listen to during certain chapters.

    Love the author's ability to make the characters relatable.

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    Kylie 09-21-15
    Kylie 09-21-15
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    thriller, kept me on the edge of my seat! listened on a move from Indiana to Minnesota and couldn't stop for anything!

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    Sonia 09-20-15
    Sonia 09-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story telling"

    Not my favorite ending, but really enjoyed the characters. I did enjoy the twist to the plot I definitely didn't see it coming. The ending wasn't as satisfying as I was hoping it would be. The main character was easy to listen to overall a great book.

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    Neil 09-19-15
    Neil 09-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Just got better and better!"

    As the story developed it really pulls you in. Readers were clear to hear. Great listen!

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    Amy in TX 09-18-15
    Amy in TX 09-18-15
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    "CREEPY!"
    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I was completely enthralled with this audiobook. I couldn't put it down, but almost in a creepy way. It gave me the chills, and the narrators kept my attention the whole time. Tense anticipation was probably my constant reaction.


    Any additional comments?

    I've read (not listened) to Gone Girl first. This is a completely different storyline but you get the same NO CLUE what is going to happen thing. I will say that in Gone Girl, what I didn't like was how terrible the characters were to each other. This wasn't like that. I left this audiobook thinking "What a good book!" but also felt creeped out. lol Enjoy!

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    Angela Perez 09-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Captivating"

    I couldn't stop listening, enjoyed every minute. it will always keep you guessing. love the story

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    Jane Bownes 09-17-15
    Jane Bownes 09-17-15
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    "loved it"

    narators voice captures the tone of the story as you are dragged back into the darkness of on horrific, twisted day. one that she has avoid for so long and yet has shaped every waking moment of her life. what really happened and who was it who really killed the Days?

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