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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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    Natasha Trujillo 09-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    So much better then the gone girl crappy ending!!! Good listen and visible picture of story.

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    Kayla 08-31-15
    Kayla 08-31-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Slow moving, but suspenseful"

    This was a great overall plot, but like most Flynn novels it built really slow and ended in a too rushed ending. Loved the characters and the performance was absolutely amazing.

    Good mystery that made you constantly change your mind about "who done it" up until the very end.

    Not much humor and wasn't thrilling, but did keep you hooked because of the small treasures you learn along the way that make you determined to find out what really happened.

    I liked that the book went from the past to the present throughout.

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    Matt 08-30-15
    Matt 08-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Very well written. Flynn has a way of getting you attached to her characters.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    For the most part. Slow in some chapters, but awesome performances.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    Libby and Young Ben.....and Patti.....all of them. I loved them all.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me cringe at some points of description.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is sooooo good.

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    Carol 08-30-15
    Carol 08-30-15
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    "Enjoyable read. kept me guessing."

    Great book. First time listening to a book with more than one narrator. I was afraid I wouldn't like it but I loved it!

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    Jennifer 08-27-15
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    "Another dark story from Flynn"
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    Flynn is a great writer with a knack for twists. Her stories are definitely on the darker side, so don't expect a fluffy summer read, but they are definitely worth it.

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    Brittany Hill 08-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Very Good Book!"

    It started off slow, but boy was this book good! The ending is so surprising and you can picture everything happening. Excellent writing.

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    Jessica Tussey 08-27-15 Member Since 2016
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    "loved it!"

    finished in a few days. I listen to every chance I could get. keep me wanting to listen more to find out what happened next. this isn't very good author !

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    Stickerslug Premium Decals Tempe, AZ 08-27-15
    Stickerslug Premium Decals Tempe, AZ 08-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Superb storytelling and engaging crime plot"

    Excellent and engaging story from the outset. One qualm, was how the narrators voice for all of the male characters sounded too similar.

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    Kathryn Merrifield 08-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    "good story, great narration."

    good story, but I guessed who done it a little early on, or rather had a good idea. narration was excellent.

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    Danielle Viera 08-25-15
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    "OMG!"

    The story was amazing. Love the way the author held the reveal of the twist right up until the very end. Very good listen!

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