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
"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)
I'm a big fan of Gillian Flynn and I have listened to her other two books. Like the other two, this is a great mystery; however, the story is definitely DARK. The main character is somewhat frustrating at times and the story starts a bit slowly but overall it is a good read. The story goes back and forth from the present and past. While at first I did not like this format, it really helped flesh out the story in an interesting way. Like the other two books I found myself thinking about the story for days after I finished it. While Dark Places is not as good as Gone Girl or Sharp Objects, it is a solid read. The narrator's performance was good and didn't detract from the story.
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Just finished "Gone Girl" and had to download this... just finished this and have already downloaded "Sharp Objects". Twisting and turning suspense till the very end.
I'm listening to this one a second time and I am loving every second of it. It really is a great story.
It was great very edge of your seat listening. I would recommend this book
It hasent, was just good reading
I enjoyed listening to the different points of view, both in the present and the past.
The story was very compelling. I couldn't stop listening because I needed to know who was responsible for killing the Day family.
Fist time to listen to this group of narrators. I enjoyed all of them.
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This book fell flat for me. From the description I wanted it to be an awesome book but it was very wordy and kindof boring
I love a good book, but never have time to sit and read. Audible is wonderful for people like me. Even though my kids think I am a nerd for always having my headphones on, someday they will wish their college books were on audible!
I really like Gillian Flynn's books. This was a really good book and the narrators did a great job.
I love to shop & listen to audio bks
I had originally read Gone Girl first and liked it so much I bought both of the Gillian Flynn's other 2 books including this one. Gone Girl was fantastic and I feel Dark Places was just a little below fantastic. It was a great book with twists not expected. The only voice I didn't think "fit" was the character of Ben....thought it should have been a younger male. Other than that - it was worth the credit.
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