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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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    judyaconnolly 05-09-16
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    "This book gave me anxiety"

    I was on the edge of my seat throughout this entire book. I found the story thick enough to draw me in and make me uncomfortable at times clinging to Ben's story.

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    Rodnal Brotherton 05-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "My Favorite Gillian Flynn book!"

    I've read Gone Girl and Sharp objects but this was without a doubt my favorite. This book completely caught me off guard at the end.

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    Lindsay Jones 04-23-16
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    "Great book -- semi predictable"

    I really did enjoy this book. I love all the characters and suspense. The only thing I didn't like was that towards the end it was kind of a predictable twist.... But she set you up for that. It was fun though, I'd recommend it.

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    barbie 04-21-16
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    "One of my favorites"

    Dark places is one book I can re listen to. It always keeps my intrigued!

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    Kayla Luhrs 04-19-16
    Kayla Luhrs 04-19-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Awesome!"

    This book was addicting! I couldn't pause it! Just twisted enough to keep you intrigued without feeling creeped out. One of the best audio books I've listened to!

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    MM 04-14-16
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    "In my opinion, don't waste your money"
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    Very disappointed in this story. I almost quit several times but wanted to know what happened. Disappointed in ending and really didn't enjoy the whole story.

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    Darlan 04-13-16
    Darlan 04-13-16
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    "A great Mystery"

    I highly enjoyed it. At first it was hard to get into it, but as the plot unraveled it got way more captivating.

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    kilementine 04-12-16
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    "First Gillian Flynn"
    What made the experience of listening to Dark Places the most enjoyable?

    This was one of the first Gillian Flynn novel I have read. It is a little predictable and slow, but overall not a terrible read.


    What aspect of the narrators’s performance would you have changed?

    The narrator started to become monotone at times.


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    Amanda Phillips 04-12-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Title Says it All"

    The scenes and story line of this book were too dark for my liking. I found myself wishing the story would wrap up so it would be over, rather than enjoying the narrative and plot twists of her other books. I can't recommend this to others though and I might be done with Flynn all together.... seriously dark story lines in all her stuff. it's just too much for me, but others may love it.

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    A 04-11-16
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    "reeling by the end!"

    I struggled through the first 4 or 5 hours of this book. the main character is so whiny and pathetic, it takes a lot of effort to give a shit. however, after getting to a little before halfway (on a road trip through kansas/nebraska - ironically!) I became deeply involved in the story. I would recommend for mystery lovers.

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