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Libby Day was just seven years old when her older brother massacred her family while she hid in a cupboard. Her evidence helped put him away. Ever since then she has been drifting, surviving for over 20 years on the proceeds of the 'Libby Day fund'. But now the money is running out and Libby is desperate.

When she is offered $500 to do a guest appearance, she feels she has to accept. But this is no ordinary gathering. The Kill Club is a group of true-crime obsessives who share information on notorious murders, and they think her brother Ben is innocent. Ben was a social misfit, ground down by the small-town farming community in which he lived. But he did have a girlfriend - a brooding heavy metal fan called Diondra. Through her, Ben became involved with drugs and the dark arts. When the town suddenly turned against him, his thoughts turned black. But was he capable of murder?

Libby must delve into her family's past to uncover the truth - no matter how painful.

©2009 Gillian Flynn (P)2009 AudioGo Ltd

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  • Jennie Lou
  • 02-14-15

Not the best in my opinion.

Book was not as good as I expected. A bit repetitive & if I'm honest I found it long and boring.
Sorry

15 of 18 people found this review helpful

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  • Debra
  • 05-11-13

Compelling.

I loved every minute of this compelling and addictive story. Believable characters and refreshingly surprising outcome.

11 of 13 people found this review helpful

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  • Ailish
  • 12-14-16

Good book to read for Christmas

Narrator grew on me and story was gripping and full of twists, especially towards the end

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  • Susan
  • 12-04-16

Brilliant

I loved this book. Had me gripped right from the start. The read from this author again

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  • Miranda
  • 11-08-16

Weird and unrealistic twist but an okay listen

If you could sum up Dark Places in three words, what would they be?

The "twist" at the end is completely unrealistic and that ruined it for me

What about Lorelei King’s performance did you like?

I'm inherently annoyed by that type of accents so I think I'm biased

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  • FRANK
  • 09-03-16

Slow start but builds and builds

A slow burner, with unsympathetic characters but I really cared about Libby by the end

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  • jennywalters
  • 08-15-16

Great twist

loved it found the characters very different and was able to follow them all .

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  • Wras
  • 03-02-15

Meet all the people you never want to meet.

Like in Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn specialises in despicable people, humans that are vile and reprehensible, with few redeemable qualities that have an interesting story, a twisted tale.
This are visions of a bruised, abused Americana, where dog eat dog is the norm, a society where no one is happy, a bleak world where no amount of money is enough, to stop the decomposition of the society. but against your better judgement you stay a bit longer just to see what the appeal could possibly be, why would you spend time with this monsters? And before you know it you are in for the ride to the bitter satisfying end.
She is a good writer and understands lost souls like few,but I wonder how far will we follow her twisted tales into Gillian's Amerika.
Well read and acted.

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  • Blondie
  • 08-01-16

Predictable

Diverting enough but the ending lacked credibility, the characters were emotional stereotypes and didn't engage. Disappointing to anyone who expected the originality of Gone Girl

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  • Mark ODuffy
  • 07-27-16

Very good

Good story, great performance(that made it) and a good pace. Initially, about 10 minutes in, I was going to give this book a miss but stuck with it and was happy that I did-Recommended...

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  • Marie
  • 10-03-15

messed up in a good way

the characters were so messed up in this story. it was told very well and kept me on edge

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  • Penny Paras
  • 07-10-15

Great story, great narration

I really enjoyed this. The story was as riveting as the characters were disturbing. The narration was excellent.

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  • Joanne
  • 07-07-15

Great story

This story had me hooked I just loved it. I found the reader to be very easy to listen to. Definitely recommend!

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  • Bronz
  • 07-02-15

Dark Places

A great listen. Well read. A bit scary but I had to keep listening to find out what happened. Not real good if kids are listening though as the violence is often graphic and there are some explicit sex episodes. Good though.

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  • Shelly
  • 06-30-15

Really amazing

I read gone girl in light of the movie but I thought it was Okay. I did not know what to expect for Dark Place but as soon as I started I knew it was better than GG. I loved it and it had me looking side ways at people for days. fantastic writing and structure! the suspense was amazing

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  • emma
  • 06-24-15

Great story

Great story. Was on the edge of my seat the whole way through.
Looking forward to seeing the movie now.

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  • Dreaming of Chanel
  • 06-04-15

A great read

Wow the twists and turns. Kept me guessing which is nice for a change. Brilliantly told. Lessons *Don't believe everything you hear and *everyone has a story.

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  • Amelia
  • 06-02-15

Another great book by Gillian

Loved the book and eagerly devoured it in just a few days !

I think after home girls I was looking for the twist yet I still didn't see this one coming.

Great book looking fwd to seeing the movie now

Easy to listen to but with enough move and suspense to keep u listening

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  • Te
  • 05-21-15

Great read

Addictive. Very well written. Thrilling but sad. I enjoyed the change of characters from then to now. Each character was narrated so well.

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  • Michael Soo
  • 04-27-15

The dark places are found within

This is the story of Libby and Ben Day. When she was young, Libby helped send her brother to jail for murdering their family. Now in her thirties she begins the search for the truth. Much like Gone girl the story is told through the point of view of both Libby and Ben. Gillian gives us another malfunctioning family and a twist in the identity of the real killer. Crime fans will enjoy this book.