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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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  • Snowdrop
  • 07-25-16

Brilllian book

What did you like most about Dark Places?

The twists and turns. A real page turner.

What other book might you compare Dark Places to, and why?

Gone Girl. Kept you guessing and trying to figure it out.

What about Lorelei King’s performance did you like?

It was very well read, not patronising or stilted.

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

Neither. It does shock though at times.

Any additional comments?

Looking for a book of similar depth.

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  • MRS S WEST
  • 07-16-16

Great thriller!

Gripping story from the start, kept me guessing until the very end! Narration flowed well.

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  • laatkins
  • 07-15-16

Didn't enjoy it at all.

Didn't like the characters so couldn't really get into the story. tried a couple of times but as I re started I needed to finish it. but I personally wouldn't recommend this story. very disappointed.

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  • mj
  • 06-24-16

Great twists!!!

I loved listening to this book. The story has twists and all are believable.
The characters are great and the details interesting.

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  • Carol
  • 06-21-16

a good read

i like this author. i like her style and the twists of her stories. dark places is a good read.

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  • Sandra
  • 05-24-16

Well thought out plot

I couldn't put it down. I'm a sucker for suspense and the writer had me wondering all through the story.

It was an uplifting story of redemption as well as a mystery solver.

The narrator was excellent. Loved her use of accents and voices.

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  • miss
  • 05-06-16

Creepy with plenty of suspense

Would you listen to Dark Places again? Why?

I don't think so, that's not to say I didn't enjoy listening to this book though. A big part of the appeal was that the 'whodunnit' which was saved right until the end of the story. Now I know I don't think I would listen again.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the main character, Libby Day. A complicated, difficult individual with some less than endearing character traits but that I still really liked. <br/><br/>I love Flynn's use of dark, descriptive language as well. A great scene setter without going in to chapters and chapters of descriptive language. You get a really good idea of the way people look and the enviroment around them.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The end chapters where the story is tied together. I did have a good idea of 'whodunnit' from part way through the story but it was satisfying to hear it confirmed.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, it's a short book but I wanted to charge through it!

Any additional comments?

Creepy, suspenseful and gruesome in places. A great Gillian Flynn novel

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  • Ms. Catherine R. Bridges
  • 05-05-16

Only Alright

I found this really hard going. None of the characters were likable or relatable and the story was quite fragmented.

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  • Andy W
  • 05-05-16

good story

great story with great characters and brilliant narration kept me guessing to the very end.

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  • Anthony Christie
  • 05-05-16

Great story.

If you liked "Gone Girl" you'll enjoy this too. Clever plot and interesting characters. Never dull.

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  • emily
  • 04-23-15

incredibly addictive

this was an incredibly addictive read. good story. good characters. i would definitely listen again.

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  • Victoria
  • 03-19-15

Better than Gone Girl

Evocative, lyrical writing. Brings the life of a poor farming family blighted by bad luck and tragedy vividly to life.

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  • Kobi
  • 03-22-15

Made Me Sick, In A Good Way

I loved Gone Girl and after finishing it wanted more. I was afraid though this book would not be as good, but I was pleasantly surprised. It kept my attention with enough intrigue and mystery to keep it moving. Normally I steer clear of these types of books, but I found it to engaging and though the ending made me feel nauseous it was very good and has left me hungry for another by Gillian Flynn.

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  • Yvonne
  • 03-16-15

Wow, cannot wait for the movie!

I loved Gone Girl. Author is very good in keeping one guessing! Twists and turnes made for long nonstop hours of listening. Some times I would pass my house driving just to hear what will happen next. Growing up in the 80's the storyline was always in the back of every teenagers mind. Still wonders if this could happen under our noses today. Have to have a strong stomach in some scenes. Will make a good movie.

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