Dark Places

Dark Places From The New York Times Bestselling Author Of Gone GirlLibby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee Kansas She survived and famously testifie

  • Title: Dark Places
  • Author: Gillian Flynn
  • ISBN: 9780307341563
  • Page: 368
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From The 1 New York Times Bestselling Author Of Gone GirlLibby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas She survived and famously testified that her fifteen year old brother, Ben, was the killer Twenty five years later, the Kill Club a secret secret society obsessed with notorious crimes locates Libby and pFrom The 1 New York Times Bestselling Author Of Gone GirlLibby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas She survived and famously testified that her fifteen year old brother, Ben, was the killer Twenty five years later, the Kill Club a secret secret society obsessed with notorious crimes locates Libby and pumps her for details They hope to discover proof that may free Ben Libby hopes to turn a profit off her tragic history She ll reconnect with the players from that night and report her findings to the club for a fee As Libby s search takes her from shabby Missouri strip clubs to abandoned Oklahoma tourist towns, the unimaginable truth emerges, and Libby finds herself right back where she started on the run from a killer.

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    1. Gillian Flynn

      Gillian Flynn is an American author and television critic for Entertainment Weekly She has so far written three novels, Sharp Objects, for which she won the 2007 Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for the best thriller Dark Places and her best selling third novel Gone Girl.Her book has received wide praise, including from authors such as Stephen King The dark plot revolves around a serial killer in a Missouri town, and the reporter who has returned from Chicago to cover the event Themes include dysfunctional families,violence and self harm.In 2007 the novel was shortlisted for the Mystery Writers of America Edgar for Best First Novel by an American Writer, Crime Writers Association Duncan Lawrie, CWA New Blood and Ian Fleming Steel Daggers, winning in the last two categories.Flynn, who lives in Chicago, grew up in Kansas City, Missouri She graduated at the University of Kansas, and qualified for a Master s degree from Northwestern University.Review Quotes Gillian Flynn is the real deal, a sharp, acerbic, and compelling storyteller with a knack for the macabre Stephen King

    115 thoughts on “Dark Places”

    1. I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ Slit me at my belly and it might slide out, meaty and dark, drop on the floor so you could stomp on it I highly recommend reading this whilst sitting in the sun with plenty of happy people around you as I did that way you can avoid contracting something evil and nasty from its pages, and also avoid losing any hope you had for humanity Okay, sorry, I make it sound so negative when actually this book is pretty fantastic if you can stomach the horrors w [...]


    2. I loved the writing style and the characterization so much Gillian Flynn is a fantastic author And I was so hooked by the mystery right away, I just flew through this book Toward the end I did feel like we lost a little steam, but all the twists and revelations still kept things interesting, and overall I thoroughly enjoyed this Definitely looking forward to seeing the movie, and probably picking up Gone Girl very soon here


    3. i was not a lovable child, and i d grown into a deeply unlovable adult draw a picture of my soul, and it d be a scribble with fangsllian flynn sure does love writing about horrible people doing horrible thingsd i sure do love reading about them especially because she isn t one of those writers coasting on shock value and can you belieeeeeve a delicate flower of a woman is writing this but she can really tell a story and i, for one, was completely surprised and pleased by the ending of this onebb [...]


    4. As seen on The ReadventurerSeriously, what goes on in Gillian Flynn s head She writes the freakiest stuff Sharp Objects was nasty enough, and Dark Places is just as vile Luckily for her, I along with millions of people like vile now and then.Libby Day is a sole survivor of a horrendous massacre Her mother and two sisters were brutally killed one winter night and, mostly thanks to Libby s testimony, the murders were attributed to Libby s older brother Ben, an alleged active Satan worshiper Now, a [...]


    5. 4.5 Stars Gillian Flynn scares me.But it s a good scare A keep you up all night anxiously reading because closing the book is not an option kinda scare If you thought Gone Girl was twisted, make room for Dark Places because this suspenseful thriller takes freaky to a whole nuther level.I went in thinking I was fully prepared.I wasn t This book is so astoundinglydemented, it truly makes me wonder exactly how Miss Flynn thinks up such bold scenarios The plot is so out there , yet way too close cre [...]


    6. BR with Scarlet The truly frightening flaw in humanity is our capacity for cruelty we all have it I have no emotions left.This is a book that will stay with me forever It left me speechless in different ways, with pretty intense emotions from anger and sadness coupled with hopelessness.This is not just a thriller mystery suspense novel but an absolute psychological roller coaster I found myself almost too scared to keep reading, but so riveted I just HAD to find out what would happen next.Gillia [...]


    7. Normally I wouldn t give a genre book like this a 5 star review, because I m picky and controlling about handing out major praise How could a crime mystery be as good as, say, Thomas Hardy or Alice Munro Apples and oranges.But I just finished this about five minutes ago, and it made me gasp It s so good a well paced page turner, beautifully wrought I literally couldn t put it down for longer than a couple hours at a time once I picked it up with the exception of sleep.According to her Acknowledg [...]


    8. Gillian Flynn s first novel, Sharp Objects, was interestingly disturbing in fact, it walked a razor thin line between Huh, you certainly don t read that every day and Gillian Flynn has some serrrriiiious issues and I m a little bit afraid of her I wasn t sure whether I respected her extremely dark side or her dark side is so dark it makes her books kind of uncomfortable to read Strangely enough once you know the story outline Dark Places actually has a conventional plot than Sharp Objects, and [...]


    9. I have now officially read all of Gillian Flynn s books, and I really enjoyed this one The story and the characters were so twisted, and the last hour or so of the audiobook was insaaaane.


    10. Gripping and entertained DAYS GO BYYou gotta believe in something, right Everyone has their thing.This is my second novel by Gillian Flynn, and now I am realizing that I have been reading them backwards, I mean in the opposite publishing order, but this has been due mainly the order of film adaptations However, I won t wait until having any film adaptation of Sharp Objects, to read that one I do hope to read it in the following months.My reading experience with Gone Girl wasn t any good as I wou [...]


    11. As someone who grew up in rural Kansas and has lived in the suburbs of Kansas City for the last fourteen years, I made my peace long ago with the fact that I don t reside in one of the hip places on the map The only Kansas based things that have worked their way into popular culture are In Cold Blood and that goddamn Wizard of Oz As a Kansan, I listen to everyone I ve met from somewhere else do the I guess you re not in Kansas any Ha ha thing and can barely resist the urge to punch them in the t [...]


    12. When person or persons unknown murdered her entire family, seven year old Libby Day managed to escape and fingered her brother Ben as the killer Now, decades later, she s dysfunctional and nearly penniless, and after meeting some true crime enthusiasts, isn t so sure her brother was the murderer after all Can Libby discover the truth After dodging Gillian Flynn for years in the wake of Gone Girl, I finally caved it when this showed up in one of my daily cheap ebook emails Gillian Flynn, where ha [...]


    13. Lesson learned 1 Gillian Flynn is excellent at creating unpleasant characters and disturbing situations I was not a lovable child, and I d grown into a deeply unlovable adult Draw a picture of my soul, and it d be a scribble with fangs Lesson learned 2 Reading her books in a dark apartment at 3 am is a big making skin crawl mistake.Dark Placesis a book capable of leaving a nasty aftertaste and vague uncomfortable feeling for days after finishing it I strongly suspect it is its intended effect Fo [...]


    14. This is by far my favorite book ever I started this knowing how much I enjoyed Gone Girl and when I got started with this I couldn t put it down My soul bonded to this book from the first word Page turner and an unforgettable ride A hell of a ride The movie is just as good and I can rarely say that about books and movies Ugh, great, spectacular, amazing, eventful, mind blowing, utterly fantastic Read this book After reading Gillian Flynn s Gone Girl I knew I had to read her other novels I AM SO [...]


    15. 4.5 stars breathes deeply What a ride Finally a mystery that keeps its appeal intact after the first 50% and does not make me roll my eyes all duh like in the end Let s see why, shall we Highly recommended if you can stomach the depression whispers In the end, I even rooted for Libby Don t ask me why I just did Nobody s perfect, okay I said that the characters made me sick, but oh, the sadness The despair The misunderstandings The loneliness My heart aches from lack of hope.For of my reviews, p [...]


    16. Well I can t really say that I liked this book None of the characters are likable, including the main character Libby Day s family was killed by her brother when she was 7 By the time she hits 30, she s still 7 inside, her inner growth stunted by the tragedy She can barely take care of herself, has never had a job, and suddenly the money that strangers donated out of charity over the years is down to about 900 To replenish her bank account, Libby grudgingly agrees to pimp herself out to a group [...]


    17. This book was insaaaaane But so so good Dark Places was my first Gillian Flynn book though I have seen the Gone Girl movie but I fully plan on picking up her other books now.It s the kind of novel that makes you question what on earth we humans can come up with I kept wondering what was going on in Gyllian Flynn s head How does she think of these things Dark Places is vile, macabre and gruesome The author doesn t hold back, instead she seemingly bombards you with everything ugly that is out ther [...]


    18. Dark Places is a masterpiece, composed of troubled characters,disturbing deeds and buried secrets.For me, it wasn t as good as Gone Girl or Sharp Objects but it still managed to be a fantastic mystery, full of suspense and tragedy.Gillian Flynn takes a similar route with her characters as Libby Day is a deeply troubled individual, seeking the truth behind her family s murder.She uncovers numerous shocking truths which shape this novel into a true page turner.Libby Day is an incredibly complex ch [...]


    19. I read Dark Placeswaaaaaaaay before I ever thought about writing giffy reviews for a hobby That splains why there s always just been my 4 Star rating sitting here with no picture book accompaniment But I live where this book takes place and I m familiar with the landmarks and the vibe of certain locales that made the action so tangible to me and soon it will hit the big screen filled with A list actors in the starring roles causing people to poke around and find my ugly blank review space.It s a [...]


    20. I didn t likeGone Girl, which I though started quite well but went rapidly down hill from half way So I approached this one with caution I shouldn t have worried though I could tell from the start this was going to be right up my alley Libby is a lazy kleptomaniac who is living off the inherited life insurance from her hideously slaughtered family well, who wouldn t warm to a character like that Libby s brother Ben is the only other survivor of the massacre, and he is in prison having already be [...]


    21. Back in 2012 and early 2013, I remember hearing a lot about a baseball player named Mike Trout Being a Cubs fan see suffering , I didn t get many chances to watch the Angels since they play late at night, and for me that s prime writing time But my son and I got the opportunity to catch an Angels Cubs game on July 10th, 2013, and I finally got the opportunity to watch Mike Trout play in person at Wrigley Field His stat line Three hits, two of them doubles A walk A stolen base Some sparkling defe [...]


    22. I was not a lovable child, and I d grown into a deeply unlovable adult Draw a picture of my soul and it d be a scribble with fangs Flynn has a gift for creating absolutely despicable characters that you can t help but sympathize with Everyone in this book is horrible, from the narrator s ten year old sister, who is a gossip monger and blackmails people for their silence, to the deadbeat dad who physically threatens his wife for money Even the main character, Libby, isn t spared She s the sole su [...]


    23. Other Reviewers mentioned they didn t like Libby How can you NOT love Libby She s emotionally troubled, selfish, lazy, angry and does not want to love anyone including herself She is exactly how you would expect someone to be when your entire family is butchered while you are hiding and eventually running for your life Flynn, I bow down to you for not making this character rise above her past and for writing a character so perfectly, that my heart literally felt like it was broken while I read t [...]


    24. Meh.Well, unfortunately this wasn t the page turner Gone Girl was for me The most interesting thing about this book in my opinion was Libby s character Where Gone Girl started out slow and then got really good, this one started out amazing and then went flat I do like that Gillian Flynn creates these screwed up characters and I found Libby to be somewhat entertaining Ms Flynn isn t known for writing likable characters to be inspired by, but Libby was interesting Her emotional growth was kind of [...]


    25. I was not a lovable child, and I d grown into a deeply unlovable adult Draw a picture of my soul, and it d be a scribble with fangs Gillian Flynn, Dark PlacesGillian Flynn is the MUTHA of all domestic noir She s my spirit animal I feel defensive about her books, I think sometimes she gets a bad rap because her novels are so dark Her characters unlikeable Her plots are crazy True, true, true.Underneath it all, it is impossible to overlook her talent in characterization Every book I read in this g [...]


    26. I randomly decided to listen to this because I wanted to watch the movie It turned out to be a fascinating, yet disturbing mystery read I couldn t stop listening, and came to care for these messed up characters If you enjoy mysteries and thrillers, this is a must read However, be warned, the content is pretty graphic.


    27. I am a liar and a thief Don t let me into your house, and if you do, don t leave me alone I take things You can catch me with your string of fine pearls clickering in my greedy little paws, and I ll tell you they reminded me of my mother s and I just had to touch them, just for a second, and I m so sorry, I don t know what came over me.Libby Day s entire family was slaughtered, and she fingered her brother as the murderer Locked up and far out of sight, Libby is living her life as much living yo [...]


    28. Gillian Flynn scares the shit out of me Whilst this is nothing than pure conjecture, it wouldn t surprise me to learn she was a serial killer in a former life, or that she stabs bunnies and kittens and hamsters and toy poodles during her spare time for research purposes Sure, she has her shit together, but she has an interesting way of sprinkling her love for Kansas across 368 ink splattered pages It begs the question What would she do with a state like California and in a city like LA The LA t [...]


    29. Disturbing heartbreaking Perfect thriller mystery suspense novel i loved the twist i really didn t see that one coming, The main character, Libby was a damaged soul, 3 of her family members were killed by her brother Ben that s what the author wants you to think p i didn t like Libby very much she s a slob lonely woman, she had a rough start in life but that s not an excuse for sitting around and waiting for people to support her financially, it was annoying but she had her reasons, her brother [...]


    30. 3.5ok I expected this book gonna be good like gone girl and but unfortunately was boring and sad all the time actually I don t like it.


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