Dark Places, Paperback Book
4 out of 5 (5 ratings)


Your brother murdered your family. Your evidence put him away . . . the gripping second novel from the author of the mega-bestselling GONE GIRL.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...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780753827031

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I think I ended up feeling a little disappointed with this book. It set off like a rocket, and was wonderfully dark with a great anti-heroine - but somewhere towards the end it fizzled out for me. Maybe it's because I read so much horror, I always expect something other than human frailty to be the cause of the darkness. A good read, but not really my thing.

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An earlier novel from one of the big hit's of this year -- Gone Girl. This book is written in a similar style, with chapters dedicated to the insights of various characters alternating between present day and the past. Very enjoyable read, but frustrating at times in moving the story along. All said, Gillian Flynn writes very interesting stories.

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Wow, this book was great. It jumps from today to the time of the murder, 24 years ago, but that is easy to follow. Didn't want to put it down !!

Review by

Just as good as Sharp Objects - if not even better. A wonderful, cruel and disturbing story of the Day family that really proves that Gillian Flynn is now one of my favorites.

Review by

Again Gillian flynn delivers a thrilling novel that keeps you at the edge of your seat !<br/>I must say that this was the lesser of her 3 novels, but it was still a well though out plot that tackles some serious topics ! <br/>I semi figured out who had done it pretty early in the book but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

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