Dark Places

Dark Places

From The #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Of Gone Girl Libby 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 p From The #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Of Gone Girl Libby Day was seven when her mother and tw...

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Title:Dark Places
Author:Gillian Flynn
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:Dark Places
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:349 pages pages

Dark Places Reviews

  • karen
    Aug 03, 2012
    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 sure does love writing about horrible people doing horrible things.and i sure do love reading about them. especially because ...
  • Brooke
    May 27, 2009
    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...
  • Rincey
    Dec 24, 2018
    Nothing like reading Gillian Flynn during the holidays to make you feel significantly better about your own family Watch me discuss this book in my December wrap up: https://youtu.be/ReIV4UHlHCI Nothing like reading Gillian Flynn during the holidays to make you feel significantly...
  • Kemper
    Jun 25, 2010
    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...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Aug 25, 2019
    Dark Places, Gillian Flynn Dark Places is a mystery novel by Gillian Flynn published in 2009. The novel deals with class issues in rural America, intense poverty and the Satanic cult hysteria that swept the United States in the 1980's. Libby Day, the novel's narrat...
  • Alejandro
    Jul 29, 2014
    Gripping and entertained! DAYS GO BY You 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 b...
  • Sue Bridehead (A Pseudonym)
    Jun 06, 2009
    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...
  • Dan Schwent
    Sep 04, 2014
    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 bro...
  • Tatiana
    Jul 21, 2009
    As seen on The Readventurer Seriously, 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 surviv...
  • Nataliya
    Sep 22, 2014
    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: Readin...
  • Jonathan Janz
    Mar 16, 2015
    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 o...
  • Emily May
    Jun 29, 2012
    ?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 c...
  • Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister
    Apr 02, 2014
    *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...
  • Kavita
    Jul 06, 2015
    Wow, I am flabbergasted! Is this what people are reading in the name of 'mystery' these days? A boring book, with unpleasant and unrealistic characters and an unbelievable resolution. The protagonist is Libby Day, a woman whose family was murdered when she was a child, and sh...
  • Andrew Smith
    Feb 09, 2016
    I didn?t like Gone 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 livi...
  • jessica
    Jun 30, 2019
    my first experience with gillian flynn was a minor disaster. i had no idea how dark and disturbing her stories would be, so i was nowhere close to being in the right mental state for that kind of thing. now knowing the twisted things she is capable of writing, i found this book to be q...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Aug 23, 2012
    I read Dark Places waaaaaaaay 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 an...
  • Jeanne
    Sep 28, 2014
    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 li...
  • Clumsy Storyteller
    Dec 28, 2015
    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 did...
  • Mandy
    Apr 20, 2015
    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 an...
  • Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
    Apr 07, 2015
    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 depres...
  • Chantal
    Oct 01, 2015
    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 wonder...
  • NReads
    Nov 28, 2019
    yo this book freaky, Ben real creepy and Libby kinda dumb ...
  • ALet
    Jul 01, 2020
    ???? /5 This book was great and not that great at the same time. In my opinion, Gillian Flynn is a really talented author, her writing style is really compelling and I love how she builds her mysteries. Her writing style is really engaging and easy to follow. The story itself...
  • Reading Corner
    Nov 15, 2015
    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 chara...
  • chan ☆
    Oct 15, 2019
    i do NOT like the ending of this book. maybe that's just me and thrillers, idk. but otherwise this was fantastically told. i do NOT like the ending of this book. maybe that's just me and thrillers, idk. but otherwise this was fantastically told. ...more ...
  • GTF
    Apr 17, 2017
    'Dark Places' contains everything that makes a great murder mystery: conflicting accounts of the truth, unnerving characters, a complex and clever protagonist, and an over running theme of macabre. I would almost go as far as saying that it surpasses Flynn's hit novel &a...
  • j e w e l s
    May 30, 2017
    ?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 Places Gillian Flynn is the MUTHA of all domestic noir. She's my spirit animal. I feel defensive about her b...
  • Sandra
    Aug 29, 2019
    Dark Places is Gillian Flynn?s second novel. Libby Day is 31 years old and her funds are running low! Her mother and two sisters were massacred when she was 7 years old . Since the tragedy she has been living on the donations given to her by well-wishers. She has never had a job, ...
  • Kat
    Mar 16, 2020
    cool idea, shitty ending ...