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Dark Places

Flynn, Gillian (Book - 2009 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Dark Places


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After witnessing the murder of her mother and sisters, seven-year-old Libby Day testifies against her brother Ben, but twenty-five years later she tries to profit from her tragic history and admit that her story might not have been accurate.
Authors: Flynn, Gillian, 1971-
Title: Dark places
Publisher: New York :, Shaye Areheart Books,, c2009.
Characteristics: 349 p. ;,25 cm.
Summary: After witnessing the murder of her mother and sisters, seven-year-old Libby Day testifies against her brother Ben, but twenty-five years later she tries to profit from her tragic history and admit that her story might not have been accurate.
ISBN: 0307341569
9780307341563
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Comment by: BookFairy119 Report This Aug 21, 2012

Another strong, dark and creepy book from Gillian Flynn. I didn't fly through this book like I did her other 2 novels. The characters, what we see of them, are not very likable. For all the information she gains, Libby doesn't seem that much different at the end of the book from the beginning, and she sure isn't very lovable in the beginning. But I did like the true crime feel, and the true crime groupies.


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"When Libby Day was seven years old, her mother and sisters were murdered while she hid nearby; after her testimony, her brother was sent to prison. Twenty-five years later, she starts selling off family artifacts to make some desperately needed money -- the buyers, a group of obsessed true-crime fanatics, also push her to look into the murders, which eventually forces her to question her memories. Graphic and violent, Dark Places is "a gritty, riveting thriller with a one-of-a-kind, tart-tongued heroine" (Booklist). The movie version is set to open in September, and will star Charlize Theron as Libby. Author Gillian Flynn also wrote the bestselling Gone Girl, which will be released as a movie the following month." Thrillers and Suspense April 2014 newsletter. http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/4787b6e3-0d15-41b5-8d26-1475253dca28?postId=3be71b4b-2ba6-4447-a08c-ee3763ea6a89

Report This Apr 12, 2014
  • sissi1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

After having read 'Gone Girl', I was a little disappointed by 'Dark Places'...

Report This Apr 01, 2014
  • dontbugmeimreading rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

no, the main character was not a likeable person but you could feel a little empathy for her. totally unexpected ending.

Report This Feb 17, 2014
  • Lauraparr rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Not as good as Gone Girl but Dark Places will keep you hooked and guessing until the end. Expect a shocking grand finale à la Gillian Flynn.

I loved this book. I was hooked from the beginning and really enjoyed the story. A lot of people commented saying that it was hard to read a book with such dislikable characters but I think that aspect of it make me admire the book even more. Excited to read more from Gillian Flynn.

Report This Jan 08, 2014
  • JackieFC13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I was so hooked from the very beginning! It is a dark book so before you start reading it just keep that in mind but wow! It was amazing! I loved it!

Report This Nov 03, 2013
  • swillson33 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Disturbing but Gillian Flynn's story telling is so good you want to keep reading. Great book, amazing author.

Report This Sep 26, 2013
  • julcliff7357 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Loved this book! Couldn't put it down. Prepare to lose some sleep until the last page! Probably will be made into a movie just like Gone Girl is right now. Gillian Flynn is a gifted writer. Her books keep your attention from the first sentence to the last!

Report This Jun 16, 2013
  • MBSL500 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Gillian Flynn is one of the most creative fiction writers of all time. All three of her novels kept me up all night.

Report This Jun 10, 2013
  • amedder1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is my favorite Gillian Flynn book!

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Report This Jul 09, 2013
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

“Two killers,” I said. “Two killers the same night. That would be our luck.”

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