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Dark Places

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Published by Broadway Books on 2018-05-22
Mass Market Paperback: $9.99
FICTION / Literary, FICTION / Thrillers


From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Gone Girl, and the basis for the major motion picture starring Charlize Theron

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 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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ASIN: 1101902884
ISBN: 9781101902882
EAN: 9781101902882

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You know Gillian Flynn: she's the criminal mastermind behind the mega-smash Gone Girl. You might not know that the "G" is hard, as in the "gills" of a fish, not like "Jack and Jill." Impress your friends ...

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Dark Places (not exactly a subtle title, either) is like the best Investigation Discovery show that never existed—but in book form. (Hey, they could squeeze it between Dark Minds and Dark Temptations for ...

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Libby Day is an adult now, but her life has been shaped and twisted by the bloody murders of her mother and sisters 24 years ago. Libby, who was seven at the time, escaped from her home during the massacre ...

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This sad, violent, sometimes disheartening tale is the opposite of a feel-good read (although not without its share of rich satisfaction and hard-won redemption). It is, however, tremendously compelling ...

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Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

In 1985, Libby Day's fifteen year-old brother was charged with murdering their mother and two sisters in a rural Kansas farm town as part of a satanic ritual -- subtly reminiscent of the West Memphis Three case. Only seven years-old, Libby managed to ...

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Libby Day N O W 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. It's the Day blood. Something's wrong with it. I was never a good little girl, and I got worse after the murders. Little Orphan Libby grew up sullen and boneless, shuffled around a group of lesser relatives'second cousins and great-aunts and friends of friends'stuck in a series of mobile homes or rotting ranch houses all across Kansas. Me going to school in my dead sisters? hand-medowns: Shirts with mustardy armpits. Pants with baggy bottoms, comically loose, held on with a raggedy belt cinched to the farthest hole. In class photos my hair was always crooked'barrettes hanging loosely from strands, as if they were airborne objects caught in the tangles'and I always had bulging pockets under my eyes,

drunk-landlady eyes. Maybe a grudging curve of the lips where a smile should be. Maybe. 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. it was miserable, wet-bone March and I was lying in bed thinking about killing myself, a hobby of mine. Indulgent afternoon daydreaming: A shotgun, my mouth, a bang and my head jerking once, twice, blood on the wall. Spatter, splatter. 'Did she want to be buried or cremated'? people would ask. 'Who should come to the funeral'? And no one would know. The people, whoever they were, would just look at each other's shoes or shoulders until the silence settled in and then someone would put on a pot of coffee, briskly and with a fair amount of clatter. Coffee goes great with sudden death. I pushed a foot out from under my sheets, but couldn't bring myself to connect it to the floor. I am, I guess, depressed. I guess I've been depressed for about twenty-four years. I can feel a better version of me somewhere in there'hidden behind a liver or attached to a bit of spleen within my stunted, childish body'a Libby that's telling me to get up, do something, grow up, move on. But the meanness usually wins out. My brother slaughtered my family when I was seven. My mom, two

GawaythatGonespent ILLIAN FLYNN is the author of the runhit Girl, an international sensation has more than eighty-five weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Her work has been published in forty languages. Gone Girl is now a major motion picture from Twentieth Century Fox. Flynn's previous novels, Dark Places and Dagger Award winner Sharp Objects, were also New York Times bestsellers. A former writer and critic for Entertainment Weekly, she lives in Chicago with her husband and children. Gillian Flynn is available for select readings and lectures. To inquire about a possible appearance, please contact the Random House Speakers Bureau at rhspeakers@randomhouse.com or 212-572-2013.

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