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Dark Places
Dark Places: A Novel | Gillian Flynn
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 survivedand famously testified that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, the Kill Clubasecret secret society obsessed with notorious crimeslocates Libby and pumps her for details. They hope to discover proof that may free Ben. Libbyhopes to turn a profitoff her tragic history: Shell reconnect with the players from that night and report her findings to the clubfor a fee. As Libbys 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 startedon the run from a killer.
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Hilary427
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Mehso-so

GG was so good, and Sharp Objects sounds amazing too, but this one fell flat. I don‘t give spoilers, but so much of this was unbelievable (not in the good way). And all of the characters were horrible - it‘s tough reading a book where you‘re rooting for no one. It did make me want to keep reading in the small chance it redeemed itself. It did not.
⭐️: 3/5

5feet.of.fury I liked Sharp Objects, even a little better than Gone Girl. I have this one on my shelf but haven‘t read it yet 3d
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CSeydel
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@Deblovestoread Thank you so much for this wonderful #AllHallowsReadSwap box! I can‘t wait to read both of these! What a great treat 🎃🖤👻 #AHRS

CSeydel I love the cute wrapping paper! I had no idea there were so many cute Halloween wrapping papers available!! 1mo
Deblovestoread Glad you like it! 🎃 1mo
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TheBookgeekFrau
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Very, very dark!! 1mo
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TheSpineView
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Eggs Great cover 👌🏼 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Very, very dark! 1mo
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TheBookgeekFrau
Dark Places: A Novel | Gillian Flynn
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Eggs Perfect 😱 6mo
HeatherBlue Love that cover! 6mo
Bec_lectic Don‘t even need a description to force me to add to my stack! 🤣 6mo
TheBookgeekFrau @Bec_lectic 🤣 I'm sure you won't be sorry! 6mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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This one took me about halfway to get into it. I want to say the ending left me satisfied, but really it just left me sad. Still a worthwhile read, but I definitely preferred Sharp Objects.

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katiekat311
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This book was jam PACKED. Heartache, family turmoil, drama, suspense, horror, thriller, WHO DID IT? Just, whoa. A level of loyalty I could never stand by, and plot twist I wasn‘t expecting and couldn‘t fathom doing as a mother..no matter how desperate. The ending seemed rushed in a way and I was left thinking we could‘ve been given more in terms of the endings of the main characters. It‘s not enough to deeply effect the overall book.

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MatchlessMarie
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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Mehso-so

This started very rocky for me. 50 pages in & I wasn't sure I was going to read it. But the ending was great I liked the unraveling of the story.
Flynn does a great job w/unlikable characters. I didn't like any one but the rarely seen aunt. I really didn't like out protagonist who we are to be rooting for.
3⭐

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kwmg40
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Sent to me by a fellow #BookCrossing member, this thriller follows the investigations of a woman who tries to figure out what happened the night her mother and sisters were murdered by her brother. It was a very disturbing novel to read but at the same time, I had a hard time putting it down!

#WinterReadathon @Andrew65 @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES
#BookSpinBingo #DoubleSpin #PromptMaze @TheAromaofBooks
#192025 #2009 @Librarybelle

Librarybelle Hard to put down - a hall mark of a good book! I‘m not sure if I am brave enough to read any of Flynn‘s books! 11mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 11mo
batsy I found it very compelling, as well! 11mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 11mo
Andrew65 Well done 🎄🎄🎄 I‘m yet to read any by this author. 11mo
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BooksNBowls
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I‘ve had a busy weekend and a terrible Monday so I haven‘t posted. I‘ve got some personal issues I‘m working through, but I‘m going to try to keep coming on here because I love this app and community.

But anyways, here‘s my #scarathlondailyprompt for #dark. Seems appropriate. #teammonstermash +6pts

Ruthiella Hope the rest of the week picks up for you! ❤️ 14mo
DaveGreen7777 Hope things get better for you soon! 14mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope everything is ok ❤️ 14mo
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rachelshareex
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starlight97
Dark Places: A Novel | Gillian Flynn
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Libby Day is the sole survivor of the murder of her whole family back when she was seven years old. Twenty-odd years later she's trying to figure out the real truth behind the events of that day.
This was my third book by Gillian Flynn and she's just brilliant. 💕
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

vivastory I think this is my favorite by her 2y
starlight97 @vivastory I can see why! 2y
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BooksNBowls
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Libby Day, 25 years after the annihilation of her family by the hands of her “devil-worshipping” brother, begins to question her own narrative of that night after meeting a group of true-crime enthusiasts determined that her brother is innocent. She begins her own investigation, facing her dark memories and people from her past. Can she discover the truth and will it set her free? Warning: this book is dark af.

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BooksNBowls
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My goal is to finish Dark Places now. Idk why it‘s taking me forever to read.. I‘ve been stuck on 35% for 2 weeks now.. I just keep wanting to read other things, but I don‘t want to bail on this one just yet. I will finish it!

TheLudicReader I think it‘s worth finishing. 2y
BooksNBowls @TheLudicReader I‘m definitely going to finish. I don‘t really think it‘s the book, I think I just wasn‘t in the mood for this genre at the moment. I‘ve been wanting to read romantic comedies lately. 2y
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DivineDiana
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Just wrapped up my final read for the month as I await the Trick or Treaters. A perfect Halloween read. Libby was seven years old when she escaped “The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas”. Her mother and two sisters were violently murdered in their farm house. Her brother Ben was found guilty. Decades have passed, and Libby visits her brother in prison. Uncertain of his guilt, she begins an investigation. Well written, suspenseful. disturbing.

Reggie She writes so dark. I read one by her and I had to go read a romance afterwards to wash Flynn away. 2y
DivineDiana @Reggie Very dark. At times, I did question “Why am I reading this?”, but her writing drew me in. I wanted to know who was the killer! Some of the characters were sympathetic. Just caught in a web and trying to escape. 2y
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DivineDiana
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New audio book + physical book. Goal to finish another Halloweenish book for October.

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TheSpineView
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Linsy 💙 2y
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Amie
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Pickpick

Good but disturbing.

EvieBee Agreed! I put it in the freezer afterwards. 2y
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peaches424
Dark Places: A Novel | Gillian Flynn
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Really love her writing style. This was a good read. Gone Girl was better in my opinion.

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gisellreads
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Read in one sitting. The pacing was great. I was hoping for a bigger twist at the end. Still would recommend ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Meredeez88
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I really liked this book. It was different from other books in this genre, and a lot of thought went into the mystery and the story. I loved the main character, as flawed as she was, she was very relatable. I definitely recommend this one - it‘s an older book but it was new to me and the story is not dated.

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ItsAnotherJen
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Such a good #audiobook! Recommend. It was a 4 star rating for sure. I very much enjoyed all the twists and trying to figure out who did what. I kept guessing and was wrong almost every time. (Warning: Some scenes were a bit uncomfortable to get through due to the young age of a character. )
Anyone watch the movie??

Scochrane26 I‘ve read the book but didn‘t watch the movie. 3y
Dasquirt8 The movie was pretty good! 3y
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ohbookishstuff
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Footer bookmark 🌺🌺
DM to buy 😊

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Andrea4
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Another win for Flynn. 🤣
I love her marred, jaded characters. She provides you a reason not to like them but I seem to end up liking them.
Her stories, always twisty, don't go quite like you'd (well, maybe just I'd) expect.
Off to watch the movie now!!!

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Andrea4
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Currently listening to this audio and loving it and thought hmmm I should Google some good thriller movies and going through this list I stumble upon this. Lol I did not know this was a movie! Rotten tomatoes and metacritic sure don't seem to love it though.?
But oh well, what else do i have to do in Ontario's nth "lockdown" confusing status state?!

Reagan I liked this movie! 3y
Andrea4 @Reagan well it will definitely be a watch when I finish the book! Plus Charlize Theron!! 3y
Reagan @Andrea4 I actually preferred this one over Sharp Objects. I hope you enjoy it! 3y
Andrea4 @Reagan haven't watched sharp objects either 🙈 should get on that!! 3y
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Jgacreations
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I really liked this one. A great mystery that could only come from the mind that wrote Gone Girl.

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Eggs
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MC Libby Day has serious depression and PTSD from something that happened to her family when she was a child...

#up #oppositeday @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheKidUpstairs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choice 🖤 I didn‘t care for this one.. 👇🏻 3y
TheKidUpstairs I'm not a Flynn fan myself, but it's a great choice for the prompt! 3y
TheLudicReader This is my favourite of her books...and I have read them all. 3y
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Nalbuque
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Clean desk, clear mind....
Lol anyways...This went fast! As the title suggests, it does have some dark dark bits. They felt uncomfortable in an unnecessary way, but I did enjoy the book overall.

#2021

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Bubblebelle
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Loved this book! Classic Flynn- with a dark, disturbed, and often borderline dislikeable female lead, this book had enough twists and turns to keep my interest right to the end.

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InkedBookworm13
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I ended up bailing on this read. I just couldn't get into it. But it's off my TBR list so that's a win. 5/52
#TBRDeckofCards @Clwojick

Clwojick Definitely still a win! ♥️ 3y
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BehindthePages
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Libby Day lives in a constant state of depression, fighting to keep the memories of her family‘s murder locked away. Told through the eyes of Libby and her family, Dark Places switches between past and present, slowly approaching the final fatal night. I highly recommend this but be prepared for a twisted read that never lets up.

Full review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/dark-places-by-gillian-flynn-book-review

Tera66 I always feel like I have to shake off her books when I finish them. They leave you with the eeebie jeebies! 3y
BehindthePages @Tera66 So true! Yet I can't get enough of her writing! 3y
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InkedBookworm13
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I finished the 4 picks I made at the beginning of the month so I grabbed 2 more. They were both 10s 😊
10♠️ Dark Places (Mystery/Thriller)
10❤️ They Both Die At The End (LGBT)
#TBRDeckofCards @Clwojick

Clwojick Woohoo! ♥️ 3y
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Danielle145
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💛💛💛 I picked this one up after reading Gone Girl and absolutely loving it. Gillian Flynn does have a talent for creating disturbed and interesting characters. This book is 'dark in places', with lots of satanic rituals, blood and murder. It was a good read but I found Libby quite aggravating and the end was a disappointment.

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dariazeoli
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Indifference is powerful, no?

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TheRiehlDeal
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1. 👆 A family member takes revenge on his own family.
2. Can't say as I don't read a lot of thrillers.
3. Lucy Foley

#sundayfunday
@ozma.of.oz

BookmarkTavern I have The Guest List by Foley on my TBR stack! Thanks for posting! 3y
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amyf0x
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Mehso-so

Libby‘s sisters and mother were brutally murdered when she was just a child, but her evolving investigation into her brother‘s conviction is leading her to some new dark places.

Read September 20-23
Rated 2.5/5 ⭐️
Book 39/60

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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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Decent storyline! I'm still not much of a fan of her writing style, but the story drew me in. I figured out part of the ending, but not the whole ending and I appreciate that!

EadieB I liked this more than Gone Girl! 3y
WorldsOkayestStepMom @EadieB I haven't read Gone Girl yet. 3y
EadieB @WorldsOkayestStepMom It's ok but I liked this one better! This one was good too: (edited) 3y
WorldsOkayestStepMom @EadieB I liked this Dark Places more than Sharp Objects! I figured out the ending by the halfway point of Sharp Objects. 3y
EadieB @WorldsOkayestStepMom Yes! That would take the intrigue out of the story. 3y
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cdcnmac
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#ThankfulThursday @Cosmos_Moon Thank you @UnidragonFrag for including me😁😱👻
I shy away from scary books so I didn‘t have many to choose from. The Movie with Charlize Theron was pretty scary too! A runner up would be Ruth Ware‘s In a Dark, Dark Wood🤓
1. While I‘ve had strange dreams where I could naturally fly I‘ve never seen a ghost or had a supernatural 👽experience.
2. I‘m thankful For my husband and two cats and that we are all healthy!

Cosmos_Moon Thanks for joining in this week 🤗 3y
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maddigans.shenanigans
Dark Places: A Novel | Gillian Flynn

Worries find you easily enough without inviting them. With Diane, worries were almost physical beings, leechy creatures with latchhooks for fingers, meant to be vanquished immediately. Diane didn‘t worry, that was for less hearty women.

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LisaLovesToRead
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Being a Missouri girl, I appreciate Flynn consistently setting her stories in MO. Also typical, this book showed multiple perspectives and included those fun plot twists.

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JackOBotts
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Dark and full of twists - quite a sea change from my last read (The Bookish Life of Nina Hill). I think this is my favorite of Flynn‘s novels (Gone Girl just bothered me).