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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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Annazozo
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Erica5
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I have enjoyed all of Gillian's other books so far, but couldn't seem to get into this one. I picked it up on several occasions but 👎

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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I liked this much more than Gone Girl. There were still some pretty unrealistic coincidences that held the plot together, but overall a more believable premise. I like her writing—it‘s just the believability factor that becomes an issue.

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I‘m a sucker for thriller audiobooks. Especially by Flynn. This was pretty bloody and dark. I had the mystery figured mostly until she through in a few twists in the end.

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erickaa
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Not my favourite Gillian Flynn but still really enjoyed!

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Erica5
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Just started this tonight. What a slow start. Maybe because I'm tired? I think I'll try again tomorrow.

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Pruzy
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I always tell myself no more selfies, people are just here for the books, but 🤷‍♂️.

Anyways! Dark Places was an amazing read. Despite the hype surrounding Gillian Flynn this was my first novel of hers that I read. Honestly, I was inspired to read this by how good the HBO series of Sharp Objects was and I wasn‘t disappointed. Beats many popular thrillers of today (ahem, The Woman in the Window)! Highly, highly recommended.

Any read-alikes?

BarbaraBB The selfies are niiice! 3mo
Pruzy @BarbaraBB 😊 Thanks! 3mo
batsy I enjoyed this one a lot too. And haven't yet found another writer who hits the thriller sweet spot like this (particularly where the writing is concerned.) 3mo
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Pruzy @batsy Yeah, she really is in a category all her own! 3mo
Amanda.T Flynn is a great author. This was my second favorite of hers after Gone Girl. Keep up with the selfies! 3mo
Meaw_catlady I‘m here for the books. But I‘m also here for the selfies! 🥳 3mo
Pruzy @Meaw_catlady Works for me! 3mo
Pruzy @Amanda.T Haha, good to know. And thanks! 3mo
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AprilMayJune28
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I‘m glad I kept reading even if it took me longer during some chapters but I loved the ending

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DogHairDontCare
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Loved this book. I couldn't set it down till the very end.

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 3mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 3mo
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Pruzy
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Wow! I‘m trying the web version of Litsy for the first time today and I would just like to say that it is a thing of beauty!

The suggestions of people to follow (who are actually recent) and trending books features are amazing!

Butterflyamore I didn‘t even know there was a web version! 3mo
Pruzy @Butterflyamore I saw the e-mail announcing it, but I was skeptical that it would add anything above and beyond the phone app. I was wrong! It's great! 3mo
Butterflyamore @Pruzy I‘ll have to check it out! 3mo
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Pruzy @Butterflyamore It is equally addictive! 3mo
Butterflyamore @Pruzy Fantastic! I definitely need another addiction! 😂 3mo
Pruzy @Butterflyamore In all honesty, I totally was feeling the need for another one today too! I'm also dusting off my Net Galley account...time to do some reading under a time crunch! 3mo
Cathythoughts Sounds great ... I wish I had a computer 3mo
Pruzy @Cathythoughts Well it‘s not sooooo great to warrant having a computer if you have the app, haha 3mo
PaperbackPirate I‘ve been wishing it could be accessed from a computer! Thanks for the good news! 3mo
Pruzy @PaperbackPirate It‘s great! 3mo
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Pruzy
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When you‘re waiting for a seminar to start so decide to sneak off to your university‘s library to squeeze in some personal reading.

Anyone else try to take some moments out of their day to read when they have some downtime?

LiteraryinLititz Absolutely! 3mo
Pruzy @LiteraryinLititz Great to hear! 3mo
Cathythoughts Gone Girl was my favorite 3mo
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Pruzy @Cathythoughts I haven‘t read that one because I heard so much about the plot when the movie came out. I watched parts of the HBO adaptation of Sharp Objects and it was really good, so that left Dark Places to read 3mo
wanderinglynn I absolutely sneak read as many minutes of the day as I can. 3mo
Ericalambbrown I love this one. Living in rural Missouri, these characters seemed sadly familiar to what I so often see. 3mo
Pruzy @Ericalambbrown Flynn definitely has a talent for describing the region in almost a Southern Gothic style. 3mo
Ericalambbrown @Pruzy She does! And she captures despair and poverty shame very well. It‘s not always easy to read. 3mo
Pruzy @Ericalambbrown True! Very eye-opening in some ways 3mo
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Lolabear07
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Not what I was expecting but kind of what I was expecting. Glad that I finally finished this. It‘s been on my shelf and half read for many years. As I hit my reading slump this book came to a halt.

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booklover984
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This was a good read, it kept me enthralled the entire time.

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booklover984
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Starting this today. Getting sick isn't fun, but it definitely helps me catch up on my reading.

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Jason7
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I‘ve seen Flynn‘s work adapted for television but never read her work. I had assumed her work was similar to that of other mystery/thriller novels typical of the genre, but I was wrong. Flynn is a really good writer, and this is a good book. It‘s dark, but that‘s evident in the title. There were a few minor problems towards the end, but nothing big. This audiobook includes a talented cast of narrators. Overall rating: 4.27 stars

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Battledoll
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An interesting mystery and very well written. If you don‘t like books where the majority of characters are unlikeable then this book will probably annoy you. I felt the mystery was a bit more predictable than gone girl but it‘s still a very good book.

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Meee96
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My first post on here! Just discovered this awesome app. Just started reading this book not long ago. I know it‘s pretty old lol. So good so far:)!

tammysue Welcome to Litsy! 😊🌷 5mo
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Meee96 @TheLibrarian Thank you!!🤗😊 5mo
RaimeyGallant I still have to read this one. :) And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 5mo
Meee96 @RaimeyGallant Oh thank you soo much🤗😊!! 5mo
tpixie That‘s one twisted story! Welcome to Litsy! 🥳📚🥳 5mo
Meee96 @tpixie Yes, it sure is! Lol. Thank you soo much!! 🤗😊 5mo
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Meee96 @RadicalReader Thank you so much! I love it already!!😊 5mo
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Ericalambbrown Outstanding book! And welcome! 🤓 5mo
Meee96 @Ericalambbrown Yes, it sure is! And thank you!!🤗😊 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm Welcome! Psychological thrillers are one of my fav genres. I‘ve read and enjoyed all Flynn‘s books except I haven‘t read this. (Saving it, wish she‘ll write soon!) 5mo
Meee96 @erzascarletbookgasm Thank you😊! My favourite also and me too! 5mo
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Meee96 @DebinHawaii Thank you!! I really love it here!😊 5mo
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aprilpohren
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Thank you so much @LaraReads !! I am so thrilled and excited about my goodie package!! I can't wait to read Dark Places, it has been on my wishlist for awhile!! #litsylove @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheBookHippie
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LaraReads You are most welcome! Sorry I‘m just now getting around to responding! I‘ve been out of it for a few days post-op, but doing much better now. I‘m so glad it arrived & I really hope you enjoy! Happy Reading! 💕 5mo
aprilpohren @LaraReads Don't be sorry, I have been insanely behind with everything and completely understand! I am so glad that you are doing and feeling better! Keep getting better and take care! 5mo
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Red_pixi
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Book 2 for the year. Very dark and great mystery!!

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SoSheReads
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I thoroughly enjoyed my book club tonight! We read Dark Places by Gillian Flynn. I read it a while ago but I couldn‘t remember much so I re-read it. I enjoyed the book but enjoyed the discussion more. Did you read this book? What are your thoughts on it? If you belong to a book club what book are you reading for it now? #bookclub #darkplaces

sprainedbrain I enjoyed that book! Welcome 👋🏻 8mo
SoSheReads @sprainedbrain thank you!! 8mo
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NikkiLeeTaylor
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Loved this. In fact I loved it so much I rushed to watch the movie with Charlize Theron but it wasn‘t quite as good as the book.
There were some scenes I found a little confronting as they were a bit gruesome and so well written, but I loved this from the very opening:

“I have a meanness inside of 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..”

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WriterAtHeart
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To continue my mystery kick, I read "Dark Places" by Gillian Flynn. On some level, I found the story a little predictable, but I did enjoy it and there were a few things that threw me off as I read. I wish there was a little more to the ending- maybe a 10 year after epilogue, but this is such a minor thing given the story overall.

c.m.reger I really enjoyed this book and others from her! Sharp Objects was probably my favorite! 9mo
Melismatic I love all her books but Gone Girl will still be my fave... maybe bc I read it first. 9mo
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Abbeybee
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Gin and tonic and a suspenseful book. Really loved this book!

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Loric
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This is my 3rd Gillian Flynn novel (Gone Girl and Sharp Objects being the other two) and all I can say is where does she come up with this stuff? Holy moly, her writing is dark and disturbing. Makes me wonder what happened to her in her life that she can come up with such twisted ideas. This was my least favorite of her books.

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Kept me curious enough to finish - really dark in some spots reading about how the family is murdered and how hard their lives were before and after. I liked gone girl way better and recommend people try her other books first. Favorite part was... When she figures out who Polly is.

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mom2bugnbee
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I kept reading because I wanted to know what happened (it's hard for me to abandon a thriller), but I liked Flynn's other works that I have read better.

Elma I felt the same way. 10mo
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CathyJ
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It's a flannels, reading and tea kind'a day.

starlight97 Those are always great days! 11mo
Elizabeth2 Such a good book! 11mo
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Cinfhen Nice choice 🙌🏻❣️ 11mo
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karthaly
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Finished the #audiobook in about 3 sittings, couldn't put it down over the weekend. I'm still having a hard time deciding how I feel about the ending - I have a lot of mixed feelings over the characters! That said, even though I'm usually good at figuring out who the ~real~ killer is in these types of books, this one definitely threw me for a loop!

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I love when I kinda think something is happening but then get pleasantly surprised that it didn‘t happen the way I kinda thought it will.

I really liked it. I liked all the back and forth and the different character perspectives.

Book_Fairy_Mary Oooh! I loved this one! Definitely a page turner! 12mo
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Cinfhen Awesome photo and some serious #shelfEnvy😍 12mo
Linsy Great photo! 🖤🖤🖤 11mo
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svenezia
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I love Charlize Theron, but this movie is so irritating with all the changes/inconsistencies.

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What I liked about this, is that it just kept me on my toes all through out the book. There were so many possibilities. 4 our of 5 stars, simply due the same reason. So many possibilities cause there was just so many bad things happening all on the same day.
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svenezia
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First Gillian Flynn (currently have a hold in for the Sharp Objects audiobook) and I‘m enjoying it so far!

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I really liked this book. I LOVED how it had almost everyone in the families point of view at some point. This book kept me interested and on the edge of my seat! The ending was a shock and the book ended perfectly. Amazing read !

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So I LOVE Gillian Flynn! Her style of writing is so scary and visceral, sometimes I want to throw up reading her describe some macabre event.
I thoroughly enjoyed Dark Places, it had all the gritty, slow burn horror that I love. My issue however was that I called that Diondra was guilty from about page 200... and from there I imagined in my head how she had killed the entire family... the actual ending left me wanting. Still worth the read!

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lostinabookbrb
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People being horrible and a mystery! Intriguing characters and compelling plot. I was hooked.

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Maddycht
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My kids are back in school and I have time to read and listen to audiobooks again!! Yay! LOL the narrators did a great job with the book. Another twisty, disturbed book by Gillian Flynn. I enjoyed this as much as the others.

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"There is such a thing as a pretty trailer park, you know." Yes I know, ain't nothing wrong with living in a trailer ❤️

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I liked it as much as Gone Girl. And I didn't figure out the ending. Sigh I never do. I thought the main narrator was down right hilarious at times... actually I laughed out loud during parts. I'm also going to use this for Day 8 #Spooky for #SisforSeptember because I'm behind and also cause you know...murder. 🔪🔪🔪

@CaliforniaCay

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I gave in and stayed up late to finish Dark Places last night. Since it was National Read A Book Day it felt like I should let myself read a whole book. It made sense to me. This is why we have coffee, right?

LiteraryinLititz That logic makes total sense to me! 13mo
Bklover Exactly. Brilliant logic. ☕️ 13mo
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#currentlyreading My goal was to start and finish it today. I have just about 100 pages left and it's almost my bedtime. Maybe I shouldn't have taken that nap while the kids were at school. Although, I did take a nap today so maybe I could get away with staying up later 😁

lavolpettina This was a really good read! 13mo
Stacy_31 Loved Dark Places! 12mo
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Lchnessmnstr
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I wasn‘t sold at first but about 70 pages in, I was totally hooked.

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Deborah42
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On the night her mother and sisters were brutally murdered in an apparent Satanic ritual, Libby Day survived. And she testified against her brother, who was sentenced to life in prison.

Twenty five years later, Libby is broke and alone. When a member of a group obsessed with gruesome murders contacts Libby for info that could free her brother, she agrees—for a fee. As she digs deeper into the events of THAT NIGHT, things get darker.

Riveting!

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thelizflynn
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Oh she‘s real good

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m.galehuxley
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First time reading Gillian Flynn. I‘m not sure she‘ll be my type of writer, but the story seem dark and that‘s right up my alley.

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Scarlett_ohara
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I liked this. It's classic Gillian Flynn, dark and twisted and weird, full of deeply unlikable characters. And it does have unexpected twists. However, I think I enjoyed Gone Girl and Sharp Objects better.