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Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

For April we will be reading Dark Places:A Novel by Gillian Flynn.


I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ.

Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in “The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas.” As her family lay dying, little Libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing January snow. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survived–and famously testified that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, Ben sits in prison, and troubled Libby lives off the dregs of a trust created by well-wishers who’ve long forgotten her.

The Kill Club is a macabre secret society obsessed with notorious crimes. When they locate Libby and pump her for details–proof they hope may free Ben–Libby hatches a plan to profit off her tragic history. For a fee, she’ll reconnect with the players from that night and report her findings to the club . . . and maybe she’ll admit her testimony wasn’t so solid after all.

As Libby’s search takes her from shabby Missouri strip clubs to abandoned Oklahoma tourist towns, the narrative flashes back to January 2, 1985. The events of that day are relayed through the eyes of Libby’s doomed family members–including Ben, a loner whose rage over his shiftless father and their failing farm have driven him into a disturbing friendship with the new girl in town. Piece by piece, the unimaginable truth emerges, and Libby finds herself right back where she started–on the run from a killer.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    My kind of book! I will definitely read more by this author. Like the author's style and the way she wove together all the different elements.

    1 · May 24, 2013

  • Kelly S.

    I really enjoyed this book. I couldn't put it down!The switching between perspectives and times kept the book moving at a fast pace and it was interesting getting the different viewpoints of the characters.

    May 24, 2013

  • Beth J.

    Well written book that kept me guessing.

    1 · May 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just found out we have some out of town company coming in for the weekend arriving tomorrow afternoon. Catch you next month

    May 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry ladies I will not be able to attend this book club due to a cycling race. Probably get back to the book club in the fall.

    May 21, 2013

  • Kris

    See you all in June !

    May 21, 2013

  • Connie G.

    Unable to attend this time. See you next month.

    May 21, 2013

  • Maggi O.

    Sorry to miss it this month. Hopefully next time.

    May 20, 2013

  • Connie G.

    Can't wait!

    February 6, 2013

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