May Discussion- "Dark Places" By Gillian Flynn

From Goodreads:

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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  • Janet V.

    Great discussion on this fantastic book.

    1 · May 18

  • A former member
    A former member

    Graduation this weekend, so sorry to miss. I'd read this book last year. it's good but I liked Gone Girl better.

    May 16

  • Stacy C.

    Won't be able to make it this week b/c I have to work and it is also my son's birthday. Hope to see you guys next month:)

    May 14

  • Jeanne K.

    It just hasn't been working for me :(. I totally just forgot the last meeting, and I have a graduation on the 17th and also cannot make June. Pick something great for July!! I hope to see you then!

    May 6

  • Meredith K.

    I put a new date and place. Brazenhead does not have a lot of availability (graduations). Does this work?

    1 · May 5

  • Lynda M.

    Works for me!

    May 5

  • Janet V.

    I can definitely make the 18th and not sure about the 11th. Please schedule for when it works the best for all.

    May 5

  • Meredith K.

    What about saturday may 17?

    May 4

    • Lynda M.

      I like the 17th - that way I can go to the Renaissance Fair this Sunday.

      May 5

  • Meredith K.

    Ok so just realized that book club falls on Mother's Day. Wanna change to the next week?

    May 3

    • Jeanne K.

      I am unable to attend May 18, but understand the conflict with Mother's Day.

      May 4

    • Belinda G.

      I won't be able to attend on the 18th. I'll catch up in June.

      May 4

  • Lynda M.

    Either Sunday's ok with me.

    May 4

  • Heather J.

    I won't have a chance to read the book before the get together, but I'll be there next month!

    May 1

  • Meredith K.

    Just found out this book is becoming a movie starring Charlize Theron.

    April 14, 2014

  • Stacy C.

    Gone Girl was great! I hope this one doesn't disappoint.

    April 13, 2014

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