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Dark Places - A Novel

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.

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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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rebecca Lowman, Cassandra Campbell, Mark Deakins, Robertson Dean

Length:

13h 48m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:53


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

41:37


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

58:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

14:50


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

20:51


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

26:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

22:21


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

29:24


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

30:27


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

25:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

29:31


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

29:33


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:30


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

23:32


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

24:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

31:23


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

21:11


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

24:46


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

25:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

31:38


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:07


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

18:00


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

26:30


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

24:11


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:27


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

23:18


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

11:08


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:43


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

14:13


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

10:45


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

15:33


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:14


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

11:46


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:12


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:39


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:51


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:11


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:38


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:19


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:50


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:06


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

00:36