Publication Date: 10/06/2010 ISBN: 9780753827031 Category:

Dark Places

Gillian Flynn

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publication Date: 10/06/2010 ISBN: 9780753827031 Category:
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‘Eerily macabre… Wonderful’ Guardian
‘A nerve-fraying thriller’ New York Times
‘Every bit as horribly fascinating as In Cold Blood’ Daily Mail

Libby Day was seven when her family was murdered: she survived by hiding in a closet – and famously testified that her older brother Ben was the killer.

Twenty-five years later the Kill Club – a secret society obsessed with notorious crimes – gets in touch with Libby to try to discover proof that may free Ben. Almost broke, Libby agrees to go back to her hometown to investigate – for a fee.

But when Libby’s search uncovers an unimaginable truth, she finds herself right back where she started: on the run from a killer.


‘I would rather read her than just about any other crime writer’ Kate Atkinson
‘Gillian Flynn is the real deal: a sharp, acerbic and compelling storyteller’ Stephen King
‘An extraordinarily good writer’ Observer

Publisher Review

A NEW YORKER 'REVIEWERS' FAVORITE' A WEEKEND TODAY 'TOP SUMMER READ' CHICAGO TRIBUNE 'BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR' Gillian Flynn is the real deal, a sharp, acerbic, and compelling storyteller with a knack for the macabre -- Stephen King Gillian Flynn's writing is compulsively good. I would rather read her than just about any other crime writer -- Kate Atkinson With her blistering debut Sharp Objects, Gillian Flynn hit the ground running. Dark Places demonstrates that was no fluke -- Val McDermid Dark Places grips you from the first page and doesn't let go -- Karin Slaughter Flynn's second novel is a wonderful evocation of drab small-town life. The time-split narrative works superbly and the atmosphere is eerily macabre-Dark Places is even better than the author's award-winning Sharp Objects. * Guardian * This is only Flynn's second crime novel . . . and demonstrates even more forcibly her precocious writing ability and talent for the macabre * Daily Mail * Dark Places, Flynn's second novel, confirms her exceptional talent * Times Literary Supplement * Gutsy, atmospheric and suspense-loaded * Woman & Home * Flynn's well-paced story deftly shows the fallibility of memory and the lies a child tells herself to get through a trauma. * New Yorker * Gutsy thriller of one woman pitted against her murderous brother. * WOMAN & HOME * In a brilliantly interwoven plot, Gillian Flynn keeps the reader balanced on a knife-edge * TANGLED WEB * Gillian Flynn is a great writer, equally able to ratchet up the suspense as creaet memorable characters and pervasive moods. This is a great and original piece of rural noir. * CATHOLIC HERALD *

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