Friday Finds: Dark Places

Friday Finds is hosted by Should Be Reading. Here’s my one find:

Dark Places
by Gillian Flynn

Here’s the blurb from Barnes & Noble:

“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.

This one sounds like a real page turner. I wonder when I will be able to read it.


Slowly catching up. Two more reviews that I’ve committed to and I’m good.

17 thoughts on “Friday Finds: Dark Places”

  1. I’ve heard a lot of good things about this book (if you like your writing dark). Did you read Sharp Objects?

  2. This sounds really good. Gotta check it out!

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  3. Heather – I haven’t read Sharp Objects but it’s gotten pretty good reviews.

    JoJo – Yep! People are going to think I am depressed or something if this dark streak continues 🙂

  4. I saw this one somewhere the other day and thought it sounded good too. Lucky you with only 2 more reviews to have done. That’s awesome. Then you can read some of your own stuff. I’m working my way there too.

  5. This sounds so good! I just added it to my wish list on PBS (I am number 171 in line…sigh) I had no idea she had a new book out now. I am still waiting for Cry Baby (#16 in line for that one!) I look forward to your review!

    Have a great weekend!

    P.S. You need to read Sharp Objects…its really good!

  6. Sounds a little dark, I need something light (but still a page turner) for sitting out by the pool right now:)

  7. I heard about this book on Books on the Nightstand- it sounds really, really good. i can’t wait for your review! 🙂

  8. I have seen this book before and thought it sounded intriguing. I look forward to reading your review.

    I wanted to let you know that I gave you the “you don’t say” award today.

    Have a great Memorial Day weekend 🙂

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