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THE BESTSELLING PHENOMENON

'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.


THE ORIGINAL #1 BESTSELLER, BY THE AUTHOR OF GONE GIRL

'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: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780753827031
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 32 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

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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“A Dark Tale”

Libby Day is the survivor of her family being butchered, well apart from her brother who is serving time in jail for killing them. Libby was only seven years old when it happened and her testimony put Ben in jail.... More

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“Good, but not her best”

I'm sad to say I didn't enjoy this as much as I thought I would. I loved Sharp Objects, but I found the plot of this rather dull, and difficult to get into. I persevered with it, but I thought it dragged... More

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“Dark Places”

Having read and really enjoyed 'Gone Girl' and 'Sharp Objects' this seemed like the logical choice for my next read - and I wasn't left disappointed. Once again Gillian Flynn has created a... More

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