Review: Dark Places

Dark Places
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

After reading Flynns critically acclaimed novel Gone Girl I knew that Dark Places was entirely likely to be a dark creepy mystery novel. I wasn’t wrong.

Libby Day is a victim of a horrendous childhood. One dark night her Mother and her two older sisters were brutally murdered in a so-called ” Satanic Devil worshipping attack” their home on their farm. Libby escaped out a window and endured such a cold environment outside she had to have parts of her fingers and toes removed as a result of frostbite. Libby’s surly teenage brother was accused, charged and later jailed for the murders as a result of Libbys account of the night.

Years later and Libby hasn’t made much of her life. She finds it hard to get out of bed in the morning. She has been living for over 20 years on the donations given to her as a child victim of crime but her bank account has dwindled to less than 1000 dollars.

Out of the blue Libby receives a letter from Lyle. He is highly interested in the Day case and is involved in a Kill Club where enthusiasts share theories about serial killers, murders and unsolved crime cases. In exchange for payments – to supplement her miniscule bank account – Libby agrees to placate Lyles theory that Ben Day did not kill his siblings and mother that night. However what occurs isn’t exactly what Libby signed up for.

A slow burning eerie murder mystery that is a must read for crime, mystery, thriller fiction readers.

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