Saturday, September 26, 2015

Dark Places/ Gillian Flynn/ 349 pages

Dark Places is the second novel written by Gillian Flynn.  It explores the murder of a rural Kansas family, poverty and the hysteria over a possible Satanic Cult.  The book is written in a dual timeline.  The story moves between the current time and the day of the murders 25 years earlier.  Libby Day and her brother Ben are the survivors.  Libby is almost penniless and willing to trade her notoriety for money.  Ben is in prison for the murders of his family.  On the day of the murder the reader follows Ben and his mother Patty to the climax.  This book will appeal to readers who like criminal investigations and mysteries.  For similar read a likes and more information visit the SCCCLD website.

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