Dark Places: A Novel

dark-places-audiobook-mp3Unabridged Audiobook
Written By: Gillian Flynn
Narrated By: Various
Publisher: Random House Audio
Duration: 13 Hours 43 Minutes

Book Rating: stars_4

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Summary: 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 15-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…Read more.

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Gillian Flynn: Dark Places Audio Book Summary

Dark Places is a novel of the genre mystery that was written by the famous author, Gillian Flynn, saw the light in 2009, this story tells the problematic that really exists in the United States, there really are problems of classes in rural areas, there is poverty Extreme and there are reminiscences and hysteria due to a wave of satanic cults that spread throughout America in the decade of the eighties.

The protagonist is Libby Day and the story is told through her point of view, however sometimes changes to other characters in a dynamic way for reading. She is the only survivor of a terrible slaughter that shook kinnakee, Kansas, a small rural town (which by the way is fictitious). Libby Day has suffered trauma to have seen as they murdered his two sisters and his lady mother, in what was intended to be a satanic ritual, after escaping through the window manages to survive, later she has to testify in a trial against her brother Teenager who was involved in the accident.

It’s been more than twenty years since the massacre occurred and Libby needs money, so a group of investigators gets in touch with her and hold the position that possibly Ben, the brother is innocent. With the help of the investigative group, he begins to investigate and re-think the situation, they are looking for witnesses and new suspects. The kill club offers you money without thinking so as to have the scoop of the investigation, and little by little they will be interviewing people who may have been involved but at that time they were omitted.

While carrying out the investigation Libby begins to have flashbacks of that terrible day. These memories are told from the point of view of the mother of Libby and Ben, it is from these memories that you can see the hostile environment in which the child of the protagonist developed, you can see poverty, mistreatment and desolation a Which she and her brothers held.

We can conclude that the book is narrated perfectly, the narrative changes are great and provides dynamism to reading, these same changes become an incredible tool when developing the story, Libby will overcome their own demons and will Gathering all the loose pieces that remained after the tragic death of his family and will discover a terrible truth of his town. This is another brilliant novel twist written by the acclaimed author of suspense Gilian Flynn, is certainly a work of art in terms of narrative, you will not regret reading this book.