Book Review: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Dark Places Book Cover

Dark Places Book Cover

Dark Places is a mystery thriller on the classic case of who-dun-it. The story begins in the perspective of Libby Day, the sole survivor of the Kinnakee farm murders – the night her mother and two older sisters were killed in their own home. The murderer? The brother, Ben Day. Ben was believed to be into Satanic cults and Satanic worship, and it was easy to target him as the main suspect. Ben had no alibi for that night, and little Libby was the primary witness who said she saw him kill the Days. Even though the testimony came from a 7 year old, this was strong enough to place Ben in prison for life. As the story progresses in the present day, Libby, now 31 years old, and us readers begin to find out that that night was not as simple as Ben Day killing his entire family simply because. Libby finally faces her fear of that night (her Dark Place) and investigates the mystery behind her family’s death.

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