Dark Places

Version: Unabridged
Author: Gillian Flynn
Narrator: Cassandra Campbell , Rebecca Lowman
Genres: Suspense, Literature, Detective Stories
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Published In: July 2013
# of Units: 11 CDs
Length: 13 hours, 30 minutes
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I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ.

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 fifteen-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. Piece by piece, the unimaginable truth emerges, and Libby finds herself right back where she started–on the run from a killer.

Reviews (32)


Written by Nicole S on July 24th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Love Gillian Flynn's writing and storytelling. This was my least favorite of her 3 novels but still totally engrossing and well-written. The main narrator (there were 3, all good) had a fabulous voice. Great listen.

Written by Susan M on July 16th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Very engaging, and thrilling near the end. Great narration. Suggest readers/listeners over age 18 because it is graphic in both violence and sexual topics.

Written by Amber Jenkins on January 25th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I have fallen in love with Gillian Flynn's writing, each book just as good or even better than the first I read.

Dark Places

Written by Sandra Gutowski on November 8th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

The narration on this book is fantastic. It has different voices for different characters but not overwhelmingly so; wonderful job. The book itself was great too. I love Gillian Flynn\'s style. Such a dark, dramatic story that builds up so nicely. It didn\'t pull me in as much as Sharp Objects did, but it was great to listen to over the course of a few weeks while driving to/from work.

Written by kimberly SCoggins on August 11th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This was an amazing book; I enjoyed every minute of it. Very well written, the narration was great. I love that I could get into each character and their side of the story. I would highly recommend this book.

Written by Jennifer Hightower on July 12th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I really love this book. I'm listening to the audiobook for the second time. It's really dark and weird. Way better than the movie, imo.

Written by Jamie-Lee Fraser on June 13th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I couldn't get into this book at all. The main character is such a drag. I tried for a bit but eventually got bored and put it down.

Written by Crystal Padilla on May 17th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This was a book chosen for my book club and it is by far my favorite! The narrators did a great job! I would definitely recommend this. 5 stars!

Written by Stevie Acevedo on March 19th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Very good narrating, I usually don't like them because it doesn't match the characters but I was wrong. Very engaging story as well.

Written by Samantha Byrd on February 15th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 3/5

It was well-written, but the ending was a little obvious to me. Also, a couple parts were a little too demonic for me. I felt she went into unnecessary detail for certain scenes and some just drug out.

Author Details

Author Details

Flynn, Gillian

Gillian Flynn est nee a Kansas City dans le Missouri. Apres des etudes d anglais et de journalisme, elle rejoint l equipe d "Entertainment Weekly", un magazine specialise dans le cinema pour lequel elle travaillera pendant dix ans. Elle publie en 2007 son premier roman, "Sur ma peau", qui a ete recompense par plusieurs prix litteraires dont, fait unique dans l histoire, deux Britain s Dagger Award. Publiee dans plus de vingt-cinq pays, Gillian Flynn est considere par la critique comme l une des voix les plus originales du thriller contemporain. Son troisieme livre, "Les Apparences", a connu un succes hors norme en France comme a l etranger.