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by Gillian Flynn
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susanvoss18
susanvoss18 rated it 2 years ago
The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas of 1985 has left an indelible mark on Libby Day. She survived and her older brother was put away for killing his mother and 2 of his 3 younger sisters. Libby was shuffled from house to house as a kid and once she made it to adulthood, charity provided her a li...
Just a book blog
Just a book blog rated it 2 years ago
Libby Day's two older sisters, Michelle and Debby, and her mother, Patty, were murdered in their home. The murder was known as "The Satan Sacrifice" - a Satanic bloodbath with hateful words smeared on the walls. Libby was only seven-years-old when she testified that her fifteen-year-old brother Ben ...
Books & Chocolate
Books & Chocolate rated it 2 years ago
Gillian Flynn knows how to write a dark and twisted book, that's for sure. Dark Places kept me engaged and trying to figure out who killed the Day family. I wasn't sure at first about the multiple narration, but I ended up liking how it helped to keep me guessing. I had a few theories, and my main o...
Mommy, am I cult?
Mommy, am I cult? rated it 2 years ago
This is a whodunit whose ending I guessed in half. Tchekov's gun is taken waaay too seriously in this book, so it made it easy to guess who did the murders.
Blood Rose Books
Blood Rose Books rated it 3 years ago
In true Gillian Flynn style she takes you back and forth between past and present to try and figure out what happened the night of The Satan Sacrifice: The murder of Libby's family became known as the “The Satan Sacrifice" and she was the only survivor at the age of seven. Well her brother survived...
The Symmetrical Bookworm
The Symmetrical Bookworm rated it 3 years ago
I'm kind of in shock right now. It wasn't enjoyable, it was disgusting and horrible and there's a lot of hot mess, dysfunctional characters. But the mystery was enthralling and I kept on reading to discover what happened. Also, apparently there's a film adaptation of this? I want to see it now. ...
Mirkat Always Reading
Mirkat Always Reading rated it 3 years ago
Libby Day survived the January 3, 1985 massacre that left her mother and two older sisters (age-ten Michelle and age-nine Debbie) dead, when Libby was seven years old. Her brother Ben, age fifteen at the time, was convicted of the,murders, largely based on Libby's testimony. Twenty-four years late...
Words of a Bibliophile
Words of a Bibliophile rated it 3 years ago
An OK mystery involving gruesome murders that kept me guessing up to the end. What I took from this novel is that when people already set their mind on believing someone is guilty, they will be convinced that person is guilty no matter what. Especially when hysteria over devil worship is involved.
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it 3 years ago
This is my third Gillian Flynn book and I must say, it’s my least favorite. I read Gone Girl first followed by Sharp Objects and finally Dark Places. I was so looking forward to reading this after reading two very good books of hers. I wasn’t as emotionally enthralled by Dark Places as I was her oth...
Thoughts of a nerdy feminist
Thoughts of a nerdy feminist rated it 3 years ago
I enjoyed this one, if one can really say they enjoy a book of the sort that Gillian Flynn writes. I thought it was much better than Gone Girl, although I still liked Sharp Objects better. Dark Places deals a lot with the Satanic Panic. The main character is not a terribly nice person, but not...
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