As a child, Libby Day survived the murders of her mother and two sisters and then implicated her older brother Ben as the perpetrator. Now, 32-year old Libby has run out of money and is looking for an easy way to make a few bucks. She finds a group of crime junkies (i.e. obsessed women) who believe in Ben's innocence. Libby agrees to work for the group in investigating the crime anew. As Libby begins talking to various people involved in the original investigation, her conviction in Ben's guilt begins to falter. What ensues is a dark and gruesome story involving domestic violence, drugs, teen pregnancy, Satan worshipping, bullying and animal sacrifice. But underneath the horror-and there's plenty of it-Dark Places is a well-paced, suspenseful mystery. Fans of Gone Girl will not be disappointed with this novel that also keeps you guessing until the very last chapter.
The sole survivor of a family massacre is pushed into revisiting a past she'd much rather leave alone, in Flynn's scorching follow-up to "Sharp Objects."