BlurbDark Places is a mystery novel by Gillian Flynn published in 2009. The novel deals with class issues in rural America, intense poverty and the Satanic cult hysteria that swept the United States in the 1980s. Dark Places was shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award and won the Dark Scribe Magazine Black Quill Award for Dark Genre Novel of the Year. It was also listed on the New York Times Best Seller List for hardcover fiction for two consecutive weeks. A film adaptation of the novel was released on August 7, 2015.
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This book is great, really well written. You just can't get enough of it. It just makes you want to know more and more of the history. I actually got all of Gillian Flynn's books and this one is stil number 1 for me.
I really loved this book and it led me to read the rest of Gillian Flynn's novels. Its darker than I thought it would be, but I loved it even more for that, couldn't put it down! I thought the characters were really well crafted, Libby Day being as a "real" product of her experience instead of a glossed over archetype of what a victim should be. Ending was great, loved it all around.