Dark Places

CWA Daggers: Steel, 2009

ebook / ISBN-13: 9780297855873

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 14th May 2009

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

THE BESTSELLING PHENOMENON

‘Eerily macabre… Wonderful’ Guardian
‘A nerve-fraying thriller’ New York Times
‘Every bit as horribly fascinating as In Cold BloodDaily Mail

Libby Day was seven when her family was murdered: she survived by hiding in a closet – and famously testified that her older brother Ben was the killer.

Twenty-five years later the Kill Club – a secret society obsessed with notorious crimes – gets in touch with Libby to try to discover proof that may free Ben. Almost broke, Libby agrees to go back to her hometown to investigate – for a fee.

But when Libby’s search uncovers an unimaginable truth, she finds herself right back where she started: on the run from a killer.


THE ORIGINAL #1 BESTSELLER, BY THE AUTHOR OF GONE GIRL

‘I would rather read her than just about any other crime writer’ Kate Atkinson
‘Gillian Flynn is the real deal: a sharp, acerbic and compelling storyteller’ Stephen King
‘An extraordinarily good writer’ Observer

Reviews

Gillian Flynn is the real deal, a sharp, acerbic, and compelling storyteller with a knack for the macabre
Stephen King
Gillian Flynn's writing is compulsively good. I would rather read her than just about any other crime writer
Kate Atkinson
With her blistering debut Sharp Objects, Gillian Flynn hit the ground running. Dark Places demonstrates that was no fluke
Val McDermid
Gutsy, atmospheric and suspense-loaded
Fanny Blake, Woman & Home
This is only Flynn's second crime novel . . . and demonstrates even more forcibly her precocious writing ability and talent for the macabre
Daily Mail
Dark Places, Flynn's second novel, confirms her exceptional talent
Times Literary Supplement
Dark Places grips you from the first page and doesn't let go
Karin Slaughter
A NEW YORKER 'REVIEWERS' FAVORITE' A WEEKEND TODAY 'TOP SUMMER READ' CHICAGO TRIBUNE 'BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR'
Flynn's well-paced story deftly shows the fallibility of memory and the lies a child tells herself to get through a trauma.
New Yorker
Flynn's second novel is a wonderful evocation of drab small-town life. The time-split narrative works superbly and the atmosphere is eerily macabre-Dark Places is even better than the author's award-winning Sharp Objects.
Guardian