Dark Places By Gillian Flynn – Book Review Week 15

Dark Places

This is my favourite Gillian Flynn novel so far. I spent nearly a whole Sunday reading it while the kids were out playing with friends. I couldn’t put it down!

This story takes place over two timelines. Today we meet Libby Day, the youngest of the Day children and the only one of the girls to have survived when her mother and two sisters were massacred. Her brother is currently in prison for their murders and Libby’s testimony, when she was a child, helped put him there.

I enjoyed the jump between now and 1985, each time learning just a bit more. The suspense was kept up right through the book and not in an annoying way that sometimes happens.

Here’s the blurb from Goodreads:

Libby Day was just seven years old when her evidence put her fifteen-year-old brother behind bars.

Since then, she has been drifting. But when she is contacted by a group who are convinced of Ben’s innocence, Libby starts to ask questions she never dared to before. Was the voice she heard her borther’s? Ben was a misfit in their small town, but was he capable of murder? Are there secrets to uncover at the family farm or is Libby deluding herself because she wants her brother back?

She begins to realise that everyone in her family had something to hide that day… especially Ben. Now, twenty-four years later, the truth is going to be even harder to find.

Who did massacre the Day family?

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Goodreads reading challenge 2017 15 books completed




  1. suz 19th April 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Ooh this sounds a good read (if not a bit scary lol). Will have to put it on my TBR list.
    Great review.

  2. Acorn Books 18th April 2017 at 8:03 pm

    I like the sound of the suspense building in this book. I also really enjoy moving between different times, it seems to be quite popular at the moment #readwithme

  3. Yet Another Blogging Mummy 17th April 2017 at 10:55 am

    This sounds really good. One for my wishlist #readwithme

  4. Sarah MumofThree World 17th April 2017 at 10:19 am

    This is such a good book! It really builds up the suspense. I possibly preferred Sharp Objects, but it was very close! I really enjoyed all of Gillian Flynn’s books.

  5. Chantelle Hazelden 17th April 2017 at 10:05 am

    Definitely one to go on my TBR list! Thanks for sharing with #readwithme

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