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Dark places

by Flynn, Gillian, 1971-

Format: Large Print 2009
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
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Andrew Carnegie Free Library Large Print LP FIC FLYNN
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Large Print LP Fly
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Penn Hills Library Large Print LP FLY
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Summary
Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in "The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas." She survived, famously testifying that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. The Kill Club is a secret society obsessed with notorious crimes. When they locate Libby and pump her for details, she hatches a plan to profit from her tragic history. For a fee, she'll reconnect with the players, report her findings ...and maybe revisit her testimony.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Libby Day's mother and two younger sisters were viciously slaughtered when she was seven, and her brother, Ben, against whom she testified, has been incarcerated ever since. Twenty-five years later, Libby is still suffering from the aftereffects of the notorious murders. Although it sometimes takes her days to work up the psychic energy to wash her hair, she is not quite the timorous victim the press makes her out to be. When she finds out that the trust fund set up in her name is about to run out of money (the do-gooders have long since moved on to fresh tragedies), she starts gouging money from members of the Kill Club, a group of true-crime fans obsessed with the Day murders. Greedily pricing family memorabilia, wondering how much the Kill Club creeps will pony up for an old birthday card, she learns that none of them believes her brother committed the crime. As she starts investigating, the narrative returns to the day of the murders, intercutting Libby's current-day hunt with the actual events of the day. Despite the fact that the ending is known from the get-go, Flynn (Sharp Objects, 2006) injects these chapters with unbearable tension. And unlovable Libby, mean-spirited and greedy, shows her true colors and her deep courage. A gritty, riveting thriller with a one-of-a-kind, tart-tongued heroine.--Wilkinson, Joanne Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Edgar-finalist Flynn's second crime thriller tops her impressive debut, Sharp Objects. When Libby Day's mother and two older sisters were slaughtered in the family's Kansas farmhouse, it was seven-year-old Libby's testimony that sent her 15-year-old brother, Ben, to prison for life. Desperate for cash 24 years later, Libby reluctantly agrees to meet members of the Kill Club, true crime enthusiasts who bicker over famous cases. She's shocked to learn most of them believe Ben is innocent and the real killer is still on the loose. Though initially interested only in making a quick buck hocking family memorabilia, Libby is soon drawn into the club's pseudo-investigation, and begins to question what exactly she saw-or didn't see-the night of the tragedy. Flynn fluidly moves between cynical present-day Libby and the hours leading up to the murders through the eyes of her family members. When the truth emerges, it's so twisted that even the most astute readers won't have predicted it. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Wheeler Publishing large print hardcover
Subjects Children of murder victims -- Fiction.
Families -- Crimes against -- Fiction.
Juvenile homicide -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Kansas City (Mo.) -- Fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Publisher Waterville, Me. :Wheeler Pub.,2009
Language English
Description 615 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
ISBN 9781410417756 (alk. paper)
1410417751 (alk. paper)
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