Dark Places : Movie Tie-in Edition (Paperback)

Author: Flynn, Gillian

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780553418484
SKU 260391574
Format Paperback
Release Date 6/2/2015
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Dimensions (in Inches) 7H x 5L x 1T
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Gillian Flynn
Gillian Flynn is best known for her exceptionally dark psychological thrillers. Her debut novel, SHARP OBJECTS (2006), was the first book ever to win two Crime Writer's Association (CWA) Dagger Awards in a single year. Her second, DARK PLACES (2009), was deemed the best book of the year by the editors of Publishers Weekly. Flynn, who is the daughter of a film professor and a reading instructor, was born in Kansas City, Missouri. An avid fan of true-crime books, she attended the University of Kansas, receiving a journalism degree in 1993. She next worked at a trade magazine aimed at the human-resources industry for two years before moving to Chicago and earning a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. Flynn then took a job as a film reporter and TV critic for Entertainment Weekly, where she remained for a decade. When she wrote her first novel--which features a self-mutilating narrator who must deal with a mentally ill mother and deranged half-sister--Flynn met with immediate acclaim. Her subsequent books contain equally sinister themes and have met with a similarly positive reception. "Libraries are filled with stories on generations of brutal men, trapped in a cycle of aggression," she told one interviewer, after the publication of SHARP OBJECTS. "I wanted to write about the violence of women. So I did. I wrote a dark, dark book."
Praise
"A gritty, riveting thriller with a one-of-a-kind, tart-tongued heroine."|(starred review)
"Edgar-finalist Flynn's second crime thriller tops her impressive debut, SHARP OBJECTS." (starred review)
"[A] nerve-fraying thriller..."
"Flynn's well-paced story deftly shows the fallibility of memory and the lies a child tells herself to get through a trauma."
"[S]ardonic, riveting....Flynn has figured out how to fuse the believable characters, silken prose and complex moral vision of literary fiction to the structure of a crime story."
"DARK PLACES crackles with peevish energy and corrosive wit, just the thing to bring out the goose bumps on a balmy summer's night. Turn up the air and the lights, lock the doors, grab a comforter and some hot chocolate, and dive into the deep winter of Libby's soul."
From the Publisher
Annotation When the Kill Club--scavenging for savory morsels from a crime committed more than 30 years ago--contacts her, Libby Day sees an opportunity to make some money. In 1985, when she was only seven, her mother and sisters were savagely murdered on their family farm. Libby's testimony put her older brother in jail, but now as a way to earn a little bit of cash, she agrees to reinvestigate the crime for the Club. In an irresistible narrative, Gillian Flynn (SHARP OBJECTS) reveals the events on that fateful day as the vitriolic Libby opens up the past. Selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the 100 Best Books of 2009.
Editors Note FROM THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF GONE GIRLLibby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in ?The Satan Sacrifice" of Kinnakee, Kansas.? She survived?and famously testified that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, the Kill Club?a secret secret society obsessed with notorious crimes?locates Libby and pumps her for details. They hope to discover proof that may free Ben. Libby hopes to turn a profit off her tragic history: She?ll reconnect with the players from that night and report her findings to the club?for a fee. As Libby?s search takes her from shabby Missouri strip clubs to abandoned Oklahoma tourist towns, the unimaginable truth emerges, and Libby finds herself right back where she started?on the run from a killer.

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