Having read Gillian Flynn’s hugely successful novel Gone Girl, and with the movie based on that book coming out this fall, I have been interested in her other works. For August’s book club, I chose Dark Places, a novel she wrote four years earlier, set in my (and her) home state of Kansas. Turns out there’s a movie for this one coming out September 1, too, with Charlize Theron playing the lead… Here’s the summary:
Libby 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. (See more at Amazon.)
Please join me on the second Thursday of July to discuss!