Bone Baby

Bone Baby

What she contemplates next is unthinkable. BONE BABY is set in the present-day cities of Bath and Portsmouth in southern England. BONE BABY is the eleventh novel by Diane Dickson to be published by THE BOOK FOLKS.

Author: Diane M. Dickson

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ISBN: 1521877858

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Page: 247

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Buried secrets, hidden regrets and crime uncovered. For many years, Lily and her partner had kept a terrible secret. When her partner dies, this secret becomes her burden alone. Soon it becomes an obsession. Having worked alongside her more flamboyant partner in the publishing industry in London, the more sensitive Lily was used to playing second fiddle in their enigmatic social set. But their nice life hid a dark secret, one that she does not want to carry to her grave. Many years ago, Lily and her partner covered up a crime. They took something precious that didn't belong to them and lost it. Lily has had to live with the consequences of her actions until she is given the chance to repair the damage she has done. This leads Lily down a dangerous path into the past. Disorientated, paranoid and scared, she uncovers a far graver crime. What she contemplates next is unthinkable. BONE BABY is set in the present-day cities of Bath and Portsmouth in southern England. BONE BABY is the eleventh novel by Diane Dickson to be published by THE BOOK FOLKS. Diane has a distinctive style and her thrillers and mysteries explore the lives of ordinary people facing difficult situations. Look out for her bestselling LEAVING GEORGE and the recently-published TANGLED TRUTH.
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Little Girl Lost

Little Girl Lost

Author: Carol Wyer

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 9781786811226

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Categories: Fiction

The Wicked Sister

The Wicked Sister

The gripping thriller with a killer twist Karen Dionne ... That's what happens at the
end of the fairy tale, right? ... and loving and innocent, it's impossible to imagine
how Diana can possibly look at her sister and see nothing but bones and skin. ...
It's as though in lacking the emotions that bind us to one another, she has no
heart. I realize she's not alone in this. Some of the things that psychopathic
children have done are truly chilling: one little boy decapitated a baby bird with a
ruler after it ...

Author: Karen Dionne

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780751567458

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

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She thought she'd buried her past. But what if it's been hunting her this whole time? From the bestselling and award-winning author Karen Dionne comes a startling novel of psychological suspense as two generations of sisters try to unravel their tangled relationships between nature and nurture, guilt and betrayal, love and evil. You have been cut off from society for fifteen years, shut away in a mental hospital in self-imposed exile as punishment for the terrible thing you did when you were a child. But what if nothing about your past is as it seems? And if you didn't accidentally shoot and kill your mother, then whoever did is still out there. Waiting for you. For a decade and a half, Rachel Cunningham has chosen to lock herself away in a psychiatric facility, tortured by gaps in her memory and the certainty that she is responsible for her parents' deaths. But when she learns new details about their murders, Rachel returns, in a quest for answers, to the place where she once felt safest: her family's sprawling log cabin in the remote forests of Michigan. As Rachel begins to uncover what really happened on the day her parents were murdered, she learns - as her mother did years earlier - that home can be a place of unspeakable evil, and that the bond she shares with her sister might be the most poisonous of all.
Categories: Family & Relationships

The Murder Game

The Murder Game

The Number One bestseller and must-read thriller of the year Rachel Abbott.
Praise. for. Rachel. Abbott: 'A properly addictive, leave-the-light-on thriller' Red '
Smart and enthralling' Heat 'Unbearably tense, with a killer twist' Good
Housekeeping ... I loved the strong female characters, atmospheric Cornish
setting and the truly surprising ending. Psychological crime writing at its very best'
Kate Rhodes, author of Crossbones Yard 'Really gripping and menacing –
compulsive reading' ...

Author: Rachel Abbott

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472254955

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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We were all there that day. Now one of us is dead... The first time Jemma and Matt were invited to Polskirrin - Lucas Jarrett's imposing ocean-view home - it was for an intimate wedding that ended in tragedy. Jemma will never forget the sight of the girl's body floating towards the rocky shore. Now, exactly one year later, Lucas has invited his guests back for a macabre anniversary. But what Lucas has in store for them is nothing like a candlelight vigil. Someone who was there that night remembers more than they'll admit to, and Lucas has devised a game to make them tell the truth. Jemma believes she and Matt know nothing about what happened... but what if she's wrong? Before you play a deadly game, make sure you can pay the price... From the four-million-copy bestselling author comes a psychological thriller that will have you gripped until the last page. Perfect for fans of Something in the Water and The Silent Patient. What readers are saying about THE MURDER GAME (STEPHANIE KING BOOK 2): 'Abbott is a gifted storyteller and this book is a total delight' Daily Mail 'A twisty-turny plot that had my head reeling, and my mind full of intrigue. Superb plotting from the mistress of suspense' Mel Sherratt, bestselling author of Hush Hush 'A grand re-imagining of the best kind of crime caper, filled with underlying tensions, fancy rooms and a detective hungry for answers' Magic Radio: April Book Club Pick 'Fantastic and gripping - I loved the intriguing concept and the brilliantly atmospheric Cornish setting' Karen Hamilton, bestselling author of The Perfect Girlfriend 'This gallops along at a cracking pace, and manages to keep the twists and surprises coming thick and fast' Crime Monthly 'A brilliant read, full of suspense' Closer Praise for Rachel Abbott's thrillers: 'A dark, extremely readable, well-plotted psychological thriller' The Times 'It's easy to see why readers keep coming back for this author's thrills' Observer 'What a storyteller Rachel Abbott is... I was hooked from the start' Cara Hunter, author of Close to Home 'The twists just don't stop' Heat 'A blockbuster crammed with drama and laced with up-to-date psychological insight' Daily Mail 'A properly addictive, leave-the-light-on thriller' Red Magazine
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Movie Lists

Movie Lists

No happy endings, but one of the most famous movie quotes ever, from a
magnificently self-sacrificing Davis: “Oh Jerry, don't let's ... the bone as a
suspected murderess in this steamy melodrama, set in Singapore and based on
a W. Somerset Maugham play. Character actress Gale Sondergaard has a
typically creepy role. Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? ... This strange, dark
melodrama is infused with psychological insight, with intriguing special effects
that allow Bette to share ...

Author: Paul Simpson

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781846688720

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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At last--a film book that is really useful . . . and fun!
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New York Magazine

New York Magazine

84 * BLOW OUT-Uhr 47m., '81) Brian De Palma's brilliant, ultimately unsatisfying
new thriller has a horror film kick to it, an almost ... His scenes with the children
are possibly the funniest business of this kind since W. C. Fields took on Baby Le
Roy. ... Cutter goads him to take revenge against the wealthy man he and Bone
suspect is the actual killer. ... The team of Matthew Bobbins (writer-director) and
Hal Barwood (writer-producer) allow a few anachronistic lines or emotions to
creep in ...

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
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New York Magazine

New York Magazine

At times, the sound is so loud it seems crazily exaggerated — that is, until you
remember what a racket these babies ... This time, in the dark, lovers meet and a
murder is committed. ... it's the kind of old-fashioned "story" movie in which the
atmosphere binds you to the characters' emotions from one minute to the next. ...
Wadeck Stanczak has a more severely dramatic bone structure than an actor of
French descent, and his work is ... By the end, Deneuve is as high on danger as
the girl.

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
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The Silent Dolls

The Silent Dolls

The Silent Dolls was bloody brilliant… Rita Herron sure knew how to raise my hackles and increase the creep factor with each turn of the page… An UNPUTDOWNABLE book which gripped me.” Book Reviews by Shalini, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Wow ...

Author: Rita Herron

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 9781838887605

Category: Fiction

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Silent tears trickle down her cheeks as she curls inside the tiny cave-like space. She lies on her side, darkness all around her, rubbing her fingers over the little wooden doll he’d carved. He told her to be quiet, not to cry or scream. Not to be a baby. Her throat was raw, her eyes swollen shut. She wanted her mommy and daddy. She wanted to go home. When Penny Matthews, a seven-year-old girl with blonde curls and a gap-toothed smile, goes missing in the Appalachian mountains, Detective Ellie Reeves is called straight to the scene. According to Penny’s parents, their daughter vanished after a picnic by the creek. All that’s left behind is a pink friendship bracelet etched with “Penny”. Ellie knows all too well that the mountains’ endless miles of dark forest and winding rivers are the perfect place for a criminal to hide. Racing against the rapidly setting sun and a brutal winter storm on the horizon, she searches desperately for Penny. And when she discovers the remains of a small body buried with a carved wooden doll, it’s clear she’s up against a deadly serial killer preying on innocent little girls. As the temperature plunges, Penny’s life hangs in the balance. Most people who get lost in the woods never make it out alive. Can Ellie defy the odds and find out the truth about all the stolen girls? Or will the mountain, and its twisted killer, claim another victim? A totally gripping and utterly addictive new crime-thriller series for readers who love Lisa Regan, Kendra Elliot and Melinda Leigh. Prepare to stay up way past your bedtime – but be warned: you’ll be scared to turn the lights off after you’ve raced through the pages. Readers absolutely love The Silent Dolls: “Oh my freaking gawd!! The Silent Dolls was bloody brilliant… Rita Herron sure knew how to raise my hackles and increase the creep factor with each turn of the page… An UNPUTDOWNABLE book which gripped me.” Book Reviews by Shalini, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Wow!… I literally haven't been able to put this book down! This has completely gripped me and been utterly impossible to put down… A superb start to the series, I am gutted I need to wait for the next instalment.” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Oh my word!… What a great storyteller Rita Heron is! From the fabulous plot which quite frankly had me on the edge of my seat throughout to the amazing character development, I am overwhelmed by this book! It was so good!… Oh my goodness! The twists! They kept coming! The final two though were shockers!… This book is an astoundingly well-written novel and I hope many readers pick it up based on my review as it is an absolutely exceptional read!” NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Loved this book! Action packed and with so many twists, had me hooked from start to the end!! The ending was amazing!! I cannot wait to read the next book in the series!!!!!!” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Wow, what a brilliant book… Rollercoaster of emotions… I found it very jumpy in places as I was so engrossed. Don’t read when on your own!” NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This book was so damn good! I just couldn't put it down until I finished it!... Had me hooked on right from the start… Amazing!!” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Truly brilliant… Right from the first chapter I was hooked and I needed to keep turning the pages… There were times during the book that I felt I was on edge and my heart was bumping. You know a story is good when you start getting physical reactions.” Chells and Books, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Y'all this book was amazing!... The plot & ending was simply brilliant!... Filled with twists, turns, the unexpected! Had me hooked, to where I could not put it down till I finished and seen what happened next! I honestly don’t think I've read a book this year with so much twists to it! But this one here packed the punches!... Every bit of 5 STARS!!!” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Loved it!!!!... A real page turner which I devoured in one sitting. Atmospheric, chilling, creepy and terrifying. A plot full of twists and turns which kept me guessing and constantly changing my mind.” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Breathtaking! This book was a wild ride from the first word to the very last. Just when you think you've read the last secret... Boom! Another jaw dropping revelation!” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Amazing… Such a gripping and thrilling book… Had me hooked from start to finish and I read it within a few hours!” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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Leonard Maltin s Movie and Video Guide

Leonard Maltin s Movie and Video Guide

Bone-chilling psychological ... An inquisitive youngster (Haas) becomes involved
with ghosts in mystery story about an unsolved murder and the legendary Lady in
White (Helmond) ... Dramatic segment near the end spoils lively mood.Y Lady ...

Author: Leonard Maltin

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ISBN: 0452286999

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 1536

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Library Journal

Library Journal

Upon his release from jail , however , the rapist unwittingly falls victim to a
vigilante known as “ Killer . ... Cadenced prose , psychological insight , taut
suspense , and the swift violence of a chilling plot makes this highly
recommended ... its frequent treatment by authors such as Lydia Maria Child ,
Mary Heaton Vorse , Sandra Cisneros , Beth Brant , and Merrill Joan Gerber . ...
Unlike his earlier work , which was somewhat raw , in this book Wolff ties up his
stories with neat , little endings .

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ISBN: UOM:39015082964530

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
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The New York Times Film Reviews 1913 1968

The New York Times Film Reviews  1913 1968

Continually it tries to flavor its outright bunkum with real emotion and out of a Wild
West Junket it has tried to squeeze the liebestod Romeo and Juliet . ... as rebels
and Union soldiery pursue each other across the moonlit hills , or in Chill Wills ' s
performance as a grizzled ... She is a cantankerous school child fighting over
jacks and marbles , not life and death . ... The kids , extrovert recruits from the
Dead End school , are supplied with all the appropriate thriller appurtenances
from the ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105021201160

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 4091

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Categories: Motion pictures

Leonard Maltin s Movie Guide

Leonard Maltin s Movie Guide

Author: Leonard Maltin

Publisher: Plume

ISBN: 0452295572

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1645

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Offers readers a comprehensive reference to the world of film, including more than ten thousand DVD titles, along with information on performers, ratings, running times, plots, and helpful features.
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The New York Times Film Reviews

The New York Times Film Reviews

Continually it tries to flavor its outright bunkum with real emotion and out of a wid
West junket it has tried to squeeze the ... heroics as rebels and Union soldiery
pursue each other across the moonlit hills , or in Chill Wills ' s performance as a
grizzled ... For the fact of the matter is that the story is little more than skin and
bones , a layer of thin sophistication stretched upon a ... The kids , extrovert
recruits from the Dead End school , are supplied with all the appropriate thriller
appurtenances ...

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Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly

Now he brings us a story even more chilling, close to the bone, doom-ridden—
and hard to put down. ... hatred and violence breed their like; where a child can
be brutally punished on mere suspicion of treachery to the IRA, ... In this spine-
tingling thriller from the author of Surprise Party, each one makes the fatal
mistake of unlocking her apartment door for a softSpoken, orderly killer who
leaves the premises untouched, with one exception—a small papier mâché
gondola placed by the ...

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Category: American literature

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Cue

Cue

A compassionate look at psychopathic child-murderer and hunt for him. ... MGM, '
35) Peter Lorre makes this film version of "The Hasds of Orlac" a chilling
melodramatic horror picture that should keep ... Jack Lemmon and Walter
Matthau are uproarious as flunked-out husbands who share apartment end
reveal some habits that drove their wives mad. ... UA, 75) Jack Nicholson
electrifying as free spirit who wages psychological warfare against mental
hospital nurse who fights to keep ...

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The Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly

This convoluted varn works Civil War bitterness : roaming bands of outhy
warmhearted and romantic , this thriller best when ... no - good cowfather and to
confront his older brother , Joe , rich tableau of creepy medical details and boy ,
one of the sons ... thieving varmints vows to unearth his killer , and finds herself
mean streets of New York , digging deeper who cross ... ment ( Shell Game ,
1999 ) and this one means dying of leukemia and needs a bone - marenhance
her intelligence .

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Our Sunday Visitor s Family Guide to Movies and Videos

Our Sunday Visitor s Family Guide to Movies and Videos

where almost single - handedly he takes on its murder - ous security force and
their counterfeiting operation Murphy ' s ... merciless influence upon a pathetically
devout diabetic ( Ann Todd ) and her emotionally unstable son ( Tony Beckley ) .
... on far too long to sustain credibility , though Ryan ' s performance as the
unbalanced menace is chillingly convincing . ... horror movie directed by Oliver
Hellman is an inept , tasteless attempt to combine Rosemary ' s Baby and The
Exorcist .

Author: Our Sunday Visitor, inc

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ISBN: 0879733691

Category: Religion

Page: 879

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This giant reference is the only book that tells you whether a movie is really healthy to watch for a Catholic family. Includes both MPAA and USCC ratings, plus plot descriptions and reviews from a Christian perspective.
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New York

New York

47m . , ' 81 ) Brian De Palma ' s brilliant , ultimately unsatisfying new thriller has a
horror film kick to it , an almost ... His scenes with the children are possibly the
funniest business of this kind since W . C . Fields took on Baby Le Roy . ... of
murder , Cutter goads him to take revenge against the wealthy man he and Bone
suspect is the actual killer . ... a few anachronistic lines or emotions to creep in to
the period recreation , but the fiery power of the spectacle triumphs over every
flaw . PG .

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Dark Places

Dark Places

--Joanne Wilkinson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.ReviewNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Named one of the Best Books of 2009 by Publishers Weekly A Weekend TODAY “Top Summer Read” The New Yorker's ...

Author: Gillian Flynn

Publisher: Broadway Books; 1 Reprint edition (May 4, 2010)

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Category: Fiction

Page: 349

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FROM THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF GONE GIRL 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 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. Editorial ReviewsFrom Publishers WeeklyStarred 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) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.From The New YorkerLibby Day, the protagonist of Flynn’s disturbing second novel, was, as a seven-year-old, the only survivor of her family’s brutal murder by her older brother, an event dubbed by the media the “Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas.” Twenty-five years later, she has become a hardened, selfish young woman with no friends or family. Since the tragedy, her life has been paid for by donations of well-wishers, but, with that fund now empty, Libby must find a way to make money. Her search leads her to The Kill Club, a secret society of people obsessed with the details of notorious murders. As Libby tries to gather artifacts to sell to The Kill Club (whose members, it turns out, doubt the guilt of her brother), she is forced to reëxamine the events of the night of the murder. Flynn’s well-paced story deftly shows the fallibility of memory and the lies a child tells herself to get through a trauma. Copyright ©2008 Click here to subscribe to The New Yorker --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.From Bookmarks MagazineCritics agreed that with the publication of Dark Places, Flynn’s success with Sharp Objects was no fluke. Here she crafts a compelling protagonist—a troubled, self-proclaimed liar who embarks on a painful journey of self-discovery and redemption. Many reviewers praised Flynn’s sophisticated narration: the novel alternates between Libby’s adult voice and those of her brother and mother on the day of the murders. If a few too many female villains and some clumsy plotting mar the flow, never mind; most readers will enjoy this “soul quest, the tale of a woman’s coming to terms with herself and with the consequences of her selfish, childish, fearful choices”—and will look forward to Flynn’s next offering (Chicago Sun-Times). Copyright 2009 Bookmarks Publishing LLC --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.From Booklist*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. --Joanne Wilkinson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.ReviewNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Named one of the Best Books of 2009 by Publishers Weekly A Weekend TODAY “Top Summer Read” The New Yorker's Reviewers' Favorite from 2009 A 2009 Favorite Fiction Pick by The Chicago Tribune “[A] nerve-fraying thriller.” —The New York Times “Flynn’s well-paced story deftly shows the fallibility of memory and the lies a child tells herself to get through a trauma.” —The New Yorker “Gillian Flynn coolly demolished the notion that little girls are made of sugar and spice in Sharp Objects, her sensuous and chilling first thriller. In DARK PLACES, her equally sensuous and chilling follow-up, Flynn…has conjured up a whole new crew of feral and troubled young females….[A] propulsive and twisty mystery.” —Entertainment Weekly “Flynn follows her deliciously creepy Sharp Objects with another dark tale . . . The story, alternating between the 1985 murders and the present, has a tense momentum that works beautifully. And when the truth emerges, it’s so macabre not even twisted little Libby Day could see it coming.” —People (4 stars) “Crackles with peevish energy and corrosive wit.” —Dallas Morning News “A riveting tale of true horror by a writer who has all the gifts to pull it off.” —Chicago Tribune "In her first psychological thriller, Sharp Objects, Flynn created a world unsparingly grim and nasty (the heroine carves words into her own flesh) written with irresistibly mordant humor. The sleuth in her equally disturbing and original second novel is Libby Day....It's Flynn's gift that she can make a caustic, self-loathing, unpleasant protagonist someone you come to root for.” —New York Magazine “[A] gripping thriller.” —Cosmopolitan "Gillian Flynn is the real deal, a sharp, acerbic, and compelling storyteller with a knack for the macabre.” –Stephen King “Another winner!” —Harlan Coben “Gillian Flynn’s writing is compulsively good. I would rather read her than just about any other crime writer.” —Kate Atkinson “Dark Places grips you from the first page and doesn't let go.” —Karin Slaughter “With her blistering debut Sharp Objects, Gillian Flynn hit the ground running. Dark Places demonstrates that was no fluke.” —Val McDermid “Dark Places' Libby Day may seem unpleasant company at first–she's humoring those with morbid curiosities about her family's murders in order to get money out of them–but her steely nature and sharp tongue are compelling. 'I have a meanness inside me,'she says, 'real as an organ.'Yes she does, and by the end of this pitch-black novel, after we've loosened our grip on its cover and started breathing deeply again, we're glad Flynn decided to share it.” —Jessa Crispin, NPR.org “Flynn returns to the front ranks of emerging thriller writers with her aptly titled new novel . . . Those who prefer their literary bones with a little bloody meat will be riveted.” —Portland Oregonian “Gillian Flynn may turn out to be a more gothic John Irving for the 21st century, a writer who uses both a surgeon's scalpel and a set of rusty harrow discs to rip the pretty face off middle America.” —San Jose Mercury News “The world of this novel is all underside, all hard flinch, and Flynn’s razor-sharp prose intensifies this effect as she knuckles in on every sentence. . . . The slick plotting in DARK PLACES will gratify the lover of a good thriller–but so, too, will Flynn’s prose, which is ferocious and unrelenting and pure pleasure from word one.” —Cleveland Plain Dealer “Gillian Flynn’s second novel, DARK PLACES, proves that her first – Sharp Objects – was no fluke. . . . tough, surprising crime fiction that dips its toes in the deeper waters of literary fiction.” —Chicago Sun-Times "Flynn fully inhabits Libby—a damaged woman whose world has resided entirely in her own head for the majority of her life and who is prone to dark metaphors: 'Draw a picture of my soul, and it’d be a scribble with fangs.' Half the fun of DARK PLACES is Libby’s swampy psychology, which Flynn leads us through without the benefit of hip waders.” —Time Out Chicago “Clever, engrossing and disturbing….[DARK PLACES] should cement [Flynn’s] place in the great authors of crime fiction.” —Crimespree “[D]eliciously creepy...Flynn follows 250-some pages of masterful plotting and character development with a speedway pileup of pulse-pounding revelations.” —Chicago Reader “A genuinely shocking denouement.” —Romantic Times “Sardonic, riveting . . . Like Kate Atkinson, 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. . . . You can sense trouble coming like a storm moving over the prairie, but can't quite detect its shape.” —Laura Miller, Salon.com “These characters are fully realized—so true they could step off the page….hints of what truly happened to the Day family feel painfully, teasingly paced as they forge an irresistible trail to the truth….Could. Not. Stop. Reading.” —Bookreporter.com “Libby’s voice is a pitch-perfect blend of surliness and emotionally charged imagery. . . . The Kansas in these pages is a bleak, deterministic place where bad blood and lies generate horrifically unintended consequences. Though there’s little redemption here, Flynn manages to unearth the humanity buried beneath the squalor.” —Bloomberg.com “Set in the bleak Midwest of America, this evocation of small-town life and dysfunctional people is every bit as horribly fascinating as Capote’s journalistic retelling of a real family massacre, In Cold Blood, which it eerily resembles. This is only Flynn’ s second crime novel–her debut was the award-winning Sharp Objects–and demonstrates even more forcibly her precocious writing ability and talent for the macabre.” —Daily Mail (UK) “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.” —The Guardian (UK) “A gritty, riveting thriller with a one-of-a-kind, tart-tongued heroine.” —Booklist, starred review “Flynn’s second crime thriller tops her impressive debut, Sharp Objects…When the truth emerges, it’s so twisted that even the most astute readers won’t have predicted it.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “The sole survivor of a family massacre is pushed into revisiting a past she’d much rather leave alone, in Flynn’s scorching follow-up to Sharp Objects . . . Flynn intercuts Libby’s venomous detective work with flashbacks to the fatal day 24 years ago so expertly that as they both hurtle toward unspeakable revelations, you won’t know which one you’re more impatient to finish. . . . every sentence crackles with enough baleful energy to fuel a whole town through the coldest Kansas winter.” —Kirkus Reviews “Once in a while a book comes along that puts a new spin on an old idea. More than 40 years ago, Truman Capote took readers inside the Clutter farmhouse in Holcomb, KS, to show them what it was like to walk in a killer's shoes. Flynn takes modern readers back to Kansas to explore the fictional 1985 Day family massacre from the perspective of a survivor as well as the suspects. . . . tight plotting and engaging characters.” —Library Journal
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