Psychological Suspense. When Libby Day was seven years old, her mother and sisters were murdered while she hid nearby; after her testimony, her brother was sent to prison. Twenty-five years later, she starts selling off family artifacts to make some desperately needed money -- the buyers, a group of obsessed true-crime fanatics, also push her to look into the murders, which eventually forces her to question her memories. Graphic and violent, Dark Places
is "a gritty, riveting thriller with a one-of-a-kind, tart-tongued heroine" (Booklist
). The movie version is set to open in September, and will star Charlize Theron as Libby. Author Gillian Flynn also wrote the bestselling Gone Girl
, which will be released as a movie the following month.