Dark Places - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

Gillian Flynn
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Summary

Chapter 2 takes place in the past on January 2nd, 1985, the day before Ben had murdered Libby’s family. Libby’s mother, Patty, was worried about how Ben was acting. He had become distant and was talking to people on a second phone line. Patty had no idea who was on the other end of the phone conversations. She thought that Ben was going through a rebellious teenage phase, made all the worse by his being the only male in the home since her husband was gone. The only person Ben got along with was Libby. Patty manages to get Ben to sit down and have breakfast with the family. Ben shocked them all when he took off his hat and revealed that his bright red hair had been dyed black. When the family became upset, he got up from the table and left.

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