Dark Places - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

Gillian Flynn
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Summary

In Chapter 5, the story reverts to the present. Libby reveals that she’s a kleptomaniac, frequently passing stolen items off as belonging to her family. Libby wants to call Lyle to work something out to get more money, but she’s still upset they’re defending Ben. She wants to do a better job presenting her reasons for believing his guilt. She decides to see Barb Eichel, a writer who published a book about the murders shortly after they happened. She arranges a meeting, but Barb is also defending Ben. She points out that the crime scene was contaminated, that Runner had a poor alibi, and everyone was panicked because of the apparent Satanism.

She believes that Libby was coached by her therapist because the police just wanted to close the case and Ben seemed to fit the part of a Satanist. Libby finds...

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