Dark Places - Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

Gillian Flynn
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Summary

Chapter 16 flashes back to 1985. Trey and Ben drove over to see Diondra, who had spent the day shopping. She bought clothing for both Ben and Trey too. Ben was annoyed and jealous because he didn't see why she would buy Trey something. She and Trey teased Ben about his poverty, which angered Ben. He felt like Diondra was always making him mad because she liked him all riled up.

Diondra and Ben ended up sleeping together. Afterwards, she asked Ben about what was going on with Krissi, explaining she had heard rumors and apparently the cops wanted to talk to him. Ben was offended, but he hardly had time to react since Diondra then revealed they shouldn’t fight because she could feel the baby kicking.

Analysis

Both Diondra and Trey show some of their cruel nature when they make fun of Ben. Ben...

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