Dark Places - Chapter 20 Summary & Analysis

Gillian Flynn
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Chapter 20 takes place in 1985. Ben was worried about the baby that Diondra was carrying. She’d started to finally show and Ben had felt the child kicking a few times. He knew he was going to have to drop out of school and get a job, but he didn't turn 16 for several more months. Diondra had to run away because her father would be furious. His one rule had been that she would wait until marriage before sleeping with someone.

Diondra told Ben that he needed to ask Runner for money. Ben is surprised because he doesn’t think Runner has any kind of money. Diondra and Trey mocked Ben because they’d been buying weed from Runner, so they assured Ben that his father did, indeed, have money. Ben was upset and started to panic as he tried to imagine what Diondra would...

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