Dark Places - Chapter 21 Summary & Analysis

Gillian Flynn
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Chapter 21 takes place in the present, Libby finally hears back from Runner. He has written her a letter which says that he is dying of cancer and he knows that Ben is innocent. At the end of the letter, he asks for $500 so he can travel to Libby and tell her everything. Libby is furious because she knows Runner is lying and just wants money from her. Libby’s tantrum is interrupted by Krissi arriving at her door.

Libby lets her come inside, and Krissi reveals that she lied. She tells Libby about the strange relationship she had with Ben, and how she was pressured into lying by the police. Libby understands that part since it sounded similar to her own experience with the police on that night in 1985, when they wanted her to testify against Ben. Libby learns that Krissi’s family knew...

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