I’m halfway through Gillian Flynn’s Dark Places and I can’t stop thinking about how much it reminds me of the West Memphis Three stories. Cult hysteria and devil worship? Check. A small southern town? Check. Wrongful Imprisonment? Check
Even down to names. In Dark Places, Diondra plays the suspects girlfriend and in the real-life West Memphis Three, it’s Domini.
Anyway I took to Google to see if she talked about her inspiration and found no answers, but did find that Charlize Theron has signed on to play Libby Day in the Dark Places movie. Interesting.
If you haven’t read Dark Places, I’d recommend it (even though I’m not finished yet.) I was hesitant; after liking Gone Girl so much I thought this would be a let down, but so far so good!