Study Guide

Dark Places Characters

By Gillian Flynn

Libby Day

We can't image a day worse than the one Libby had on January 2, 1985. She was seven when she woke...

Ben Day

Ben Day has always been the odd man out. He's the only male in a house full of women. He's one of...

Patty Day

Patty Day is a single mother with a deadbeat ex-husband, four kids, and a farm. Her mantra each...

Diondra Wertzner

Diondra is the worst girl ever with the "worst name ever" (14.33). She kills someone, has a baby,...

Lyle Wirth

Lyle Wirth is the leader of the Kill Club, a club fascinated with true crime. Libby says, "Lyle...

Ronald "Runner" Day

The best way to characterize Runner Day, Libby's deadbeat dad, is simple: he cheats at...

Trey Teepano

Trey Teepano is Diondra's best friend, although we're not sure these two know what the word...

Krissi Cates

Okay, let's get right to the point. Krissi is a stripper.But it wasn't always that way. Krissi...

Crystal

Crystal is Ben's daughter with Diondra, all grow'd up. Ben wanted to name his daughter Krissi. Is...

Minor Characters

A few other characters make a difference in the Days' lives. First and foremost is Aunt Diane,...