Study Guide

Dark Places Chapter 19

By Gillian Flynn

Chapter 19

Libby Day—Now

  • Libby wakes up from a nightmare about Runner.
  • Libby has the night of the murder on her mind, and she remembers that Ben's bedroom light was on, and that he was talking. But to whom?
  • The next day, Libby visits Ben and asks him.
  • Ben says that he and his mom were fighting about Krissi Cates, so he left without turning off his radio or his lights.
  • Then Libby asks Ben who Diondra is.
  • Ben says Diondra's a crazy person, "totally out of [his] league" (18.71).
  • Libby doesn't believe Ben. She wants the truth, but Ben won't give it to her.