Study Guide

Dark Places Chapter 20

By Gillian Flynn

Chapter 20

Ben Day—January 2, 1985 5:58 p.m.

  • Ben is freaked out that Diondra is pregnant.
  • Diondra wants to leave town, but she and Ben have no idea how they'll do it. It's not like Ben can drive or get a job at fifteen.
  • Diondra suggests that Ben ask his dad for money. You know, his always-broke deadbeat dad, Uncle Moneybags.
  • Runner sells weed to Trey, so he must have money: that's Diondra's logic.
  • Off Ben and Diondra go, in Trey's truck, to find Runner.