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Dark Places Chapter 29

By Gillian Flynn

Chapter 29

Libby Day—Now

  • Libby returns home to discover nine messages from Lyle, wondering where she is. She calls him and invites him over.
  • While she waits for Lyle, Libby decides to dye her hair from blond to a shade closer to its natural color—red.
  • Lyle shows up, and Libby fills him in on everything she's learned.
  • Libby and Lyle sit down to watch TV, and Lyle tells Libby why he identifies with her.
  • When he was 12, Lyle started a wildfire in California. He figures Libby knows that feeling "of something getting completely beyond your control" (28.61).
  • Lyle confesses he's never told that story before, and then he invites her to his birthday party. Aww, it's like they're friends now.