Dark Rooms

Dark Rooms

by Lili Anolik


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The Secret History meets Sharp Objects in this stunning debut about murder and glamour set in the ambiguous and claustrophobic world of an exclusive New England prep school.

Death sets the plot in motion: the murder of Nica Baker, beautiful, wild, enigmatic, and only sixteen. The crime is solved, and quickly—a lonely classmate, unrequited love, a suicide note confession—but memory and instinct won’t allow Nica’s older sister, Grace, to accept the case as closed.

Dropping out of college and living at home, working at the moneyed and progressive private high school in Hartford, Connecticut, from which she recently graduated, Grace becomes increasingly obsessed with identifying and punishing the real killer.

Compulsively readable, Lili Anolik’s debut novel combines the verbal dexterity of Marisha Pessl’s Special Topic in Calamity Physics and the haunting atmospherics and hairpin plot twists of Megan Abbott’s Dare Me.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780594689621
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/29/2016
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 744,761
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Lili Anolik is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. Her work has also appeared in Harper’s, Esquire, Elle, and The Believer. She lives in New York City with her husband and two young sons.

Eileen Stevens is a voice-over actress living and working in New York City whose voice can be heard on cartoons, promos, programs for English-language learners, and audiobooks. She has voiced Iris on Pokemon. An Earphones Award-winning narrator, she has also directed and produced audiobooks for over six years.

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Dark Rooms 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A tautly written debut novel, it's a riveting mystery with rich characters and a complex history revealed tantalizingly in flashbacks. A page-turner in the style of "Reconstructing Amelia," it keeps you guessing. Well-written prose and sharp style. Thumbs up. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Engrossing story,the characters were well developed and I did not want to put the book down. The book was about loss and grief but unlike the other reader, I did not find it depressing. I will be checking out this author for more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read the free sample and was intrigued enough to order the book, but became disappointed with the way the plot and characters developed. Would not recommend.
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kcbTX More than 1 year ago
I found this to be a very dark, depressing story. The characters were not appealing at all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was very hard to get into this book. Very depressing story,no noble characters, everyone was messed up. Didnt get interesting until more than halfway in. Ending was disappointing.