I did read Gone Girl. And saw the movie.
Both quite good.
Her earlier (2009) novel is even better.
It centres around a farm family massacred in Kinnakee, Kansas.
The 15-year-old son is locked up as the killer. Only the youngest girl — Libby Day — survives.
Twenty-five years after the massacre, Libby, in need of money, meets with a group of amateur investigators who believe that her brother is innocent. She starts to believe her brother might actually be innocent.
They made a film of Dark Places (2015) too but from the trailer it looks to me they’ve changed the story quite a bit. It tanked. And has only 24% approval on Rotten Tomatoes.
Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.
So skip the movie. Read the book.
The author was born in Kansas City, Missouri. And this book is set just outside of Kansas City, Missouri.