From The Bestselling Author OfGone Girl #1 New York Times
Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were killed at Kinnakee, Kansas, in "The Satan Sacrifice." She survived—and famously testified that her brother of fifteen years, Ben, was the murderer. Twenty-five years later, the Kill... Club—a secret secret society obsessed with notorious crimes—locates Libby for details and pumps her. They are hoping to find evidence that may set Ben free. Libby hopes to turn her tragic history off a profit: from that night she will reconnect with the players and report her findings to the club—for a fee. The unimaginable truth is emerging as Libby's search takes her from shabby Missouri strip clubs to abandoned tourist towns in Oklahoma, and Libby finds herself right back where she started—on the run from a killer.
I am, I guess, depressed. I guess I've been depressed for about twenty-four years. I can feel a better version of me somewhere in there - hidden behind a liver or attached to a bit of spleen within my stunted, childish body - a Libby that's telling me to get up, do something, grow up, move on. But the meanness usually wins out. (2)
Knowing it could be your family, or the family you might have someday, draws you deeper into their sad lives and creates a sense of fear, despair, and even hope for not just the Day family, but for you, as well.