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The True Crime Case That Inspired ‘Gone Girl’

How Laci Peterson’s murder and disappearance cemented itself in our memories.

When I was in high school, reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn thrilled me. It taught me not to trust an unreliable narrator and threw me into a whirlwind of emotions about how the media sensationalizes tragedy, to the detriment of those it pretends to serve.

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