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Gillian Flynn
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Chicago

Chicago is where the reader first meets the protagonist, Camille. She's come from the Midwest and has no desire, whatsoever, to return there. Unfortunately, a grisly murder convinces her editor that Camille needs to return to her home town.

Later, Camille brings Amma back to her apartment in Chicago and this is where Camille discovers what the ivory floors in the dollhouse are really made of.

Missouri

The state of Missouri is where Wind Gap is located. Being in the Midwest, it is assumed that the characters will have those 'solid' Midwestern values that are often depicted and stereotyped. Not so in this novel.

Wind Gap

Wind Gap is described as a very small town with Gone with the Wind tendencies. All of the women tend to dress and act as if they are still in the 50s with their white glove events, social teas, and clubs. This...

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