The novels are grim mysteries that feature freakish families dealing with all manner of violence.If you read the article, it talks about how she's basically confessed the whole thing so looks like a pretty open-and-shut case.
Fathers fare poorly. They're depicted as alcoholics who abuse their children physically and sexually. They beat and cheat on their wives.
She has said the books aren't autobiographical.
I have to hand it to her that she knows how to pack for being a criminal:
"Police say she planned the shooting and escape, filling the trunk of her Subaru Impreza with books to read while on the lam" I'm curious to know what her running-from-the-law reading list was.