What are you thinking, Amy? The question I've asked most often during our marriage, if not out loud, if not to the person who could answer. I suppose these questions storm cloud over every marriage: What are you thinking? How are you feeling? Who are you? What have we done to each other? What will we do? Just how well can you ever know the person you love?
These are the questions that Nick Dunne must ask himself on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone.
So what really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife? And what was in that half-wrapped box left so casually on their marital bed? In this novel, marriage truly is the art of war.
©2012 Gillian Flynn (P)2012 Random House
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"Tough to follow"
Not sure who would enjoy this, someone who has time to actually focus on listening to it as it jumps back and forth.
understandable exciting informative
the story is a good one and I've seen the movie, which I enjoyed, but this book jumps back and forth too much between the two characters and it's hard to stay focussed.
"Good book overall"
Overall it was a good book I read this after I saw the movie but still the strong writing kept me interested throughout.
Very very good read, not sure I should watch the film though I don't want to be disappointed the characters are so clear in my head.
This isn't usually my kind of book, but I found it absorbing and invested in the characters stories. Couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen next.
"A fantastic twisted thriller beautifully read."
If you haven't listened to or read this yet then do it. The narrators are both great at getting you to love and hate the characters and the story is just brilliant, whether you're a fan of thrillers or not.
I was hooked from the word go- unusually presented from two perspectives- made it a fascinating tale hearing from both husband and wife.
"Too many plot holes"
I must first admit to having seen the film before reading this book which did take some of the suspense away. However there are so many anomalies and holes in the plot which makes this story somewhat unbelievable. The film is better as it is a little more ambiguous.
loved this book, I couldn't stop listening. can't wait to watch the film now. brilliantly clever, with so many ahaa moments!!!
I'll certainly looking out for others by Gillian Flynn.
An excellent story narrated with great skill and expertise. Sorry when it came to an end!
"Great story but appalling ending and swearing"
Very poor lack lustre boring flat ending spoilt a great imaginative thrilling story. Endless use of F word is pathetic. Had to relisten to ending twice to make sure I had not missed something.
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