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
Probably not. This was a book recommended by a friend so I forced myself to listen to at least the first 8 chapters.
Winds of War. Already bought and downloaded it and looking forward it.
Slightly over done.
I was addicted to this book, such a great story line, so many twists... as soon as you think you know whats happening it does a 180. I loved it. Highly recommended! GET THIS BOOK!
There were several moments of astonishment at the turns in the tale. The story is a twisted tale of entrapment and will keep you guessing to the end, although I could have hoped for a better or at least more satisfying ending.
Although the story is quite well written and hard to put down I found the concept quite disturbing. Not a horror story but a horror that could be reality with the right blend of circumstances. The characters were well presented, believable and made me uneasy.
The narration was excellent.
Not sure at the start but then just grabs you. It twist each time you think you have it worked out. Want to listen to it again to pick up the things I missed
Reading is one of my great loves, but as a busy mum to 4, I seldom have the time to sit down with a good book. Audible changed that for me.
When I was halfway through this book, I was scrolling through facebook and one of my friends had posted the quote: "I want someone who says I love you every night and proves it every day." I nearly asked them if they were reading this book, because this story has made me look at that quote in a totally different way!
Gone Girl is brilliantly written. I found the first half start to get a bit tedious towards the end, but had read reviews to persevere past the halfway point, so I did. The story changes tack completely at halfway, and then you won't be able to put it down.
Though many have complained about the ending, I loved it. It is the perfect ending for the disturbing, but exciting thrill of a ride while living in Nick and Amy's world. It's a psychological thriller, that's for sure!
Compelling, twisting, dark
So many unexpected turns
They really brought the characters to life
End of Part One
Highly recommend it
This is the second book I have listened to narrated by Julia Whelan and again she didn't disappoint, neither did Kirby Heyborne. Both did a fantastic job with their respective characters. The story itself was extremely unbelievable and twisted, but that's what made it such a good read. I love all the twists and turns, it kept you guessing every step of the way, especially at the very end.
I do realise that Amy's voice was meant to sound perky at times, but really, listeners are not 8 year olds that need bedtime-story narration with lots of modulation and emotion. It honestly hurt my ears. It is a book for adults please read it like adults. Both characters were in their late 30s but sounded like 16 year olds.
For story yes.
The suspense and the fact that initially it was difficult to determine which one was lying.
When you realise that he is the good guy
I would have preferred a better ending
"Yep, it's good."
It's one of those rare books that totally deserved the hype. The characters are psychologically complex, the plot is deep and dense yet easily navigable, continuously tense, even after the twist is delivered. Just all round good.
"Sad, disturbing and scary"
Some of the characters are so annoying (Andie in particular) that one would like to tell them to get a grip. Andie is very young, granted and many of us were not particularly bright at 23, but really???? She is so selfish, that is almost unreal. "I just want to be with you, no matter that it looks bad for you. True love." She is the younger, less dangerous version of Amy. Nick is mad and a coward, his redeeming quality is that he sacrifices himself after all for the sake of his unborn child. Amy is scary. Genuinly scary. She is proud that her mother could not have another baby. She wants to be the centre of the Univers and when she discovers that she is not, she is set on revenge. Totally brainwashes her husband. On the other hand, if you take out the sociopath element, the book addresses some good questions about relationships. How much are we pretending? Why do people cheat? Expectations, wishes, issues every couple might face. Hopefully not on the same level. Not dealt with in the same manner. I liked Margo...but I still fear for Nick's life. Especially after Amy's last words.
"Gripping, nail bitingly brilliant. Wet ending tho"
Great all the way but I wanted more than the ending delivered. 8 wanted something more dramatic after all the build up
I enjoyed the story, it was easy to get into it, I liked the twists of the story line, but the ending is awful.
Slow start but gets better. So many twists. Becomes intriguing you need to know the end!
"Hooked from the get go!"
thoroughly enjoyed this book and the voice acting in particular. They got the tone just right.
dont believe the hype. good in the middle but thats it. nicks voice is boring
gripping story that has lots of twists and turns and keeps surprising you. None of the characters are likeable but you still want to know what happens.
This book contains intriguing characters who twist and turn through this compelling tale. Thoroughly recommend.
"great mystery suspense."
loved this book, from beginning to end fabulous I enjoyed it very much as did my book group.
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