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Gone Girl: A Novel | [Gillian Flynn]

Gone Girl: A Novel

It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?
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Publisher's Summary

Marriage can be a real killer. One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times best seller Gillian Flynn, takes that statement to its darkest place in this unpausable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that her work "draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction." Gone Girl's toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn.

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife's head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge.

Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn't do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?

With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around.

©2012 Gillian Flynn (P)2012 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"Flynn masterfully lets this tale of a marriage gone toxically wrong gradually emerge through alternating accounts by Nick and Amy, both unreliable narrators in their own ways. The reader comes to discover their layers of deceit through a process similar to that at work in the imploding relationship. Compulsively readable, creepily unforgettable, this is a must read for any fan of bad girls and good writing." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Alexandra Z. Tsui DC 03-29-13 Member Since 2011
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    "awful story, but the readers were great!"
    Would you try another book from Gillian Flynn and/or Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ?

    I hated the story. Both of the main characters were despicable. The story itself was irrelevant and far fetched. I really wish I could have the time back I spent listening to it. The ONLY reason I finished it was due to the performance of the readers, they did a great job.


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    Michael Greenstein Dobbs Ferry, NY 03-13-13
    Michael Greenstein Dobbs Ferry, NY 03-13-13 Member Since 2008

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    "Good plot twists, but ultimately not satisfying"

    This is not a spoiler alert. I see why others really liked this book. It draws you in. You get involved and care what happens. And that's the first two thirds of the book. As the plot unfolds and there is essentially no more to learn about the main characters I could not wait for the book to end. With the right direction, would probably be a better movie.

    Great readers.

    Your choice.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lady Gladys of Hogwallor Hogwallor, NJ USA 02-07-13
    Lady Gladys of Hogwallor Hogwallor, NJ USA 02-07-13 Member Since 2012
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    "I Absolutely Hated This Book"
    What disappointed you about Gone Girl?

    The characters in this book are the kind of people I'd give a very wide berth in real life. The husband is an ass, and the wife is a sociopath. I abandoned the book when I realized I didn't care at all what happened to either of them.


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    JULIO Redmond, WA, United States 11-29-12
    JULIO Redmond, WA, United States 11-29-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Worst book I've heard in some time"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I'm not able to recommend this book.


    Has Gone Girl turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, this one in particular was just bad story telling.


    What three words best describe Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ’s voice?

    The narration was good. No complains. Julia's voice is quite enjoyable.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Gone Girl?

    The story did not develop as one would expect and I didn't see this book going anywhere interesting.


    Any additional comments?

    Skip this title.

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    Tina Maryville, TN, United States 11-28-12
    Tina Maryville, TN, United States 11-28-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Skip this one."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Create a plausible storyline.


    Any additional comments?

    Irritated at myself for wasting time listening to this book, the storyline was terrible.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Polly FORT WORTH, TX, United States 10-29-12
    Polly FORT WORTH, TX, United States 10-29-12 Member Since 2012
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    I thought things weren't adding up as I was reading, turns out I was right, however, I could not have predicted all the turns and twists. Nicely written, nicely narrated.

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    Keri SOQUEL, CA, United States 10-06-12
    Keri SOQUEL, CA, United States 10-06-12
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    "Completely riveting and entertaining"
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    This book is awesome! It kept me guessing the whole time and I was sad when it was over. It made me look forward to being in my car. I definitely recommend!

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    S. Mills Orlando, FL 10-05-12
    S. Mills Orlando, FL 10-05-12
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    "Keeps you guessing!"
    Would you listen to Gone Girl again? Why?

    No, because there are too many books I want to read/listen to and there's not enough time for rereads! :)


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    OMGoodness!! There are SO MANY sinister twists and turns in this book! Very creative and imaginative! Never read another book like it!!


    Have you listened to any of Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Some of the language is a little disturbing. It's different (at least it is for me) hearing it as opposed to skimming it as you read. :)

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    Jami Pekin, IL, United States 10-05-12
    Jami Pekin, IL, United States 10-05-12 Member Since 2009
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    Good book, many suprises, ending not what I expected. Great performance. Easy Listen story flows well.

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    garrett sullivan 10-05-12 Member Since 2009
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    "USE YOUR CREDIT on this brilliant story"

    Credits are gold and this is a great one to use them on!!

    This was my first book by Gillian Flynn and as a result of becoming completely engrossed by this story, these characters and the exceptional performance of the narrators I went on a binge with her other two books. Do not miss out on this book! Well worth the credit and time. I found myself taking extra time getting to work or back home just trying to get to a point where I could leave it!

    BTW, her other two books are just as good. Much darker...much, much darker, but excellent stories and worth the time and credit.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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