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
"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)
Its a fascinating tale that would begin on may 5th, 1989 in Mease Dunedin hospital and from there the legacy grew. I am adult now.
Mind bending thriller
I liked that it kept you thinking amy was going to meet her maker eventually.
Julia whelan makes you really hate amy even more. Kirby heybourne makes you really feel for him.
I could have been on the edge more than really just reading it myself.
I wish it didn't end the way it did
Yes because she writes well. It's just that this concept would put two people in asylums in real life, and one behind bars at least.
No. It began to get very frustrating.
Yes, with a different ending. The level of "Sickness" on a psychological level was really disturbing. It wasn't really believable that any man would stay and also that any woman could get away with this.
I understand it on a deeper level, but…It gives me a hopeless feeling about the state of humanity. Also, really, if you looked into her past you would realize that the vindictive things she pulled before would tend to make anyone but the dumbest police investigators suspicious. So there were plenty flaws in this story.
Yes! Every time I thought I had the book figured out, prediction would happen with a slap in your face twist that leaves your mouth open and you can't help but stay up past midnight listening.
Excellent study in the lesser loved side of human nature.
Character development, the twists and turns, and the final twist
Excellent job. They read it how it needed to be.
Best Audiobook I think I've ever listened to.
The twist and turns always kept me guessing.
Don't want to spoil anything, but all of the reveals were expertly crafted
it was too long to listen to in one sitting, but I was always carving more.
I really liked everything about the book except for the ending the chick was psycho and she was really able to get away with everything....and I mean everything!!! but I still gave it four stars all the way because I still loved it tooo
nope first time only because it was an editors pick!!!
I loved the book but would probably not listen again.
I loved the two narrarators.
I couldn't quit listening! It didn't make me cry or laugh but it was very intense.
I wish it had a better ending! I wanted an end and it didn't have one! Guess that means there will be a book 2!
It was an absorbing story and kept me guessing till the end. But I did not like the ending. Was not satisfying after investing so much emotion into the audiobook!!
Physician and Educator
I wasn't sure that I would like this book but less than one chapter in and I was hooked. Ms. Flynn, the author has a great style that lends itself perfectly to the Audible format. Ms. Whelan and Mr. Heyborne did an excellent job with this book. The chapters were the perfect length and always made me want to listen to "just one more". The turns and twists in the plot, told by the main characters are fabulous. I can recommend this book without hesitation because it held my interest from start to finish. Can't wait to read more by Ms. Flynn.
Yes, any book I really like I listen to again. I am a big John Sandford fan and I have listened to all 23 Prey books at least twice each.
Nick, because I relate to him. Had same type of parents.
I don't usually like female authors, but this Gillian Flynn is wicked, dark, and brilliant. She is going to be a huge name.
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