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)
Yes. It was very captivating, one of those books that keep you up all night saying to yourself "only 30 more minutes" and you end up staying up all night.
When you find out more about Amy's diary from her own voice.
Yes, but you won't get anything else done!
I highly recommend this book. The only thing I didn't like was that it clearly calls for a sequel. I like to know what I'm getting into with books. I don't like having to wait for the next book to be written.
All the twists in the story, the last half I didn't want to stop!
All the Twists in the plot
I can't tell you or I would give the story away, it keeps on surprising you when you thought there could be no more surprises it gives you one more
You just have to get through the first part of the story and it gets soooooooo much better
I would recommend this book because it's unique and intriguing.
All the different plot twists.
How well they portrayed the emotions at the time in the lives of the characters.
This novel is refreshingly unpredictable. This book is truly compelling, it has so many twists and turns yet the characters are well developed and the story is the perfect balance of believable and unbelievable. It was addicting.
I gasped multiple times.
A must read.
Looking for good murder mysteries that don't consist mostly of cheesy love stories. Example of what I am looking for, J Deaver & JA Jance.
What a story!. I could listen to it all over again. Great performance, as well.
I listen to nearly 100 books a year - this has got to rank up there with one of the 5 best in the last 2 years.
Without giving away the story? That's really tough. The suspense is the greatest part. I cannot think of one memorable moment to describe that would not spoil it for the next listener.
I have not.
Nick & Amy both knew they married "til death do us part".
The writing, plot, and genius twists and turns are wonderful however the narrators make this story! They are both so fantastic and reeling you in and differentiating their voice the conversations never get jumbled or confusing! Absolutely outstanding narration and a wonderfully fun book!
It was interesting to read this book after reading so many reviews critical of the final plot twist. Starting about half way though the book there were so many crazy plot twists that I wondered if each one was the one the critics were talking about. I can see why many reviewers did not like that final twist, but I thought it was fun, ironic, and thought provoking. An engaging and fun story with enough substance to keep the reader thinking and engaged.
Great narration, great mystery, kept my interest.
When you realized what was really happening.
Expressions. Plus, I can "read" while I do other things. I love being read to--it is about the story, not about developing my reading skills.
Just when you think you could hate him...
A little disappointed in how it ended.
I get so excited sometimes about writing a review..good or bad...that why sometimes I misspell words..lol..
This is one of the best books I've heard in a very long time. The story line was so different from the normal books. Gillian Flynn developed twist and turn throughtout. You never know whats coming next. I loved the narrators they were perfect for the characters. I dont wnat to give anything away but I totally recdommend this book its worth reading!
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