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 a nice lil story to listen to while doing laundry ;)
Not on the edge but curious yes.
Curious about the movie coming out.
My name is Diane Heine not Larry Bruce.
I have no idea. I hated the format. So hard to finish
I still like mysteries
The reader was ok but the story and format was not. Don't know how or why they would make a movie from it.
It caught and held my attention via pure storyline.
Never really liking any character as the story unfolds, but able to picture them.
Different characters, different points of view.
Neither and both. They did equally well.
I was disappointed when it ended.
The Fatal Attraction of this generation.
This book is superbly written, performed perfectly by narrators Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne, and plotted to perfection.
It will keep you guessing, will make you wonder which one of these two people you should be rooting for (you flip flop several times), and ends in a way that delights.
After reading a string of bad to mediocre books, this one has restored my faith that there are excellent writers out there.
After all the hype I heard about this book, I was really disappointed in the story. I thought it would be a good murder mystery type and instead i got a twisted money pit story with a married couple showing how crappy they can be to each other and the ending was ridiculous.
I got so absorbed in this audiobook that I was listening to it even when I should have been doing other things. I was fascinated by the fact that I found the story so compelling even though the characters were so unlikable. There wasn't a single character I could identify with, and yet I couldn't put this book down. This was my first Flynn book, and I will certainly be looking for more!
Since so many people liked this book, it must be me. This was a painful experience. I listen to anything and everything, and love history, romance, mysteries, thrillers, fantasy, and humor. I was looking forward to this book, and I had saved it for a long weekend. I started the book in the car when I left home for the park where I walk and listen to my books. I didn't even get out of my neighborhood to the main road when I had to stop and turn the thing off. It couldn't have been more than a few minutes, but I couldn't stand another second of the story. Painfully awful to me - I wish I could wash the words from my memory. Awful, awful, awful. I am not saying not to read this book, but I recommend that you try the sample first. With all the high ratings, I didn't even think about trying the sample. Learned my lesson. I would give this minus five stars if I could. I have struggled through books I didn't enjoy, hoping they would get better, or trying to find something in them that was worth the time. I would not even consider listening to one more word of this book. This book was not for me. I will avoid anything by this author in the future.
No, because I know what's going to happen now.
I would have to say Amy because she is such a clever, twisted person.
I loved how Julia made you understand which Amy was talking by her incredible performance as Amazing Amy or just plain twisted, crazy Amy. Kirby Heyborne's intense portrayal of Nick made me repulsed by him but also made me feel so sorry for him.
I just couldn't quit listening to it because I wanted to know what happened next.
Mom of two,I love listening and reading at the same time. I love the immersion reading option,I enjoy it a lot.
If only I had a seamless listening experience I would've given it 5 stars. Great story and voicing I felt the characters come to life,but it would always stop half way or when the page is about to turn. By the way I listen using kindle fire HDX with the immersion reading.
I would say the last part,towards the end when Nick seemed to have finally accepted his faith.
Really wish you could fix the immersion reading problem.
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