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)
The actors make this story. Not every audiobook is so well read, but these two bring it to life.
After 18 hours, Nick calls Tanner and Tanner's response is priceless.
It was interesting from start to finish.
Yes, Flynn does a great job with the character development and is constantly aware of the way she's leading the reader in order to keep just ahead of us.
Ms. Flynn must be a little crazy to come with a plot like this one. Language is a bit raunchy. The characters are so complex and well developed. I was a little disappointed with the ending. However I don't know what kind of ending I would have wanted. Overall I enjoyed this book very much.
I didn't read it, I only listened so I cant answer that.
Nick, because its so easy to get wrapped up in his character.
Amy, because her voice fits perfectly.
Get ready for a back stab.
The story line was good and kept you interested.
No, I did not like the ending....as it felt ...undone
I listen to a book a day just about. I am 49, I love mystery, thriller, true crime. G.Guidall best reader for me.
Easy read, mindless. Nothing chilling about it, no mystery, no thriller, just a story with a somewhat who done it, at best.
Though it started off slow, I ended up really loving Gone Girl! The story was fantastic with lots of plot twists.
What is next!
she's a classic sociopath and everyone loves her. Scary to think that there are people like her out there.
Again, Amy. Julia performed her perfectly.
You know Amy? You are screwed.
This book pinned it down for me. I am a fan. What will Ms. Flynn write next?
Gentle reader beware
No favorites, they were all puppets.
I found it trite, manufactured and uncomfortable. It brought noise to my thoughts.
My book group found this book fascinating and they would recommend this. Some people could really relate.
The narrator, Julia Whenlan, has become one of my absolute favs! I've talked to several people that didn't care for this book so I'm assuming it's a much different experience in print because I often found myself sitting in the car, running late, just so I could listen.
The plot twists were great. The mystery keep you guessing. Just when you think you've figured it out, you haven't.
Right when she flips the switch and the character shows us who she really is. WOW!
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