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)
This book has everything to make it the perfect audio book. The narration is spot on. All I can say is it is the most brilliantly written book I have read. I am sure other writters will try to copy this magnificent work.
The detail to the plot of the story was the most gratifying part. They charaters were so real due to the narration and the story line. I was right there inside their heads, seeing what they were seeing, feeling what they were feeling.
No. But I am difenately going to look up their work and purchase other audios by them.
Yes, but I won't give it away to other readers!
I am glad I listenened to this book instead of just "reading" it. It would not have had the same impact as with the narrators expert interrpitation of the characters.
Interesting, twists and turns
Was very interesting how Amy's mind works.
When it was revealed that the disappearance was a set up.
Hope there is a second book, as it was left with more to come
everything in this book
not write this awful creation
sounded like he wanted to cry the entire time.
Characters who had some intelligence.
By using people who had accents that fit their characters.
Go, the twin, or, Boney, the detective.
This was among the most disappointing books I have heard. Beyond the inappropriate narrators (I can usually overlook this), the story was not great. There is nothing spectacular here. In fact, a lot of the characters - especially Nick - were very "not intelligent". I can only say don't believe the hype. Honestly, I think it will be a better movie than the book.
Make a sequel or burn it.
Yes and no I feel short changed do to the ending and the way Nick turns into so much of a pussy.
Hard to wright the review with out spoilers.
I really do not want to waste time writing a review because I spent so much time listening to a bad book. Lots of sick thinking and doing with no outcome My advice...listen to something else.
They are excellent with the lit they had to work with.
Anger and disappointment
Don't read or listen to it.
I did not care for the writing style of this book. Could have been half as long if the author did not babble on and on just to seem clever.
This was a crazy story, the people are crazy! Had to keep listening to could see how it ended. Creepy and Crazy!
I could not stop listening to this. Good thing I was on vacation most of the time. My 23 year old daughter recommended it to me and I am almost 60. We both loved it.
The narration goes back and forth between the husband's voice and the missing wife's voice through diaries. Fascinating.
Many plots twists. Some fantastic adjectives that really paint a picture. I don't know if this is Gillian Flynn's only book, but I am going to check.
No. The story was interesting, but I found it a bit "over the top."
Lots of projection.
Don't remember that I had one.
No extreme reaction. Just, "Really?"
Not my type of story. Interesting enough, but not a page-turner for me.
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