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 fact it was told by two (2) separate narrators (male & female) to distinguish each character's personality.
Definitely! You begin to think you know one of the main characters and how they may react and then you're thrown a curve ball.
Amy's character. However, both performers were great and did an excellent job portraying each of the character's personalities.
When I found out Nick was having an affair!
This is a great book to listen to. I don't think I would have enjoyed it as much actually reading it due to all the intricate details provided in the story. Great story and the performers were amazing!
This book was so entertaining. The story was well told and written, I will not spoil anything but I would have imagined a different ending. The twist and turns we fantastic. I can not say enough how much I enjoyed the narration both Julia and Kirby are superb!
I thought the story was somewhat oversimple, a bit stupid
I like it better once if was revealed the true story
another crazy one
the end was sick and messes up.
the whole book had me thinking my god she crazy but smart.
a crazy, messed up marriage. loved it. what people are capable of.
Gone girl is my first book of this kind, murder mystery type. I loved it.
Amazing Amy is in all of us... We just have to keep her check.
Good better than good. Great: )
Its not that kind of book... Well parts make me giggle. I should be ashamed but Amy Props that's all I will say.
Read it. xo
At first, I almost had to quit listening to it because I was confused. I had to restart it and pay a bit more attention. I am really glad i ended up finishing the book. Great story when it started to come together!
Amazing twists through the story!
Yes, each time i though I figured it out another "bomb" was released.
When they discovered the Woodshed and its contents.
I enjoyed it.I just finished reading another book by the same author."Dark Places".Also very well written.
I made an 11 hour drive while listening to Gone Girl. I remember very little about the trip because I was so enthralled with the book. I stopped once for gas. When I got hungry, I went through a drive-through. Haven't read a book in a long time that captured me from Page 1 and never let go.
About in the middle
Was a little slow in places, but the turns kept it quite interesting
natural delivery and intonation
Great reading - all the characters are consistently voiced. The story unfolds like our real lives do, but there are no contrived-to-throw-you-off tricky twists and turns. Very well done.
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