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)
I found this book to be different from any other book I have read or listened to. It is hard to explain. There is very little scene description it is mostly what the characters are thinking or saying. But it is captivating and riveting. You can't put it down. It consumes you. It is a thrill ride of a read!!!!
Yes! and did fantastic book kept me guessing. At first I didn't like the back and forth but after a bit it was great!
The twists and turns I always wondered what was next!
Made me laugh serious but angry after a while. I even started to loose what character I liked more.
The book starts out slow and starts to pick up on the day of her missing.
You end up not really liking the husband and then not really liking the wife.. I haven't read many books that get you to dislike the characters
The book did have an excellent twist to it but I just wasn't satisfied with the ending..
I was going to give the book a 3 but I gave it a 4 because it does get you hooked in wanting to find out and had good twists, like I said, but still :/ iffy about the ending
First I started reading this book, and the way that it was written, it didn't really pull me in. I read the first couple of pages and I put it down. Then someone was talking about it at work and I thought I would give it another try. So I downloaded the audio book and I couldn't stop listening to it.......because I couldn't wait to find out when Nick would grow a pair and Amy would get what she deserved.
I just think that it seemed so unreal that someone could get away with something like that. I mean I know it's a story and it's Fiction and it fantasy, but COME ON! No one can do that much planning and remember every little detail and not fub up once! She just kept pissing me off! In the works of Nick..."the F*&^%$g B(h!!
I didn't love it but I didn't hate it, but the Author did do a good job at keeping me listening
I could not stop listening to this book, I was addicted to it. The story twists and turns so many times. I loved the characters! Great writing and fun book to listen to.
The narrators were perfect for the story! Both the male and female narrators were very understandable and the emotion was superb!
The format of the story was very unique and kept me listening outside of my car!
When you really find out how craze Amy is, you just want her to mess up!
The ending of the story was a bit flat, but not sure how it could have ended differently.
Amazing plot twists
Amy. Because she is amazing.
They were some of the best narrators I have heard. They are perfect for the tone of the novel.
YES!! I can't wait to have the opportunity to listen - it consumes you.
If you like dark books, you will love this.
I think I would, but I would pay close attention to the reviews and people's feelings about the ending.
It was definitely too long in places. There are several scenes that could have easily been excluded.
I loved hearing them act out the voices, not only of their own character, but of the people their characters interacted with. They did a great job,
Commit murder, perhaps? No, nothing.
It did hook me once I got past the first part...it was almost enough to make me return it. The ending didn't do it for me at all.
A better ending and of course much shorter first section.
First time hearing either of them - great job. Kirby's dad voice was almost too much.
No, they would try to make this a real happy ending and it would flop.
Just your average bookworm.. love reading books physically, but with work and school, audiobooks are a great alternative. I host a book club, and I few of us are avid listeners. I listen while I clean, drive, and workout. Great hobby!
insane twisted must-read
I have no idea... I've heard her other books are much darker... I like that this one was intriguing and it was a great discussion at book club. I love recommending it... I never doubt people won't have SOME strong comment about my recommendation... which is the highest compliment.
If I had to pick? Nick. You end up hating both. which is the best part about the book.
happily ever after isn't always pretty. or normal.
such a good story, and great narrators. I love when books have multiple narrators. I found myself just standing in the yard once, staring, with my jaw on the ground... when I was suppose to be raking.
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