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 could have been very good, but it just went on and on about nothing. Very painful to listen to. Some parts I thought were for a child. Would Amazing Amy choose A, B or C.
the best audio book I've listened to yet!
When "Gone Girl" started talking as her "self" and not the diary girl.
Not one of my favorites - but pretty entertaining once it got going.
somewhat - slow beginning.
Let me start by saying that I do think the performance was well done. I guess I just didn't care for the writing style or the story (I haven't decided which it is yet…maybe a little of both). I enjoyed many parts of the book along the way; there were some suspenseful moments. By the end, however, I really didn't care what happened to either of the main characters. Neither of them had enough redeeming qualities to elicit my empathy. Based on the abrupt ending, I imagine a sequel may be forthcoming. But, I probably wouldn't invest the time to read it. I enjoy dark, but these characters are a bit too dysfunctional for my taste.
I can't go through that roller coaster again!
You hoped for the best and got surprised every time
It was so clever...every step of the way....
I was hanging on the edge of my seat during the second half of the book. Just waiting to hear more of what she did and how she did it.
They both did a great job
Not at first...
This book was really slow during the first 1/3...but then...wow! I'm so glad I hung in there - it was well worth it. Great story. I'm a little disappointed at the way it ended...I guess I'm just very vindictive :)
All the unexpected twists made this book so enjoyable.
It is totally different from any book I can think of.
My favorites were the main characters Amy and Nick.
This book made me anxious.
This is a great listen. Very unpredictable. At first it reminded me of the famous true case of Scott Peterson and his missing wife Lacey, but only at first. Don't think you can figure this one out, it is very interesting!
The characters in the book are very complex and interesting. An uncommon view on a common mystery kept me thinking and loving it.
Yes! It was very well read by both readers
Yes, It had many twists & turns
Many. I do not want to give anything away!
It definately keeps you going. I would say you could get it done in a few days
Liked it twist and turns you never know what to expect
When u realize the bad guy isn't really bad
It made me think
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