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. 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?
"Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
Who are you? What have we done to each other? What will we do? Just how well can you ever know the person you love? These are the questions that Nick Dunne must ask himself on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone.
"Get Gone Girl soon!"
"Was denkst du gerade, Amy? Das habe ich sie oft gefragt. Was denkst du? Wie geht es dir? Wer bist du? Wie gut kennt man eigentlich den Menschen, den man liebt?" Genau das fragt sich Nick Dunne an diesem sonnigen Morgen seines fünften Hochzeitstages, als seine Frau spurlos verschwindet. Die Polizei verdächtigt sofort Nick. Amys Freunde berichten, dass sie Angst vor ihm hatte. Die Polizei findet immer mehr Indizien, die Nick belasten. Was geschah mit Nicks wunderbarer Frau Amy?
Nick and Amy Dunne have both lost their jobs. Nick's mother is dying of cancer, so they move from New York to Missouri to help Nick's sister, Go, care for her. Some time later, Nick is at the bar he owns with his sister when he gets a call from a concerned neighbor. Nick goes home and finds evidence of a struggle in his living room. His wife, Amy, is missing. Detectives Rhonda Boney and Jim Gilpin arrive at the Dunne home. They take Nick's statement and search the house. They find a small present for Nick.
A canny young woman is struggling to survive by perpetrating various levels of mostly harmless fraud. On a rainy April morning, she is reading auras at Spiritual Palms when Susan Burke walks in. A keen observer of human behavior, our unnamed narrator immediately diagnoses beautiful, rich Susan as an unhappy woman eager to give her lovely life a drama injection.
She's perfect. He's not. She's the lead singer in a popular rock band. He's a tattoo artist. She's all perfect creases and fancy clothes. He's covered in prison ink. She's wealthy. He doesn't have a pot to piss in. She's good. He's bad. The question is - will she ever be good enough for him?
This literary review of Flynn's novel Gone Girl covers the good and the bad to give you a comprehensive view of the story. Listeners enjoy a suspenseful mystery while witnessing the complications of marriage from the two narratives of husband and wife. This review explains what you can gain from reading Gone Girl, and describes the type of reader who will enjoy this novel. Discover secrets kept by Amy Dunne as you encounter unexpected plot twists and surprising outcomes in Flynn's latest novel.
This is extreme examination of fiction books. We take excerpts from popular novels (one page in length) from various chapters and we read them, trying to understand the writer's voice, writing structure, and more. Over time we'll have a clearer definition of how we do our analysis. This book will have notes every now and then. Enjoy! Oh, and if you were wondering, the main purpose of this is to learn how to write better fiction.
This literary analysis of Gone Girl provides a chapter-by-chapter guide with closer looks at the main characters and underlying meanings. Flynn includes subtle clues and unforeseen plot twists that keep the reader engaged and yearning for more. How far is someone willing to go to recover from financial setbacks? How well do spouses really know their partners? While enjoying the thrills in Gone Girl, explore recurring themes and question the characters' actions with the assistance of this comprehensive analysis.
"Don't think, Scarlett," he told her as he took a final step to cross the distance between them. He waited for a moment, likely to see if she'd retreat from him, but she stayed anchored in place. She didn't think she could will her legs to move right now if her life depended on it. She was so tired of being the good girl. This is what she wanted, wasn't it? Wild and wanton? But as his head came down toward hers and his arms wrapped around her body, she experienced a moment of panic.
"Fun and sexy"
Logan Harper isn't looking for redemption. He just wants to live in peace and forget his troubled past. But one morning his quiet life is upended when he interrupts the attempted murder of his father's best friend Tooney. The next thing Logan knows, he's on his way to Los Angeles, searching for Tooney's missing granddaughter and uncovering a sinister plot connected not only to Tooney's Burmese past, but also to the boardrooms of corporate America.
"Oustanding! Battles does it again!"
Rebekah Daniels is just your ordinary spunky 9 year old girl living in the small town of Curtis Bay...EXCEPT she is determined NOT to be ordinary at all! Her small town is filled with mysteries and Rebekah is sure that she, along with her best friend Mouse, will be able to solve every last one of them.
Doc - Delilah Oliver Clementyne's - orders are simple: Do the impossible and do it yesterday. A genius/bad ass, she does the impossible on a regular basis. But this time the impossible is complicated by an imminent war between the Earth expedition to the Garradian Galaxy and the Gadi, an encounter with some wife-hunting aliens, and not one but two bands of time travelers. The only way it could get worse? If the heart she didn't know she had starts beating for the wrong guy....
"Decent book--Narration was meh."
Katrina McAllister narrowly escaped an abusive husband. Now she must fight to gain custody of her two children. Problem is her in-laws own the town, and everyone in it is on their payroll, including judges, attorneys, politicians, and the police. Forced from her home and stripped of all her cash, who can she turn to for help? After receiving a letter threatening her parental rights, she needs a good attorney. Running out of options, she does what she deems necessary to gain custody of her children.
"The narrator is illiterate! Accent was so hard to listen to"
Get ready for the next must-have on your reading list. Gone Girl meets The Girl on the Train in this stunning, unsettling psychological thriller. A baby goes missing. But does her mother want her back? When Estelle's baby daughter is taken from her cot, she doesn't report her missing. Days later, Estelle is found in a wrecked car, with a wound to her head and no memory. Estelle knows she holds the key to what happened that night - but what she doesn't know is whether she was responsible.
Girls Gone Raunchy is a compilation of songs by Virginia Ham, exotic dancer and Doctor of Musicology. While attending the University of Louisiana, she financed her education by headlining at Johnny's Jugs Emporium, a local gentleman's club. Virginia also did extensive research on the Uti Uti tribe in the South Pacific. Dr. Ham noted the natives would sing humorous ditties while cavorting like bunnies to the erotic beats being played by young, naked, pubescent boys.