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Gone Girl

A Novel
Flynn, Gillian, 1971- (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations 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 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 really know the one they love.
Authors: Flynn, Gillian, 1971-
Statement of Responsibility: Gillian Flynn
Title: Gone girl
a novel
Publisher: New York : Crown, ©2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 419 pages ; 24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations 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 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 really know the one they love.
Subject Headings: Husbands Fiction Married people Fiction Wives Crimes against Fiction Missing persons Fiction
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Topical Term: Husbands
Married people
Wives
Missing persons
LCCN: 2011041525
ISBN: 9780307588364
030758836X
9780297859383
0297859382
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY F
Research Call Number: JFE 14-1863
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600th in line. Delightful.

Aug 16, 2014
  • maryp61 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Took me 3 tries to get into this book. When I finally did, I really enjoyed the twists and turns. If you can get thru the first part of the book, I think you will not be able to put it down. I had no desire to throw it across the room.

Aug 15, 2014
  • Happyvalley rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Difficult to rate this book. The book started slowly so I skipped a fair bit of it to get to the end. Second half was better but I didn't like the characters and the ending was not believable.

Yuck. What a waste of my time. Don't get the hype; so many friends said it was a must read. Characters are just yucky. Threw it across the room when I was done.

Aug 11, 2014
  • stfick rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Incredibly engaging, torture to put down, beautifully wound and written, hauntingly reverberates after you finally finish. This is one heck of a thriller.

Aug 07, 2014
  • telger rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Gone Girl- Gillian Flynn

Another dark one- this is a page turner, I could not put it down- I read, and read even my husband was talking to me. I cant wait to find out what really happened to Amy. The journals, the parents, the ex boyfriends and friends; who are the suspects? what's the motive?
Deception, infidelity, mystery, financial troubles, a love story that has gone horrible! Another must read before Hollywood take it!

Aug 03, 2014
  • modestgoddess rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Creepy page-turner of a thriller. Felt a little guilty and horrified that I enjoyed it so much....but also felt disappointed when it was all over. Very nicely done. Stretches credulity a little, but forgivably.

A patron review from the Adult Summer Game: "Reading this felt like a roller coaster that I wanted off of over and over. The story was compelling enough to keep going back to, but I can't say overall it was rewarding. Maybe fitting it into a two hour movie will make the complexity of the main characters easier to take? - I felt that WHO the characters were and the motivation for all their actions was hammered into the reader.
Perhaps it'll be better in hindsight. Finished it less than 10 minutes ago and at the moment, feel only exhaustion."

A patron review from the Adult Summer Game: "This was a great summer read! There was a lot of suspense and interesting way of telling a story from different points of view."

Jul 31, 2014
  • commercesd rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

WARNING: SPOILERS
Gillian Flynn is a Chicagoan whom I had the privilege of meeting at a Printer's Row Lit Fest a few years ago. I was sorry I hadn't read the book at the time --- because I would have loved to ask her some questions. The book turned out to be unlike anything I've ever read -- extremely well-written and clever. The two points of view provided a great deal of intrigue. The book is to hit the screen -- written by Flynn, and directed by David Fincher (apparently as she had envisioned), whom she has said is her favorite director and is to feature Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. Despite knowing the plot line, I am anxious to see the film once complete.

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Sep 24, 2012
  • AnneDromeda rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Let me preface this review by stating that I know I’m late to this party. I do. But now that I’m here, I really do not want you to miss it. Have you read *Gone Girl* yet? No? Holy cats, people, you must get on it, and here’s why:<br />

Nick and Amy Dunne have it all - living in a Manhattan brownstone, handsome Nick works as a writer for a highbrow magazine, and beautiful Amy is the benefactor of an empire of children’s books created by her parents in her image. The Dunnes met in the cutest of cute meets, their dialogue is witty, their sex life is charged and adventurous. Having become accustomed to living in the charmed lap of luxury, they are doubly surprised when the financial meltdown claims Nick’s job and Amy’s trust fund. Listless, with no work to tie them to Manhattan, Nick proposes they move back to his native Missouri to look after his ailing parents.<br />

Things take a very dark turn in Missouri; the marriage flounders, and Amy goes missing the morning of their fifth anniversary. The scene initially suggests a struggle with an intruder, but police soon determine the struggle scene is staged. Traces of blood – a lot of blood – are found in another location. Very soon, it is assumed that Amy is dead, and Nick is the prime suspect.<br />

Flynn weaves a dark, deft tale of psychological terror, juxtaposing Amy’s diary entries leading to her disappearance with chapters detailing the minutiae of Nick’s life and mind under the microscope of police and media. Flynn has a gift for building characters’ psychological profiles so completely that readers feel they know exactly what comes next because they really know the people in the story. But you don’t know the people in the story, not like you think you do; and when the whole novel turns a dime-tight twist halfway through, your sense of sick dread is amplified knowing things are much darker, weirder and more complex than you ever thought. <br />

*Gone Girl* is a masterpiece among psychological thrillers that will keep you awake all night. Bring snacks. You aren’t going to want to get up for anything once you get reading.<br />

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