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Gone Girl

A Novel
Flynn, Gillian, 1971- (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Gone Girl


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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
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Report This Apr 23, 2014
  • JMFlaherty rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Fascinating book to read but I have one crucial comment: The "gone girl" would most likely not have had Blood Group B. There are characteristics associated with the various blood groups. Blood Group B is not usually concerned with outward appearances or style or how one is dressed. That sounds more like a Blood Group A type.

Report This Apr 16, 2014
  • bandblair rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I thought this was dumb (for lack of a better word) and mean. It's good for a quick read though and if you plan on seeing the movie. The ending was the worst, however.

Movie adapted from Gillian Flynn's bestselling novel stars Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Missi Pyle and Patrick Fugit.

Report This Apr 15, 2014
  • lisahiggs rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

WARNING! THIS REVIEW CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS! My schedule was pretty much gone as soon as I picked up Gone Girl. What takes you away in Gone Girl begins in the first chapter with a description of Amy (the Girl in question) from her husband’s perspective. The marriage is in trouble and Nick is almost afraid to go downstairs and face his crepe-making wife on their anniversary. Nick’s twisting gut as he stands at the top of the stairs and gathers up courage to enter the kitchen is enough to put a tiny little hook in you. When the second chapter shifts to Amy’s perspective, a diary entry from when Amy and Nick first met, we see a couple made to make each other happy, and you instantly want to know what happened to these two between now and then. By the time the third chapter starts with Amy’s disappearance, I was completely sucked in. Between Nick's perspective in the present, and Amy's perspective in the past through her diary, the mystery unfolds and what you think you know keeps changing. By the time the diary entries catch up with the investigation, you still aren’t quite sure what’s going on … and then everything changes again. New revelations continue to shift your perspective right to the end of Gone Girl. But the greatest strength of this book might be its greatest weakness as well. The book goes back and forth so many times on who the bad guy is that by the time you truly and finally know what is really going on, I have to admit that I almost didn’t care. The final twist actually annoyed me ... MAJOR SPOILER AHEAD! MAJOR SPOILER AHEAD! I had to wonder, why couldn't Amy have just been an incredibly intelligent woman scorned? I feel like her intelligence was diminished by making her crazy. Is the world not ready for a sane, genius woman that got cheated on?

This was a really good book. It held my attention throughout. I had good twists and an ending I wasn't expecting! Overall, good read! Can't wait to see the movie!

Report This Apr 01, 2014
  • writermala rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book certainly does not qualify as Romance or does it? Is it a thriller? Maybe. Is Amy a psychopath? That depends on whether she is lying - exploiting the Psychopath's maxim namely, " The bigger the lie, the more they believe it." Is Nick a Murderer and/or a cheater? Read this book and find all the answers - and more. It'll keep you turning the pages and asking for more at the end.

Report This Mar 24, 2014
  • ssn1205 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Great thriller with tons of twists. Will keep you on your toes.

Report This Feb 16, 2014
  • daysleeper236 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A fantastic thriller.

Report This Feb 06, 2014
  • bluefields rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

You'll have to suspend disbelief through most of this book--there are some gaping holes in the plot and the police investigation is laughable. Nevertheless, you'll probably keep reading.

Report This Jan 22, 2014
  • Lauraparr rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book is twisted! Literally! Every chapter brings a a new twist. It's all in the details and very well thought. It does get a little too much towards the end but still, I could not put it down.

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Report This 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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Report This Sep 04, 2013
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