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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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Jul 26, 2014
  • artemishi rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book. THIS BOOK!
Okay, first of all, it's a psychological thriller in ever sense of the word. It surprised me, it shocked me, it disturbed me..and it amazed me. I don't want to spoil anything, but Gone Girl was twisty and engaging and can't-put-it-down.

I highly recommend it for lovers of thrillers, psychology, twisty surprise plots, very three-dimensional characters, and generally great writing.

I also have to give serious slow claps to Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne, who narrated the audiobook brilliantly- with all the emotion, inflection, and tone needed to make characters come alive. They didn't fall into that common audiobook narrator pit where one's voice takes on a constant cadence that is annoying as all hell- they sounded like real people. It made for an even better, more chilling experience of the book.

Jul 20, 2014
  • Lena_Crombie rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

You need to read this book! I had this book sitting on my bookshelf for a year on my to-be-read list, and randomly decided to pick it up for some summer reading. I am appalled that I lived with this book within reach for so long. I haven't read a book that caused me so many lost hours of sleep in too long. This is a book that you can't give away too much, but suffice it to say you will be guessing the whole way through. I plan to read all of Gillian Flynn's other novels, post haste.

Jul 11, 2014
  • NikkyB rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Awesome read, but the ending was disappointingly anticlimactic.

Jul 06, 2014
  • Piemanthe3rd rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A fantastic read. Well paced and very interesting characters. Keeps you guessing at what is truly going on. Left me with a sense of unease through much of the book, always knowing something was off but never being able to put my finger on it.The ending seemed to just taper off but understanding what happened after thinking on it really made it impactful anyway. Great book, highly recommended.

Jul 03, 2014
  • CryMSanchez rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I read this because I heard it was going to be made into a movie. At first I liked it and found it interesting. Then it got really good, but towards the middle end, I felt it really dragged on. I wanted to skip some pages, that's how dull it got. Then I got to the end and I was mad! Not being much of an ending kind of girl, this book changed that for me. The ending SUCKS! What a waste of my time reading this. I would NOT recommend this book due to the ending and hope that is one thing that gets changed if they do make it into a movie.

Jun 28, 2014
  • wyleigh20 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I very much enjoyed this thriller/romance. It was unpredictable and I loved the twists. The characters are very developed and the author writes very well. Could not put it down and I highly recommend it!

Jun 23, 2014
  • tuesdayalexis rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Great book. It's very difficult to predict where it will go and who is telling the truth- I couldn't put it down! The character development was incredibly well done, and I was very sad to set it down on my shelf knowing my time following Nick and Amy through their crazy lives had come to an end. Highly recommended

Jun 19, 2014
  • hawkeyekk rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Really great book! I love the style of the writing, which kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time.

Jun 13, 2014
  • TXJENNER rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Loved this book! It'll keep you guessing. Not predictable at all.

twisted manipulation by author - made for a very sorry read - absolutely not recommended

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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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