Gone Girl: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Crown Publishing Group, Jun 5, 2012 - Fiction - 432 pages
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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. 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? 

  

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Amazing plot line and writing style. - LibraryThing
I wanted to rate this 5 stars but I hated the ending. - LibraryThing
Inventive storytelling and a helluva premise. - LibraryThing
Gripe 4 - the ending is totally unsatisfying. - LibraryThing
The prose is well crafted. - LibraryThing
Sloppiness, both by the character and the writer. - LibraryThing

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Oh my god. That's the best I have to describe this book. I heard about it from multiple people, multiple podcasts. Heard it was an incredible book--but not much more than that because you didn't want ... Read full review

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Completely addicting page-turner, and I enjoyed sinking my teeth into the delicious darkness (and I mean DARKNESS) of it all, but still not sure what I think about the book overall. The second half ... Read full review

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GILLIAN FLYNN is the author of the runaway hit Gone Girl, an international sensation that has spent more than eighty-five weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Her work has been published in forty languages. Gone Girl is soon to be a major motion picture from Twentieth Century Fox. Flynn’s previous novels, Dark Places and Dagger Award winner Sharp Objects, were also New York Times bestsellers. A former writer and critic for Entertainment Weekly, she lives in Chicago with her husband and son.


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