Gone Girl: A Novel

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Crown/Archetype, Jun 5, 2012 - Fiction - 432 pages
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Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

The #1 New York Times Bestseller

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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** spoiler alert ** Gone Girl took me on a roller-coaster ride of feelings toward the two main characters, Nick and Amy. As Amy's diary entries begin to reveal more and more of Nick's 'dangerous ... Read full review

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This starts pretty well - definitely *3.5 as we read the chapters written alternately by husband and wife Nick and Amy Dunne. Nick's opens just prior to finding his wife has disappeared. Unhappy in ... Read full review

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GILLIAN FLYNN is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Gone Girl, for which she wrote the Golden Globe-nominated screenplay, and the New York Times bestsellers Dark Places and Sharp Objects. A former critic for Entertainment Weekly, she lives in Chicago with her husband and children.

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