Gone Girl: A Novel

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Crown/Archetype, 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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I love the way the plot unfolds. - Flipkart
But seriously a mediocre plot, and predictable. - Flipkart
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User Review  - okramsey - LibraryThing

I only gave this book 2 stars because I loved the plot. I never liked any of the characters and wouldn't have cared if they all were killed. Obviously I have issues. Serious issues. Read full review

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User Review  - Kimmyd76 - LibraryThing

Great book! Can't wait to see the movie now. 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 ninety-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 children.

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