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Gone Girl

A Novel
Flynn, Gillian (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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On the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick's wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife?
Authors: Flynn, Gillian, 1971-
Title: Gone girl
a novel
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 419 p. ;,24 cm.
Summary: On the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick's wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife?
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ISBN: 030758836X
9780307588388
9780307588364
Statement of Responsibility: Gillian Flynn
Subject Headings: Wives Crimes against Fiction. Married people Fiction. Husbands Fiction.
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction.
Topical Term: Wives
Married people
Husbands
LCCN: 2011041525
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Aug 26, 2014
  • Sanrin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the few books that actually surprised me. Well written, nuanced, with complex emotions. Glad the movie trailers have had no spoilers, and looking forward to seeing it!

Terrible book with unlikable characters, trash

Aug 22, 2014
  • athompson10 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Really, really good. Reminds me of Scott Turow's "Presumed Innocent" with the twists and turns. Tightly written.

Aug 22, 2014
  • openroad rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I'm not a mystery fan, but I couldn't put this down. Ditto the 8/3/2014 comment by "modest goddess."

Aug 20, 2014
  • nty rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

dissapointed :(

600th in line. Delightful.

Aug 16, 2014
  • maryp61 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Took me 3 tries to get into this book. When I finally did, I really enjoyed the twists and turns. If you can get thru the first part of the book, I think you will not be able to put it down. I had no desire to throw it across the room.

Aug 15, 2014
  • Happyvalley rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Difficult to rate this book. The book started slowly so I skipped a fair bit of it to get to the end. Second half was better but I didn't like the characters and the ending was not believable.

Yuck. What a waste of my time. Don't get the hype; so many friends said it was a must read. Characters are just yucky. Threw it across the room when I was done.

Aug 11, 2014
  • stfick rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Incredibly engaging, torture to put down, beautifully wound and written, hauntingly reverberates after you finally finish. This is one heck of a thriller.

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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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Apr 25, 2014
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