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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, 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?
ISBN: 030758836X
9780307588364
Statement of Responsibility: Gillian Flynn
Subject Headings: Wives Crimes against Fiction. Married people Fiction. Husbands Fiction. Missing persons Fiction.
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Topical Term: Wives
Married people
Husbands
Missing persons
LCCN: 2011041525
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On the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick's wife Amy suddenly disappears.

Another reliably fast-paced thriller from Flynn. Nick and Amy have hit a rough patch in their five-year marriage. Having both lost their writing jobs in New York City, they reluctantly return to Nick's boyhood home in Ohio to open a bar and care for his ailing mother. When Amy disappears on th... Read More »

List - 2012 Books I've Read by: hzabski Dec 26, 2012

highly recommended.

On the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick's wife Amy suddenly disappears.

Comment by: Rosebud_DPPL May 07, 2012

Don't miss this book!


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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

Jun 08, 2014
  • bkhough rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

For the most part a quick read and a page turner. The story is told from two perspectives which I enjoyed but at times wanted it to get back to the present. The characters are unlikeable and likeable at the same time. In spite of the extreme nature of the characters, It made me appreciate more the people in my life and think about how to make sure they know I don't take them for granted. Overall it's well written with good use of language. FYI: The book uses the f word and has adult content, but not detailed in extremes. Worth a read for an adult.

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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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