'What are you thinking, Amy? The question I've asked most often during our marriage, if not out loud, if not to the person who could answer. I suppose these questions stormcloud over every marriage: What are you thinking? How are you feeling? Who are you? What have we done to each other? What will we do?' Just how well can you ever know the person ...
'What are you thinking, Amy? The question I've asked most often during our marriage, if not out loud, if not to the person who could answer. I suppose these questions stormcloud over every marriage: What are you thinking? How are you feeling? Who are you? What have we done to each other? What will we do?' Just how well can you ever know the person you love? This is the question that Nick Dunne must ask himself on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his 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 did really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife? And what was left in that half-wrapped box left so casually on their marital bed? In this novel, marriage truly is the art of war...
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Fine. 030758836X Author Signed Hardcover Book. June 2012 NY: Crown Publishing First edition, later printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.
New. No Dj cover as issued. Mint condition. Broadway Books, 2014. First US edition-first printing of this new edition(10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1). Small format pictorial hardback in mint condition, no Dj cover as issued. The book is new with two small nicks on the edges of the pages.422pp. This is another paragraph Product Description: A perfect wife's disappearance plunges her husband into a nightmare as it rips open ugly secrets about his marriage and, just maybe, his culpability in her death. One of those rare thrillers whose revelations actually intensify its suspense instead of dissipating it. The final pages are chilling."--"Kirkus "(starred review) "[W]hat looks like a straightforward case of a husband killing his wife to free himself from a bad marriage morphs into something entirely different in Flynn's hands. As evidenced by her previous work (Sharp Objects, 2006, and Dark Places, 2009), she possesses a disturbing worldview, one considerably amped up by her twisted sense of humor. Both a compelling thriller and a searing portrait of marriage, this could well be Flynn's breakout novel. It contains so many twists and turns that the outcome is impossible to predict."--"Booklist "(starred review) "Flynn cements her place among that elite group of mystery/thriller writers who unfailingly deliver the goods. Once again Flynn has written an intelligent, gripping tour de force, mixing a riveting plot and psychological intrigue with a compelling prose style that unobtrusively yet forcefully carries the reader from page to page."--"Library Journal "(starred review) "Flynn masterfully lets this tale of a marriage gone toxically wrong gradually emerge through alternating accounts by Nick and Amy, both unreliable narrators in their own ways. The reader comes to discover their layers of deceit through a process similar to that at work in the imploding relationship. Compulsively readable, creepily unforgettable, this is a must read for any fan of bad girls and good writing.
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Every bit as good as the reviews indicated. I wanted to read it before I saw the movie and I'm glad I did.
Oct 2, 2014
I decided to read this book before the impending release of the Ben Affleck movie. I doubt that the movie will be able to live up to this masterpiece. The book is extremely well written and a real page-turner. I recommend this to anyone who loves a good mystery / character drama type of scenario.
Aug 1, 2014
I normally do not care for fiction, however, this is the most recent selection of my book club. This was a great book! The author makes you love some characters and want to kill others! That is some talented writing! Loved the book!
Apr 24, 2013
Loved this book. Couldn't put it down. We had a great discussion at book club.
Mar 21, 2013
Wild ride....no resolution
I read this for my book group.....as with most books, some liked it, some didn't so much, some loved it. Though there were readers who were "troubled" by some of the language in it, Gone Girl was a great story, nice pacing and I even thought the end was apropos, though some in my group felt cheated by the end. I think it got some of us wondering what this relationship looked like 10 years down the road! I'd recommend it, I really liked it and it was different from many of the books we read in our group! Have fun with it......you won't be able to stop thinking about it!
Publishers Weekly, 2012-09-24 Flynn's bestselling novel is a dark and cynical treatise on how malignant a marriage can become when the wrong people say "I do." The book begins with Nick Dunne's first-person account of wife Amy's disappearance on their fifth wedding anniversary and his subsequent encounters with the local North Carthage, Miss., homicide detectives who suspect him of murder. Interspersed throughout the book are Amy's diary entries, which chart her possibly unreliable version of her and Nick's meeting, marriage, and eventual growing apart. This literary setup is perfect for the dueling narration provided by Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne. The latter has a soft, youthful delivery that registers a vague sincerity that could also be interpreted as sarcasm-just the sort of voice one might expect from an intelligent, oddly disaffected, potential wife killer. Whelan's version of Amy is filled with entitlement, egotism, and the edgy anger of a genuine or imagined victim. The combined narration of Whelan and Heyborne infuse Flynn's bestseller with an energy that audio fans will find even more satisfying. A Crown hardcover. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Publishers Weekly, 2012-03-26 There's the evil you can see coming-and then there's Amy Elliott. Superficially, this privileged Gotham golden girl, inspiration for her psychologist-parents' bestselling series of children's books, couldn't be further from the disturbingly damaged women of Edgar-finalist Flynn's first two books, Sharp Objects and Dark Places. But as Amy's husband, Nick Dunne, starts to realize after she disappears from their rented mansion in his Missouri hometown on their fifth anniversary-and he becomes the prime suspect in her presumed murder-underestimating Amy's sick genius and twisted gamesmanship could prove fatal. Then again, charmer Nick may not be quite the corn-fed innocent he initially appears. Flynn masterfully lets this tale of a marriage gone toxically wrong gradually emerge through alternating accounts by Nick and Amy, both unreliable narrators in their own ways. The reader comes to discover their layers of deceit through a process similar to that at work in the imploding relationship. Compulsively readable, creepily unforgettable, this is a must read for any fan of bad girls and good writing. Agent: Stephanie Rostan, Levine Greenberg. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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