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THE BOOK THAT DEFINES PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER
Who are you?
What have we done to each other?
These are the questions Nick Dunne finds himself asking on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police 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 weren't made by him. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife?
'Flynn is a brilliantly accomplished psychological crime writer and this latest book is so dark, so twisted and so utterly compelling that it actually messes with your mind' DAILY MAIL
'A near-masterpiece. Flynn is an extraordinary writer who, with every sentence, makes words do things that other writers merely dream of' SOPHIE HANNAH, Sunday Express
'You think you're reading a good, conventional thriller and then it grows into a fascinating portrait of one averagely mismatched relationship...Nothing's as it seems - Flynn is a fabulous plotter, and a very sharp observer of modern life in the aftermath of the credit crunch' THE TIMES
'One of the most popular thrillers of the year is also one of the smartest... Flynn's book cleverly outpaces its neo-noir trappings and consistently surprises the reader.' FINANCIAL TIMES
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
American author Gillian Flynn’s 2012 psychological thriller became a global literary sensation. With crisp prose and chilling psychological insight, this story of a marriage gone horribly wrong grips readers from start to finish. Alternating between the voices of Nick Dunne and his missing wife Amy, Flynn masterfully sustains the suspense and explores salient themes like societal notions of love and media hysteria. Gone Girl will keep you guessing—and call into question the very nature of “truth”. Make sure to read it before you see the nail-biting 2014 film adaptation by director David Fincher of Seven, Fight Club and The Social Network fame.
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.
Excellent premise, well written but unsatisfying ending
I really enjoyed this book, until the last 10 pages! The premise of there being at least two sides to every story and how the things we don't say are as important as those we do is really well explored in this story, it plays really well with making likeable characters disliked and unsympathetic characters likeable throughout , I just wish it had finished as well as it started!
Shame about the ending
Great book, loved the mantra, like most reviews, the ending was abrupt and left what was a great book with so many mind games and twists a little flat, still really enjoyed it.
Amazing book, awful ending!!
This book had me gripped the whole way through, the story was amazing and really well written. I'm only giving 3 stars because the ending is horrendous! Completely ruined the whole book for me, total let down. It was like the author had just given up!