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Gone Girl
Gone Girl
Author: Gillian Flynn
Marriage can be a real killer.  — 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 from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick is...  more
ISBN-13: 9780297859390
ISBN-10: 0297859390
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 399
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3.5 stars, based on 83 ratings
Publisher: Orion Publishing Ome
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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This book really captured me. The story is told through Nick, the husband, and Amy's the wife through her diary. It has several twists and surprised and keeps you wanting to read more. The characters are well developed. The reader is able to imagine the small town locale. I highly recommend the book. I have already ordered another on Gillian Flynn's books.
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A beautiful woman snared by a young man who can't believe his good fortune is well off and adores him. Both are writers living in New York but they lose their jobs. In addition, the woman's parents become financially bereft and ask their daughter to borrow her money. Poor, they use the last of her money to buy a bar in his hometown which is run by her husband and his twin sister.

Amy Elliott Dunne has another side to her personality that Nick Dunne is about to discover as the ideal marriage that he thought he had begins to fall apart. When Amy disappears Nick is believed to be the cause of her disappearance.

Did he murder his beloved wife? Nick knows he didn't but all signs point to that conclusion. The police believe he is responsible for her absence. Her parents, who stand by him in the beginning, arrive at the same belief. The public and the media are likewise convinced. Before the reader discovers the truth, the reader becomes wrapped up in endless detail.

This is a thriller that does keep one turning the pages but it roars to a pallid conclusion. I liked it but thought that someone should have spent more time editing as details are presented again and again.
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What is all the fuss about? I had to read this for my book club, but soon started skimming, waiting for something to happen in this excruciatingly slow-paced non-drama until I stopped in bored frustration half way through. Skipped to the final dozen pages, where the entire 100+ pages I skipped were summarized nicely. Why would someone even want to write this story? Two completely self-absorbed halves of a couple doing terrible things to each other, just because they can. What's the point?

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  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Well done psychological novel / thriller. Amazing Amy is pretty nuts, but this is an interesting story!

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