Thursday, October 3, 2013

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl
by Gillian Flynn

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Published: 2012
Publisher: Crown
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Hardback: 432 pages
Rating: 5

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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 isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?

As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?

My two-bits:
Definitely lived up to the hype for me. Loved how this story explores marriage. The twists and turns and twists will have you spinning - like being on those fun wild carnival rides.

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Gone Girl the film is set to be released in 2015.

Besides “Gone Girl,” Flynn has also written “Dark Places” and “Sharp Objects.” All three tomes are currently being adapted into feature films. She is also penning a pilot for HBO.

David Fincher is directing “Gone Girl” at Fox with Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike set to star. Charlize Theron and Chloe Moretz are set to star in “Dark Places,” which is also set to go into production shortly. -per Variety


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  1. I think this sounds like one I should pick up for my girl April!

  2. When I hit that spot in 'Gone Girl' - about halfway in, when the book went from "very good" to "amazing" - I couldn't sit still, I couldn't keep quiet about it, and I couldn't wait to turn the next page. And the next one, and the next one, in a race to the finish.

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