Author(s): Gillian Flynn
Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read The #1 New York Times Bestseller 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. 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?
The best thriller I've read in a long time. The plot is intricate and gripping, the storyline is extraordinary, and the book is well written. Marriage takes on a whole new meaning! -Tim
This novel has been getting a lot of attention both here and in international reviews. Opening with the disappearance of his wife, this is a story about love, expectation and disenchantment. Moving between Nick and Amy Dunne, the story is unfolding chapter by chapter. I’m not sure I like either of the characters yet, but I get a sense that this relationship gone awry will unwrap surprises. Intriguing. - Stella
I finished Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn - a thriller filled to the brim with psychotic behaviour. This tortured love story between Amy and Nick is a compelling read, with plenty of twists and turns. - Stella
On the morning of her fifth wedding anniversary, Amy Elliot Dunne goes missing. Her husband Nick Dunne is the prime suspect. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn is a gripping thriller, with chapters alternating between Amy’s and Nick’s voices. In part one of the book ‘Boy Loses Girl’, we see Amy and her life through her diary entries and see Nick in real time. The life of this perfect couple is not what it seems. Un-put-downable! - Sarah
I’m probably the last person on the planet to read this novel. Now I can see what the fuss was about, because I enjoyed this, despite being slightly frustrated with some of the stereotypes used. There’s no denying that Flynn writes deplorable characters exceptionally well. - Holly
There are two sides to every story...This is THE US No. 1 bestselling novel that everyone is talking about... Includes Reading Group Notes.
Longlisted for 2013 Women's Prize for Fiction (formerly Orange Prize longlist)
Gillian Flynn's first novel Sharp Objects was the winner of two CWA DAGGERS, and was shortlisted for the GOLD DAGGER and for an EDGAR. She lives in Chicago with her husband.