Marriage can be a real killer.
One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York
Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest
place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly,
terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that her work “draws you
in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.”
Gone Girl’s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose
creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn.
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?
With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian
Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted
thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around.
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