'What are you thinking, Amy? The question I've asked most often during our marriage, if not out loud, if not to the person who could answer. I suppose these questions stormcloud over every marriage: What are you thinking? How are you feeling? Who are you? What have we done to each other? What will we do?' Just how well can you ever know the person ...Read More'What are you thinking, Amy? The question I've asked most often during our marriage, if not out loud, if not to the person who could answer. I suppose these questions stormcloud over every marriage: What are you thinking? How are you feeling? Who are you? What have we done to each other? What will we do?' Just how well can you ever know the person you love? This is the question that Nick Dunne must ask himself on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately 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 aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what did really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife? And what was left in that half-wrapped box left so casually on their marital bed? In this novel, marriage truly is the art of war...Read Less
Good. 0753827662 The book is in good condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains intact. Some creasing to the cover. Re-Read is a social enterprise-giving unloved books a new life. Our aim is to re-use, re-distribute or re-cycle books so that we reduce waste and make a difference to literacy, educational achievement or quality of life in our local area. All overseas shipping is by Air Mail.
Good. 0753827662 The book is in good condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. There is some page discolouration and creasing to the cover. The spine remains intact. Re-Read is a social enterprise-giving unloved books a new life. Our aim is to re-use, re-distribute or re-cycle books so that we reduce waste and make a difference to literacy, educational achievement or quality of life in our local area. All overseas shipping is by Air Mail.
New. Mint condition. Phoenix, 2014. First paperback edition-5th printing(5 7 9 10 8 6). Small format paperback in mint condition. The book is new with two small ink marks on the outer edges of the pages.475pp including About the Author. This is another paragraph Book Description: A perfect wife's disappearance plunges her husband into a nightmare as it rips open ugly secrets about his marriage and, just maybe, his culpability in her death. One of those rare thrillers whose revelations actually intensify its suspense instead of dissipating it. The final pages are chilling. --Kirkus (starred review) [W]hat looks like a straightforward case of a husband killing his wife to free himself from a bad marriage morphs into something entirely different in Flynn's hands. As evidenced by her previous work (Sharp Objects, 2006, and Dark Places, 2009), she possesses a disturbing worldview, one considerably amped up by her twisted sense of humor. Both a compelling thriller and a searing portrait of marriage, this could well be Flynn's breakout novel. It contains so many twists and turns that the outcome is impossible to predict. --Booklist (starred review) Flynn cements her place among that elite group of mystery/thriller writers who unfailingly deliver the goods. Once again Flynn has written an intelligent, gripping tour de force, mixing a riveting plot and psychological intrigue with a compelling prose style that unobtrusively yet forcefully carries the reader from page to page. --Library Journal (starred review) 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.
Every bit as good as the reviews indicated. I wanted to read it before I saw the movie and I'm glad I did.
Oct 2, 2014
I decided to read this book before the impending release of the Ben Affleck movie. I doubt that the movie will be able to live up to this masterpiece. The book is extremely well written and a real page-turner. I recommend this to anyone who loves a good mystery / character drama type of scenario.
Aug 1, 2014
I normally do not care for fiction, however, this is the most recent selection of my book club. This was a great book! The author makes you love some characters and want to kill others! That is some talented writing! Loved the book!
Apr 24, 2013
Loved this book. Couldn't put it down. We had a great discussion at book club.
Mar 21, 2013
Wild ride....no resolution
I read this for my book group.....as with most books, some liked it, some didn't so much, some loved it. Though there were readers who were "troubled" by some of the language in it, Gone Girl was a great story, nice pacing and I even thought the end was apropos, though some in my group felt cheated by the end. I think it got some of us wondering what this relationship looked like 10 years down the road! I'd recommend it, I really liked it and it was different from many of the books we read in our group! Have fun with it......you won't be able to stop thinking about it!
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