- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
- Hardcover: 432 pages
- Publisher: Crown; First Edition edition (June 5, 2012)
- ISBN-13: 978-0307588364
What the book is about (back-of-the-book blurb): Marriage can be a real killer. One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong.
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. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media — as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents — Nick parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior.
With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller.
The Quiz: You hear of a HOT novel (number one on the New York Times bestseller list this week), that “everyone” is reading. Do you:
- Read every online review you can find, scour the internet for online discussions, and engage in conversations on twitter. You want to do your research to make sure this book is really a good fit for you.
- Stop reading this review (and any other) now. Start reading Gone Girl instead; don’t even read the jacket flap. Go!
The answer is 2! Trust me.
What else can I add: Are you still here? You must have already read the novel, and likely agree that it truly is a masterful work of suspense, clever plotting, and narration that simply hums. I’ve just handed my copy of Gone Girl to my husband — I can’t wait to discuss it with him!