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Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn

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Published: 29th January 2013
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There are two sides to every story. This is THE US No. 1 bestselling novel that everyone is talking about. . .

'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 really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife? And what was in that half-wrapped box left so casually on their marital bed? In this novel, marriage truly is the art of war. . .

About the Author

Gillian Flynn's first novel Sharp Objects was the winner of two CWA Daggers, and was shortlisted for the Gold Dagger, and also for an Edgar. She lives in Chicago with her husband.

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Gone Girl
 
3.2

(based on 10 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Engaging characters (7)
  • Easy to read (6)
  • Page-turner (4)
  • Well written (4)

Cons

  • Disappointing (3)
  • Not what I expected (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel reading (5)
  • Gift (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Everyday reader (6), Bookworm (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Certainly is a triller!!

WHat a fantastic book. Couldn't put it down. Read the book in a few days...who needs sleep right!!

At the end of each chapter, it would leave...Read complete review

WHat a fantastic book. Couldn't put it down. Read the book in a few days...who needs sleep right!!

At the end of each chapter, it would leave you on the end of your seat just making you want to read more and more.

I don't normally read thrillers, but this was apart of our book club, so glad I did. Now I am reading another of Gillians books....

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Disappointing

My initial thought when reading this book was great something gritty! The end was very disappointing and I felt that the Author was either under a deadline to finish Tout Suite or she had...Read complete review

My initial thought when reading this book was great something gritty! The end was very disappointing and I felt that the Author was either under a deadline to finish Tout Suite or she had someone else do it for her. Her previous two books are fantastic and worth a read.

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3.0

Incredible Ending

By LynBt

from Sydney

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Pros

  • Different Form Of Writing
  • Engaging characters

Cons

  • A Bit Slow

Best Uses

  • Travel Reading

Comments about Gone Girl:

Presentation different and made the book more interesting encouraging you to read on.

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2.0

Disappointing

By TJ

from Sydney

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Pros

  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters

Cons

  • Disappointing

Best Uses

  • Travel Reading

Comments about Gone Girl:

My initial thought when reading this book was great something gritty! The end was very disappointing and I felt that the Author was either under a deadline to finish Tout Suite or she had someone else do it for her. Her previous two books are fantastic and worth a read.

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2.0

Could not finish it. Boring!

By Kimmy

from Southern Highlands

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    Cons

    • A Bit Slow
    • Not What I Expected

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      Comments about Gone Girl:

      Just couldn't get into it. Sorry. Friends that read it thought it was OK though.

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      4.0

      Gone Girl

      By Pam from the Tweed.

      from the Tweed area, NSW.

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      Pros

      • Easy To Read
      • Engaging characters
      • Page-Turner
      • Well Written

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift
        • Travel Reading

        Comments about Gone Girl:

        This is an engaging book in which you could not guess the outcome until the last page. Recommended.

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        3.0

        Bit predictable!

        By TJJ

        from Melbourne, AU

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        Pros

          Cons

          • Disappointing
          • Not What I Expected

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            Comments about Gone Girl:

            I think the publicity oversold this one.

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            4.0

            Certainly is a triller!!

            By Nicole

            from WEstern Australia

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            Pros

            • Easy To Read
            • Engaging characters
            • Page-Turner
            • Well Written

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gift

              Comments about Gone Girl:

              WHat a fantastic book. Couldn't put it down. Read the book in a few days...who needs sleep right!!

              At the end of each chapter, it would leave you on the end of your seat just making you want to read more and more.

              I don't normally read thrillers, but this was apart of our book club, so glad I did. Now I am reading another of Gillians books....

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              4.0

              GONE GIRL

              By DJP

              from Melbourne

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              Pros

              • Easy To Read
              • Engaging characters

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Older Readers

                Comments about Gone Girl:

                Good easy holiday read-
                Author gets a bit lost at the end -
                You have to enjoy Detective / Crime novels
                Characters interesting and quite complex/ sometimes surprising

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                4.0

                What a ride it was!

                By Brewhaha

                from Sydney

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                Pros

                • Easy To Read
                • Engaging characters
                • Page-Turner
                • Well Written

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift
                  • Travel Reading

                  Comments about Gone Girl:

                  I really enjoyed this book.It was a real "can't wait to read what happens next" book.It is in two halves which really worked for me. Maybe better for female readers.

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                  2.0

                  Character driven disappointment

                  By Smalldux

                  from Woronora

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                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Disappointing
                    • Not What I Expected

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                      Comments about Gone Girl:

                      Too much time was spent in setting up the characters of the protagonists. The plot and twists were a long time coming and not unexpected.

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                      4.0

                      Great Read

                      By Lisa

                      from Perth

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Read
                      • Engaging characters
                      • Page-Turner
                      • Well Written

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Gift
                        • Older Readers
                        • Travel Reading

                        Comments about Gone Girl:

                        Loved this book from page one, sucks you in right up until the very end. Highly recommend this book for anyone who likes a good story with a twist.

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                        An utterly gripping thriller EMERALD STREET Gone Girl should be the big poolside read this year. Fresh out om paperback, it's a page-turning abduction mystery with an awful lot of twists. MAIL ON SUNDAY A tautly written thriller about the unravelling of a marriage that is deservedly topping the bestseller charts. THE OBSERVER The story of a husband searching for his vanished wife has everything - psychological acuity, humour, an unflagging pace and more twists than you could hope for in your most serpentine dreams...a sumptuous, satisfying read. STYLIST The story-telling is incredibly compelling, with the cunning opening mystery soon turning down unpredictable routes, while the characters are superbly believable. No wonder it's the book that everyone seems to be reading. -- Boyd Hilton HEAT MAGAZINE If you haven't yet caught up with this word-of-mouth bestseller - about a woman's mysterious disappearance and the secrets she and her husband are keeping - get hold of it soon. It really does live up to the hype. WOMAN MAGAZINE I'm currently reading Gone Girl, a brilliant novel about how we never quite know the people we fall in love with. It's one of those novels that you discuss endlessly with your closest friends. Sharleen Spiteri, lead singer in Texas This thriller is the must-read of the year. THE SUN (GONE GIRL) turned the rules of your average psychological thriller inside-out...it's breathtaking THE TIMES

                        ISBN: 9780753827666
                        ISBN-10: 0753827662
                        Audience: General
                        Format: Paperback
                        Language: English
                        Number Of Pages: 496
                        Published: 29th January 2013
                        Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 12.8  x 3.3
                        Weight (kg): 0.32