Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl: A Novel

byGillian Flynn

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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? 

Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Gillian Flynn earned English and journalism undergraduate degrees from the University of Kansas. She wrote for a trade magazine in California before moving to Chicago, where she received a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. She moved to New York City and wrote for Entertainment We...
Title:Gone Girl: A NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 5, 2012Publisher:Crown/ArchetypeLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from hats off to gillian flynn! this book will keep you guessing and guessing. so many important themes and symbols in this novel that are discussed and the characters are very well fleshed-out. one of the best mystery/thrillers you can get ever read hats off to Gillian Flynn!!!!
Date published: 2017-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better than the movie If you read this book, don't watch the movie. While the book is full of twists and turns that make you want to read on the movie is lackluster and boring to watch.
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keeps you guessing I don't want to give away anything about the story. Suffice it to say that it keeps you guessing until the end. Who can you trust? Who's telling the truth? Loved it!
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read it! Looooove love loved it, best thriller I've ever read, hands down. Period.
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it! I love interesting female characters and this book was a good example of one.
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Page turner! I could not put this book down. I was determined to figure out what happened to Amy before the book told me. Afterwards I watched the movie, and as per usual, the book is WAY better!
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You should read it!!! I had no idea what this book was about, or even its genre going in. And yet I have discovered that I absolutely loved it. Without going into details, it is a thriller and a murder mystery, among other things, and it left me disturbed, in the sort of way that i love being disturbed by books. Its about something that could happen to anyone and everyone, about the people that we think are the closest to us. In this story, all our fears and anxieties about marriage are fulfilled, and much worse. Some of those fears being cheating, losing one’s identity, distrust, abuse, etc. The novel tackles with so many difficult and controversial themes such as the immediate influence of media into jurisdiction, stereotypes towards antagonists etc. This story is brilliant in so many ways that I could keep on rhapsodizing about it indefinitely, but I will just say this: Gone Girl is an incredibly well written piece of art, definitely worth reading
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from End was great I listened to the audio book and I didn't like it that much at first. I guess I'm not big into the unreliable narrator style of writing mostly because I wasn't expecting it, I went in knowing almost nothing. The first half was really slow but I was interested in what would happen. The middle was interesting if infuriating, but then I thought the end was really great. The end is what redeemed the book for me, earning it four stars.
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! Gone Girl is a fast-paced, psychological thriller. I read the novel before I had seen or heard of the film, therefore I was completely in the dark when it came to the plot twist ending. The twist was shocking and unexpected which (unfortunately) I can't say for many novels in this genre that I have read. Totally recommend.
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from WOW What a page turner! The twists and characters really got me hooked! Hard to put this one down!
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW One of the best books I ever read....honestly I was up all night to fininsh it. Summary: On their fifth wedding anniversary, Nicks wife Amy disappears. There are signs of struggle inside the house, and of course Nick quickly becomes the prime suspect. It sure doesn't help that Nick has not been completely honest with the police, and as Amy’s case drags out for weeks, more and more evidence appears against him, but Nick claims his innocence. As things start to unfold it gets darker, more twisted, and creepier than you can imagine. Gone Girl is so well written, and the suspense doesn’t lessen for a single page. It’s one of those books you will want to discuss as soon as you finish it, because the ending just knocks you off you feet. Bravo Gillian Flynn!
Date published: 2017-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Read Loved this book. Gillian Flynn is an amazing author! Once again, way better than the movie!
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thrilling and captivating Finished this book within 2 days. Could not put it down.#plumreview
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favorites Despite others opinions, I actually really loved this novel. I enjoyed the writing and kept wanting to read more to get through the suspense. It kept my attention and to this day I still find myself rereading it over and over again.
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great read even though the ending is a bit disappointing, it's a nice book, well written.
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! A really amazingly written story with unexpected twists and turns around every corner. Couldn't put it down! Made a really incredible movie as well.
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read This is an excellent Thriller, but it is not the best thriller that I have read. Also, I am very glad that I read the novel before watching the movie. The movie is not as interesting as the novel.
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unexpected twists! I got to admit, it took me about a quarter to half way through the book until I was immensely captivated. There was no way I could put it down after than point. Just when you thought you've gauged where the story is going, there will be another twist that catches you off guard!
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Surprising Good Read I've picked this up after all the hype as well as the movie so I kind of knew some of what was going to happen but still was shocked and surprised. I know a lot of people didn't like the ending but really it was a twist in itself. You got something that could happen in real life and not some justice scenario that will please the masses. I enjoyed the writing and the wit and how i loved and hated all the characters at the same time. I highly recommend this book.
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super great read. Loved the exciting premise of the book and the entire read was suspenseful. If you read the book, definitely watch the movie too!
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mind Boggling Keeps you guessing at every turn. Amazing psychological thriller
Date published: 2017-07-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from MORE LIKE GOT TO READ ABOUT THIS GIRL This book absolutely blew my mind. The characters are so incredibly well-crafted. Definitely worth the read!
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Didn't live up to the hype Perhaps it's due to the fact i saw the movie first, or that it was the last book assigned in my English class, i just never found it that enjoyable
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not my Favourite I found this book really slow and the ending was just irritating
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gripping Novel I was definitely not expecting this novel to go in the direction that it did - which made it that much better! Very complex and intoxicating read!
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Page-turner Absolutely loved this book. Couldn't put it down.
Date published: 2017-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible! Page turner ! Couldn't wait to get to the end but was sad when it was over!
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Couldn't get through it I don't know if it was how much I disliked the wife, or how bored I became of reading about the husband sitting around getting drunk chapter after chapter, but I just could not get through this book.
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Gillian Flynn really knows how to write a good psychological thriller with her main characters being seriously messed up and tragic. This book is full of sociopathic, manipulative, psychotic behavior. The husband I did not like for the way he treated his missing wife and liked even less at the end of the book and thought he was just down right pathetic. His wife I just thought was a bit weird and needy, but understandably so with an awful man of a husband as hers, who would't be. That changed further into the book and by the end I was thinking wow, this woman is nuts. Overall, the book was an exciting read. I personally think there could be more to this story than how it ended on sort of a cliff hanger, it's difficult to go into more detail about the ending without giving away the plot. I really want to find out what happens next
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Major Plot Twist Gone Girl is probably my favourite book. For anyone who enjoys reading a good thriller book, you need to read this one! The movie is well done too!
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from you'll never read anything like this... i love amy so much. she's one of the best villians i've ever read of. gone girl is unlike any mystery i've ever read, and it truly is one of a kind and deserving of its praise. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Woah By part 2 of this book, my mind was blown. I never watched the movie before hand so I had no clue what was going to happen. I must say, it was quite the interesting read. I did enjoy this book but the ending was kind of a let down for me but I can't say I predicted it (and that's what I like).
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good but not Great I enjoyed the twists and turns of this story, but was a little disappointed too. I guess with all the movie and book hype it was given , I expect a bit more from the book. I would choose the book over the movie.
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Yes, amazing! Very very compelling book. The way it is written has you hooked from beginning to end. I liked the plot twist at the end!
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from READ THE BOOK FIRST! I made the mistake in watching the movie first! I never do that! This book was amazing!
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book! Good plot and nice twists!
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed This novel was ok. It was neither bad nor good. I guess I was let down buy all of the hype. The first half of the novel was rather long to get through and the end left me in a rather inflicted state: I'm not sure who's side I preffered (the husband or the wife -- they were both awful to begin with). The movie was better than the book (though it didn't do the wife's point of view justice like the book).
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thrilling read Could not stop reading this book. Even at 2am, I had to find out what happened, just kept on reading. Flynn is a fantastic writer, making you love and hate the characters all the same.
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gripped from the start I'm so happy I read the novel before I watched the movie. Flynn really gets you inside the minds of all the characters, something that I missed in the film. Could NOT put this book down. A must read.
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good! When I first started it was very slow but it picked up its pace and got very intense and exciting quickly. I loved reading it and would highly recommend it.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a ride! I read this book before the movie came out. So many dark twists and turns that keep you wanting more. Really puts a new spin on your usual missing wife story where the husband is the prime suspect. Just goes to show that the victim isn't always who you think it is!
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Could not put down Brilliant book, could not put down, even though I saw the film first it still kept me on the edge of my seat
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mystery This book lives up to the hype. A great twist and terrifying characters.
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dark & Twisted - I loved it! A twisty dark story that I really enjoyed reading. It had some slower moments but all in all I loved the story and the different perspectives it was written in.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome before the hype This book was great even before all the hype - for me it was a random find and Super happy I did find it ! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Straight Fire Saw the movie and had to buy this. Defenitly book was better than the movie!!
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Gone Girl does start off a bit slow, but don't give up! It's a great mystery, it's twisted, and it's unexpected. I couldn't put it down. One of the best books I've read recently.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Read Gillian Flynn did an amazing job with this book. It is the standard for mystery/thriller novels for me.
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it The twists and turns and suspense really kept me on the edge of my seat.
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from New Favourite!!! I sort of saw what was coming, but a great read none the less!
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! I watched the movie first and loved and then read the book. The was, as always, better. I loved all the twist and turns. I was switching sides the whole way through. Would defiantly recommend, I have lent it out to many people and they all loved it too!
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible and Spellbinding! This book had be on the edge of my seat until the very end. I highly recommend reading it!
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a modern classic One of the first and best thrillers I ever read.
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! I heard some people say the characters were unlikeable,why is this book a hit? Yes they were,I hated most of them.This wasn't a love story it was a thriller and full of suspense.In fact,I disliked them all so much that there was no hero to root for but it didn't make this book any less enthralling.I was hooked.I know some people found it draggy in parts but I didn't.I loved the detail and I loved the fact that I had to think and pay attention.It was an intellectual thriller where you hated the characters because they were as$%Ol@s but I couldn't put it down!!!!
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazed!! What can i say.. I have purchased all three of this authors books.. and im amazed .. could not put these books down!!.. Page turners!.. highly Recommend !!
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Better than the Movie The characters and plot were over the top and because of that, unbelievable. That aside it was entertaining. It is better than the movie so if you have seen the movie and enjoyed it definitely pick up the book
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't put down I'm a slow reader and even i finished this in a week, i jst couldnt stop reading. do yourself a favor and skip the movie, the book is much better
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Messed Up A real page turner. Way way way better than the movie.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Farcical Sorry I know a lot of people love this book, but it is so unbelieable and badly written, it is almost funny. Tries to hard to shock and becomes a farce.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome A great thriller! A must read #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! So so so good! If you haven't seen the movie definitely read the book first!! #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from wild This book was super intense and suspenseful. I cannot believe someone would orchestrate something so bizarre out of spite. Very good read!!
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't read any spoilers! An amazing psychological thriller! It definitely keeps you guessing, and I liked how every written detail played into the larger story in the end.
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved this book Great book with great character development. There were a few unexpected plot twists that makes you rethink everything at times.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Page turner Half way through this book I probably would have rated it a 5. The first two thirds of the book were brilliant - what a clever storyline! The author really had me turning the pages to find out what was going on. After the huge twist it all kind of fell apart and the ending was a huge disappointment.
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gone Girl I absolutely loved this book. I couldn't put it down. It was so clever and well written. Definitely Gillian Flynn's best work.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic read! This book was great! Surprising and exciting despite how unlikeable the characters are
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't read any spoilers!!! Loved this book! I love all of Gillian Flynn's books! I read this one first & was hooked! She writes amazing psychological thrillers! I hope she will have another out soon! I love how Gillian weaves this story together, gives you little bits of info to put the pieces together. It was amazingly crafted. I couldn't put it down!!
Date published: 2016-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favourite psychological thrillers I did see the film adaptation before reading the book, but I can safely say that both versions are amazing in their own right. Both have similarities and differences, but I'm willing to accept both for what they are. I will warn any who are interested in reading this book or watching the film to not look up any plot details, because I had some aspects spoiled for me, unintentionally of course, and even though it didn't take any enjoyment out of it, this really is the kind of story that's best enjoyed when you go into it not knowing a thing about the actual plot. I understand it's not gonna be for everyone, but if you love dark stories, this is for you.
Date published: 2016-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from better than the movie I really enjoyed this book. The way the story is told really kept me interested and wanting to read just one more chapter.... I often missed my bed time. People complained about the language, but I found it to fit with the characters and not distracting. Gillian Flynn writes some dark novels and I wonder where she comes up with her story-lines. I also enjoyed her other 2 novels, Sharp Objects and Dark Places.
Date published: 2016-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gripping Enjoyable and twisted. We'll detailed and delivered. Hard to put down. Hard to know who to like or dislike. Loved it.
Date published: 2015-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A real page turner I really enjoy a good mystery and Gone Girl delivers! This book had me cheering for the protagonist in the beginning but then I wanted to shake him by the end and yell "Are you out of your mind?!!" Was not able to put it down. Well worth the time!
Date published: 2015-10-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Gone girl. Starts bit slow then it picks up really great but then it became to a great disappointment towards the ending. Ending should of been better.
Date published: 2015-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gone Girl At first, it reads like a rehash of the Scott Peterson murder story. Then the twist start coming making the book hard to put down. If you like psychogical thrillers, then this is a good read!
Date published: 2015-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it Absolutely loved this book. The shocking twists are very unexpected and the two point of view writing was very well done I would recommend this book to anyone
Date published: 2015-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome!! Could not put it down! Love the writting style. A book that made me go "whaaaat!?!?!" Worth read for sure!
Date published: 2015-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it I really enjoyed this. It was a quick read because I couldn't put it down! Loved how twisted it was.
Date published: 2015-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good story, bad ending I loved each and every part of the story, from the lies to the love, but man was the ending ever horrible! I pray there will be a book to follow.
Date published: 2015-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Loved it Kept me wanting more and the story just keeps you hooked from the very first chapter. well written!
Date published: 2015-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent read. This plot is full of so many delightful twists and turns, I can't even begin to describe. Mind = blown! Helps that it was written so beautifully too.
Date published: 2015-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book Could not put it down! Love her writing style. Cant wait to read her other books! Keeps you guessing
Date published: 2015-05-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Gone girl Kept hearing how good this book was . I waited till i was on vacation to buy and read this book.A simple and what Í call easy read.did not live up to the hype 5out of ten
Date published: 2015-05-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Good read. I wish I read it before watching the movie. They are very similar so you wont be disappointed if you did already watch the movie
Date published: 2015-04-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good until it wasn't I liked the story until the ending which i found to be rather disapointing. I felt that the writer could have gone in a direction that would nicely wrap up the story and leave the reader satisfied. A sense of justice. But instead it ended abruptly and left me wondering what the point was. Other then that i found that the pace was rather nice and i liked the little twists through out the story.
Date published: 2015-04-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Dark and twisty I didn't see the ending coming. If you're in the mood for a dark read, this may fit the bill.
Date published: 2015-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Very good lots of twists and turns in this book. Nice short. Chapters make it hard to put down. A smart book.
Date published: 2015-04-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't waste your time Everyone went crazy for this book and i simply cannot understand why. It was well written, the author is a good writer. However, the plot line was too disturbing to enjoy this novel. The time spent reading this book is time in my life i will never get back.
Date published: 2015-04-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Ok, not great Just too many twists... No one gets away that long, with that many permutations... Finished, just to finish it.
Date published: 2015-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dee Dee Simpson I found this novel to capture my imagination right away. I loved how the two different characters took turns revealing their thoughts as you went along.
Date published: 2015-03-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really Impressed I felt compelled to purchase this book after seeing the film in theatres, the characters were fascinating and I wanted to get inside their heads. I'm confused as to the negative reviews. What I'll say is this: Gone Girl is not a cheap thrill, it's thorough and every scene is described with painstaking detail. The plot is dark in and of itself, but the style of writing is even darker. Gone Girl presents a very cynical view of human nature and society, with piercing commentary on everything from crime journalism to hipster glasses. Most of the people who gave this book a bad review did so because they didn't like the characters, and I think those people missed the point. Both Nick and Amy were written to be relatable but unlikeable, they represent the worst in everyone, and the irony is that they're obsessed with their reputations. Furthermore, the goal of the book is to disturb people, not necessarily to shock them. The fact that you know what's coming is what builds the intensity. Bottom line: this book will not tug on your heartstrings, but after what it'll do your brain you'll be glad it left your other organs alone.
Date published: 2015-03-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Yawnnnnnn. Least tragic thing ever. You want tragic? Go see cars 2 or fuzzy caterpiller.___________ _ ____
Date published: 2015-03-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Gone Girl One of the worst books I have ever read...two unlikable characters in a sociopathic setting with a very unsatisfying ending.
Date published: 2015-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Took a long time to get into, but once you do, the story is great. Very intriguing and good suspense / thriller without being too haunting. I thoroughly enjoyed the character depth.
Date published: 2015-02-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I won't say this book has a WOW factor..., I won't say this book has a WOW factor...the first few chapters were dragging...infact it was pretty boring till part two of the book started where the actual life of Amy started after her escape. Then it became interesting. All I could say...I feel sorry for Nick Dunne. His wife was one psychopath bitch...I'm not sure what exactly would a husband do if he had this wife in real life...still...I'm surprised that these kind of twisted mindsets are part of our society. A good read for mystery lovers.
Date published: 2015-02-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not my cup of tea. I did not enjoy this book and did not get past the first few chapters.
Date published: 2015-02-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Why is this a hit? weird way of writing, feels like a teenager diary all through the book. The characters are unlikable and the story is unbelievable and does not make any sense at all. I don't understand why this is a best seller and don't understand how this book was put into a movie. It make no sense to me. We will have to see with the movie if it is worst than the book...
Date published: 2015-01-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I can't understand why this is a big hit I was painful to read it to the end. The characters are unlikable and unbelievable. The style of the author is really hard to enjoy. It feels like you are reading a young teenager diary, no structure, really poor writing, so simple yet not enjoyable. I don't understand why is it a hit and how come it was possible to put this in a movie. Not really thrill to see the movie... we will have to see.
Date published: 2015-01-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Thriller ! I bought this book hoping it would be much better then it was. I think I had to much of a high expectation for this book. It was good and easy to read but I find it was very slow.. It was missing the punch and the fast paced aspect. I watched the movie and enjoyed it better then the book. I was not expecting the twist and turn but apart from that the book was good but nothing exceptional. The characters are not that well developed and not very likable honestly, there is something missing from this book. The plot and story is well thought and very interesting but could have been written in a more thrilling way. The book did not keep my attention I found myself taking time to read this book and not having the feeling that I need to finish it right away, I just wanted to finish it to read another one. Not what I expected but if you are looking for a good thriller nothing more then this is for you if you are looking for something more don't bother.
Date published: 2015-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It! This book is now a favorite of mine. I couldn't put it down.
Date published: 2014-12-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not a Thriller Fan I am not a big fan of Thriller novels. I prefer Mystery novels. I was given the book by a friend. I found it a struggle to read until about the halfway mark. Then I became determined to read it all the way to the end, just to see what the plot twists would reveal. I was totally disappointed with the ending. If you are not a fan of Thriller novels, I would chose a different book to read.
Date published: 2014-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This mind game is quite the ride. Better than the movie (but see it too). A psychological thriller that you'll find hard to put down. This mind game is quite the ride.
Date published: 2014-12-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Undecided First of all I do not enjoy books written in this manner when one chapter is one person and the next chapter is another and so on. I tend to read a couple of Nick's chapters and then go back and read a few of Amy's. But this almost turns me away from the book. This book took a while to actually get my attention and then when it did it was a really good book. Strange for sure. Weird but good. I can only give it a 3 because of the style it was written in and the fact that it took a while to get going.. They really need an undecided about recommending the product but I think I could with caution.
Date published: 2014-11-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read Good book but was a little disappointed with the ending.
Date published: 2014-11-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Good I really enjoyed this book... looking forward to the movie...Gillian is a great writer and her books keep you interested until the end...I now own 3 of her books...Gone Girl, Sharp Edges and Dark Places....Not disappointed with any of them.
Date published: 2014-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i admire this novel!! omg where can i start- bought this book on friday and couldn't stop reading. Amy, Amy, Amy i wanted to love her and sympathize with her but i couldn't she was too much of a victim(she played that role well) this leaves me wondering do we ever know someone 100%. Is love that controlling? that manipulative? that demanding? overall this is a great book for people seeking a thrill, people who enjoy crime documentaries (i.e dateline, 24 hour mystery etc) i give this book a full go ahead you have to buy
Date published: 2014-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i admire this novel!! omg where can i start- bought this book on friday and couldn't stop reading. Amy, Amy, Amy i wanted to love her and sympathize with her but i couldn't she was too much of a victim(she played that role well) this leaves me wondering do we ever know someone 100%. Is love that controlling? that manipulative? that demanding? overall this is a great book for people seeking a thrill, people who enjoy crime documentaries (i.e dateline, 24 hour mystery etc) i give this book a full go ahead you have to buy
Date published: 2014-11-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Run for it "Gone Girl" was nothing like I thought it would be. Instead of a fast-paced, page-turning thriller, what I got from it was a slow-burning suspense that focuses on the long game. It builds to momentous scenes that serve as water breaks to quench a dying thirst in a marathon, and those much needed gulps in turn propel one forward with the race. This well thought out storyline provides more than the usual thrilling ride. "Gone Girl" wasn't as commercial as I thought it was going to read, and this is to Gillian Flynn's splendid craft. It was smart, fluid, and disturbing to say the very least. Although The Twist was predictable a mile away, it still held gravitas due to the way Flynn had structured her novel. The alternating sides of Nick and Amy gave insight to the deep psychosis of both parties, which made it merrier in the sickest sense to read. I was ready to write "Gone Girl" off after The Twist based off what I've heard from others (besides a big twist usually causes more harm than not) but the narrative held its own and kept surprising. This is really all I need from a thriller with heaps of praise. "Gone Girl" is also the perfect example of how the strength of a story can compensate for how utterly dislikeable the lead characters are. This is not one of those cases where these people are unlikeable because they are too vulnerable or too damaged; Nick and Amy are just horrible unreliable narrators with no redeeming qualities. And this all plays well into Flynn's scheme of things - hate the players with good reason but you'll find yourself in a losing battle when you try to hate on the game. I was more than a hundred pages away from finishing the novel when I saw the movie adaptation with the screenplay by Flynn herself. It's such a faithful adaptation, so faithful that I actually recognized direct lines and little details from the book. While some scenes were added or minor characters merged into stronger supporting ones, the core of "Gone Girl" is intact and I'm glad Flynn didn't think it necessary to "fix" any part of it. Why should she? "Gone Girl" is a tremendously layered novel, a literary success that has ignited a new wave of female-centric psychological thrillers. Gillian Flynn has much to be proud about.
Date published: 2014-11-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Worth Reading It was a good book and was a page turner. However, the characters are sooo screwed up and some of the descriptions are so odd, it really makes you think about who the heck wrote this book. Good, but not great.
Date published: 2014-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! It took me less than a week to read this book, which says a lot as I'm not a big reader. The first half of the book was a little slow, but around the middle I got hooked and couldn't put it down. There were so many unpredictable plot twists and it was hard to tell what would happen next! I'm a 20 year old guy, and surprisingly found this book very enjoyable to read, very twisted in parts but a great book in the end.
Date published: 2014-10-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Spellbound and wondering! The writing style is excellent and immediately grabs you with its clarity and descriptiveness. I kept wondering about the two main characters; were they really for real? Then the twist begins making them, but especially Amy, increasingly believable and even frightening. A total turn of a psychopathic mind that leaves you wondering how will Amy and Nick ever survive their pretending and Amy's control. The pregnancy I found a bit of a stretch via Nick's donation but the fact that a baby is coming is scary for the child. The ending leaves you wondering what did I just read? A sequel would be great! So glad to read it before seeing the movie.
Date published: 2014-10-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing! I wasn't enjoying it after ~100 pages but kept reading to find out the ending. I wish I didn't bother. The 'plot twists' I'd read about in reviews were predictable and the ending wasn't good.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well written! This book had me hooked on the first page. It is well written. The plot line is one that is not predictable. If you want a book where you can enjoy the story being revealed as read, then I recommend this book.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Plot Twists! And that's why I liked it.
Date published: 2014-10-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great page turner Really enjoyable page turner with some great twists. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2014-10-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable fast paced read I enjoyed the book, it was engaging and fast moving, looking forward to the movie.
Date published: 2014-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Twisted Thriller! Two characters, husband and wife of five years, with major flaws: whose side do you pick to cheer on? I for one am on a team but won?t reveal anything for the risk of spoiling everything. Literally, everything! Anything revealed in this book is a spoiler but kept pushing me to find out more. This book just keeps getting stickier, and messier, and dirtier through each twist and turn. Every time you put your bookmark to pause, something keeps being revealed within every scene change, up until the ending, which even I want to know what happens after that.
Date published: 2014-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book. Can't wait for the movie! I saw the trailer for the movie and instantly thought that it would be a movie worth seeing. Then I saw the book and decided to give it a read first. Unlike other readers, I did not expect the story to take the turn that it did, and was pleasantly surprised with the character development. I am even more excited to see the movie now, anxious to see how close to the book the movie will play. Definitely worth the read.
Date published: 2014-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Absolutely loved this book! Can't wait to see the movie! It's a book that has you guessing how it's gonna end!
Date published: 2014-10-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Lacklustre writing I strongly disliked the writer's style, I found it amateurish and mildly annoying. Halfway through the book I looked her up and was shocked to find that this wasn't her first novel. The beginning is slow, the "twists" are predictable, and the characters are not enjoyable. The story itself is okay, which is why I feel like the movie might actually be better than the book. I think it was the writing that ruined the telling of the story for me. Definitely not worth the hype.
Date published: 2014-10-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Clear your weekend I finished this book in approximately 36 hours, even with a full time job, husband, and other regular 'duties' of life. You literally cannot stop reading because you must know what happens, and how it ends. Also, the way Gillian Flynn crafts her chapters and character voices, passing one off for the next at the most intense moments, keeps you turning the pages. I withheld the fifth star for a few reasons: I guessed how this story would play out. I guessed it before I cracked the cover; I guessed it when I saw a sneak peek of the movie trailer. For me, personally, that part was not difficult so although some wind came out of my sails at the revelation that I was, in fact, correct, what was so enthralling was the outrageous cleverness of the story and its protagonists; the way Gillian Flynn writes--and captures--human nature and relationships alone was something else that kept me hanging on. It is dark, yes. The characters most of the time are unlikeable, but really, how she keeps us rooting for them is mirroring how they treat each other. Definitely messes with your head but it is an absolutely sensational, fast read! Must agree though with a few others that the ending was disappointing, but not altogether unexpected.
Date published: 2014-09-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Disturbing and Clever. Bought this book on the suggestion of a friend. I was skeptical because I had just finished an amazing series and so I was in withdrawal. This is EXACTLY what I needed. Could not put it down, read it very quickly because I HAD to know how it all ended. Great Thriller!!! Not the book for someone looking to connect to the main characters, they are both messed up! LOL
Date published: 2014-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Masterpiece if I ever read one Wow, what an adventure that was. This author is extremely wity and knows how to tell a good story. For anyone, regardless if you enjoy mystery/crime novels, I highly recommend this one. There is so many plot twists, literally every 30 pages or so and you never see them coming. Everything you believe is real only makes you feel that much more gullible as you keep reading. A literary masterpiece in my opinion. I have yet to come across a book I have so throughly enjoyed. The people sound like people who live in your house next door. I love the seperate view-points and all the effect it adds to pulling the reader into the story with them, breathing it, living it. A great portrayal of what it is like to be in a marriage - both sides. Stable and Unstable ones. I am recommending this to all my friends.
Date published: 2014-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent read. Enjoying this book very much. Just part way thru but the writing is sharp and crisp. Maybe a few too many asides in brackets but I feel as tho I'm getting to know the characters and they are becoming real people. Look forward to my reading time every evening.
Date published: 2014-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMG! Forget the movie! READ THIS BOOK. I loved this author's style so much I bought her other books!
Date published: 2014-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing WTF? This is how I felt while I read the majority of this book. It took me a bit of time to get into it because of the writing style but once I did I had a difficult time putting this book down. I was even up until 2am a few times reading this book. This book is about Nick and Amy, a married couple. One day, Amy goes missing and Nick becomes the prime suspect. I do not want to give too much away but I will say there are some twists and not all is as it seems. While the book is a bit like a murder mystery it is not super high on action. It is mostly character driven. Flynn is a master of words and while it takes a bit of time to really get into her writing style, once you do you appreciate it so much. It makes you feel as if you are right there with all the characters. She also weaves different story lines together quite well. While you read one thing and it may not seem all that significant, about a hundred pages later it ends up being a pivotal part of the story. I have to say though that the ending of the book was a bit depressing. I found that I questioned whether Nick was doing the right thing or not. I don't have a lot to say because I really don't want to give too much away but I really enjoyed this book and I would recommend it to anyone. Overall, I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. Excellent writing and an excellent story.
Date published: 2014-08-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great summer read Lots of twist
Date published: 2014-07-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disturbing - but can't put it down This book got so much hype so I was really curious to see what the fuss is all about. Overall, the writing is good and it keeps you guessing until the last page. Gillian Flynn really have a way to keep you interested to the end. The story is a bit unbelievable at times, but not impossible . However, I don't like the ending, I was rooting for justice, I guess. Although I must say it is the most logical ending given the characters and storyline. It's just so sad that the story could be a reality for many. Wonder how this translate in the movie..
Date published: 2014-07-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gripping, Rivetting and Shocking This book sucks the reader into Nick and Amy?s toxic game and the suspense makes it difficult to put down. Just when you think you ?get it?, you find out that you don?t, not really. The narrative goes back and forth from Amy?s oh-so-happy diary entries to Nick?s evasiveness. But what is true and what is lies? The suspense of it all leaves one in a constant state of guessing ? right up until the bitter end... Each character has endearing and repulsive qualities to their personality and you never find yourself truly liking or hating any one character. The author has much to say about the media frenzy, the cultural messages that women are subjected to, and the biases we harbor after watching too much crime television. A haunting story that will confuse you, sadden you, sicken you, surprise you, and gravely entertain you in the process. Just when you think you've figured out where the plot is heading, you'll find yourself curiously guessing again.
Date published: 2014-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Disturbing but gripping Well worth the read, a disturbing look behind the scenes of a relationship that is "perfectly normal" until you meet the people on the inside. Couldn't put this one down, no regrets giving in to the hype and purchasing this one!
Date published: 2014-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! This is the first Gillian Flynn book I have read and I was blown away. The beginning is set up like a diary and I found it a bit hard to get into however once the middle hit I could not put it down. Everyone I have recommended it to has also really enjoyed it. Definitely worth a read!
Date published: 2014-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best novel ever This is easily one of the best novels I have ever read. I read the whole thing in less than 48hours (and I have a full time job) because I could not put it down to go to sleep, I was so curious what was going to happen next. It's smartly written, and I was so impressed, I ordered two other novels by the author! I'm excited to check those out next. Definitely pick this book up!
Date published: 2014-04-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting but a bit unbelievable I felt for the main character, and the book was not predicable, but bordered on a bit unbelievable. The writing was good and I liked most of the characters, liked the way the story unfolded and I didn't see what was coming at all. 4 of 5 - enjoyed but not blown away, would probably buy another book by this author.
Date published: 2014-04-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Could not put it down Was a little skeptical when I bought the book that it would not be that great, but once I got into it could not put the book down, I thought it was really well put together the way you could read what each person was going through their mind as it was happening.  Good read, I recommend this
Date published: 2014-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read! This is not the kind of book I usually read but I have to admit I really enjoyed it! I keep wondering what happened………………..?? ( I only read it because some members in my book club recommended it.)
Date published: 2013-12-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Read. Lacklustre Ending. I enjoyed most of the novel but was thoroughly frustrated with the ending which was lacklustre and anticlimactic.  It left me very dissatisfied with the novel and perturbed by the slow paced and yet rushed ending. 
Date published: 2013-11-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wow! The first bit dragged a bit, but boy did directions change later. This author is meticulous in her unexpected turns in her stories (I've now read three of hers). This is not rose-coloured-glasses life. Flynn does not cringe at 'what we hope not to be'. A substantial author. Engrossing books.
Date published: 2013-08-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from mind twisted read...some messed up characters the plot is filled with twists and mind boggling plot lines. honestly i have never read a book with a story line and characters like this. 2 words- messed up. mass manipulation (i could not stress mass anymore), sex, murder, blood, trickery, violence, mystery, missing wife, adultery, affair, attempt murder, running away, whodunnit (and are you sure he or she did it?), mind manipulation, criminal activity, etc this book has it all. you will be completely surprised on what actually happened and the end of the book. all i have to say is whaaat? that's insane. to be brtually honest i almost gave up on this book 3x. it DOES NOT pick up until part 2 which is literally almost 200 pgs in. but once you get to part 2 you will be flying through the pages just to know what will happen. read it! definitely filled with twist and mind manipulation for the reader and the protagonist/ antagonist. you will know what i mean after you read it.
Date published: 2013-08-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Below expectations It was not a page-turner for me. Glad I bought it as an eBook instead of a hardcover.
Date published: 2013-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gillian, you sneaky sneaky girl! This book was brilliant. Gillian Flynn writes with SO MUCH depth and care. You can tell the hours of editing and careful composure went into this book. Just as you think you have figured out the twist, she throws you in a completely unexpected direction. And then does it again! Submit to the mind-trip of this book and you will not regret the read!
Date published: 2013-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lots of twists! Found this slow in the first section then a major plot twist changed the tone. Author engineered intricate details of psychological games between Amy and Nick, amazing but often iffy. No fairy tale ending but maybe appropriate for characters hopefully not based on anyone real.
Date published: 2013-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Psychological chess game At the risk of sounding cliched this book was a spine tingling page turner that kept me on the edge of my seat. Just when you think you know what's going to happen next Gillian Flynn turns that on its ear. What starts out as a simple mystery turns into a psychological chess game.
Date published: 2013-05-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I'm torn :-) I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was very engaging and the writing kept you wanting to read one more chapter before putting it down. Loved the twists and turns and "didn't see that coming" moments. The author brilliantly leads you along with the information presented. I loved the different storylines and that they were brilliantly intertwined. I really really enjoyed the book BUT was left with a bad feeling at the end so that's what makes this book a 4* as oppposed to a 5*. I felt let down at the end of it all.
Date published: 2013-05-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Eight Bookcases Check out my review of Flynn's work on my blog at: http://8bookcases.blogspot.ca/2013/03/gone-girl-by-gillian-flynn.html
Date published: 2013-03-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Book I thoroughly enjoyed Gone Girl. There are very few times when I pick up a book that I become so engrossed I cannot put it down. It was very clever and very well written. Of course I didn't care for the ending but I think that's just human nature. Don't we all like to see the "bad people" caught and punished. Also it was a little far fetched that anyone would allow themselves to end up in Nick's position. It is also human nature to strike back and not concede defeat.
Date published: 2013-03-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Would not recommend This book was predictable and the ending was nothing less than disappointing. A group of us read this book and discussed it as we read and once we were done, and we all agreed that this book was not as wonderful as it had been made out to be. Certainly would not be on my list of books that I would recommend.
Date published: 2013-03-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from marriage gone wrong... That I read Gone Girl so soon after finishing Dark Places is a tribute to Gillian Flynn’s talent. With so many books on my tbr shelf, I don’t generally read books by the same author back-to-back. Gone Girl had a few extra things going for it, though. Virtually everyone has been talking about it and I just couldn’t resist its lure any longer. Nick Dunne and Amy Elliott Dunne are just about to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary when Amy goes missing. There are signs of a struggle in their rented Missouri home and Nick can’t really account for his whereabouts that morning, so it doesn’t take too long for the police to start treating him like the prime suspect. Flynn uses a dual narrative approach to tell the story of their courtship and life in New York where Nick was a magazine writer and Amy wrote quizzes for a variety of publications. Life was pretty good for them. They were beautiful, smart and rich. Well, Amy was rich because her parents – Rand and Mary Beth – had written a series of books called Amazing Amy which had, until recently, been a bit of a cash cow. Then Nick and Amy’s fortunes take a turn for the worse and suddenly they find themselves back in Nick’s hometown. From the start we know that the golden lives of these two protagonists is slightly tarnished. On the morning of the anniversary, Nick’s reaction to his wife’s greeting of “Well, hello, handsome” is one of “bile and dread” inching up his throat. Then: Amy’s missing. Gone Girl is a supremely entertaining game of cat and mouse. Their married lives had been marked with anniversary treasure hunts and this year is no different. Amy has left the first in a series of clues for her husband. The clues, and the letters which accompany them, seem to indicate Amy’s awareness of her husband’s unhappiness and her own part in it. But Amy wants to patch things up. The treasure hunt also seems to point to Nick as the person responsible for Amy’s disappearance and slowly the media, Amy’s parents and even his twin sister, Go, start to regard him with suspicion. But there is more to Gone Girl than a suspenseful mystery. There’s actually quite a damning indictment of the fakery of relationships; the potential for infidelity, boredom, entitlement. We want the fairy tale until we don’t. Marriage is hard work. Nick and Amy’s story is extreme, but recognizable nonetheless. Flynn is a terrific writer. I mean – gifted. She inhabits Nick’s brain as easily as she inhabits Amy’s. They are sympathetic and reprehensible and downright scary in equal measure. To say much more about the plot would be to spoil the novel’s twists. Suffice to say, this is one married couple I wouldn’t be inviting over for dinner any time soon!
Date published: 2013-01-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Bit of a letdown After seeing all the ads and reading excellent reviews, I was hoping for something astounding, but I didn't get it. The book was a page-turner initially, but in the second and third sections, I found it predictable. All the main characters are writers, as well, which I always find to be a copout and overdone. The ending was an anticlimax for me, but I can't say why because I don't want to spoil it it case you read it. Don't spend the money on the hardcover - get it at the library later...it can wait.
Date published: 2013-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant! Nick and Amy's relationship is sick and twisted - and youl love every minute of it. The manipulative, shrewd Amy has spent her charmed life pretending to be something she's not. The handsome, philandering Nick is riddled with insecurities and doubt. When his wife disappears he becomes the prime suspect and his life will never be the same. Gillian Flynn grabs you from the first page and you become completely absorbed in these characters. A gratifying read!
Date published: 2013-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great thriller/suspense novel I had read many positive reviews of this book and decided to buy it in hardcover to see what the fuss was about. I was not disappointed. If you want a fairly quick read that keeps you very engaged to the point that you don't want put it down until it's finished...this is the book for you. On the edge of your seat thriller!
Date published: 2012-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! This was one of my favourite books of 2012! Gripping and suspenseful the whole way through. Loved this book :)
Date published: 2012-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!!! First book that EVER made my stomach drop!
Date published: 2012-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book I really enjoyed this book. It was extremely well written. It had some mystery involved but in the end I think the book was more focused on developing the characters which I really enjoyed. I didn't expect the ending but staying true to the characters and the rest of the book I think it worked. It is definitely worth a read.
Date published: 2012-12-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pure psychological GENIUS I wish there was a way for me to reach inside myself and paste onto this post the actual emotions I felt while reading this book. There is no doubt in my mind that this is one of the most thrilling books I have read all year. This review will be solely my feelings on this book, to write any type of synopsis-based review will have me spoiling the whole thing, guaranteed. I first heard about Gillian Flynn through ChapterStackss on Youtube (check her out here), and was instantly intrigued by her admiration for the author and her work-I had to pick one of her books up. I had decided to read them in chronological order, but ended up getting my hands on Gone Girl first. Best.move.ever. Not that I'm doubting the greatness of her other works, I'm just ridiculously happy that I decided to read something by her, period. This book was outstanding, and written with tremendous thought and detail. I was in pieces with awe after each new development unfolded. This book had me speaking out loud the entire time-I kept saying "HA! How is she going to explain THAT one!"..and then she did, perfectly. I'll admit it: I tried, and failed miserably, to find holes in the plot, I really did-but Ms.Flynn had her detail down to an art, an absolute art. And those characters..my goodness. They were the type of characters that you just knew you should despise, loathe, want to condemn. But she knew it, Gillian knew we would do no such thing. The cleverness and the wit of them. The naivety and pathetic charm. I was instantly hooked, and I didn't want it to end. The conclusion of this book was the real mind blaster. I felt like I was reading the last few chapters while submerged underwater. I didn't want to believe what was happening, but it was happening, and I could either accept it for what it was, or give this book a horrible rating for it. I chose the former, for the simple reason that it was genius. Pure, horrible, insane, wonderful, intellectual, psychological..genius. I sat there, and once again spoke out loud to myself. This time with.."What..did I just read?.. I don't know if I can pick up Gillian's other 2 books fast enough. But I must, and I will. Bravo..just..BRAVO Gillian Flynn.
Date published: 2012-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from INCREDIBLE, must read! I loved loved this book. It was a fantastic well written read, and I had to finish it before moving on with my life. I love the twist (although slightly predictable) it had, and felt very relatable to the character themselves. The story & characters felt very real. Reading the alternating thoughts/views of Nick/Amy on the different scenarios that overlap (for example how they felt about their anniversaries) was thrilling. It is also comical in places, when Amy describes what a 'cool girl' should be. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who thinks in depth about relationships between women and man. I am looking forward to more Gillian Flynn books. Wish I was starting this book again.
Date published: 2012-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Amy Books like this are why I READ! Literally could not put this book down. Extremely well written and near impossible to figure out. The author pulls and pushes you in a million different directions, I think you love and hate all the characters at different points throughout. I am hoping for a sequel!
Date published: 2012-10-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well written... This book had me hooked from the start, I loved the alternating chapters of Nick in real time and from Amy's diary from the previous 6 years. Some great reveals, and a quite "twisted" truth was very intriguing. The end did leave me wanting for more closure...I certainly would be interested to see what is happening in the story a year or two further in the future. It was written so well it made me want to read Ms. Flynn's previous two titles.
Date published: 2012-10-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting Twist! I found this book to be very interesting. Definately a page turner. There were a very few parts that I found a little slow...but that was far and few between. The book over all was well written and the story line kept me intriuged. The ending was a little disappointing.
Date published: 2012-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn I haven't read a book this page turning in so long! I couldn't put it down. Gillian Flynn pulls you into the main characters with such finesse. I felt I was right in their small Missouri town, living each twist and turn along the way. Incredible! Wonderful read. Thank you Gillian Flynn
Date published: 2012-09-25