Gone Girl (mass Market Movie Tie-in Edition): A Novel by Gillian FlynnGone Girl (mass Market Movie Tie-in Edition): A Novel by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl (mass Market Movie Tie-in Edition): A Novel

byGillian Flynn

Paperback | August 26, 2014

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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?
GILLIAN FLYNN is the author of the runaway hit Gone Girl, an international sensation that has spent more than seventy-five weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Her work has been published in forty languages. Gone Girl is soon to be a major motion picture from Twentieth Century Fox. Flynn’s previous novels, Dark Places and Dagge...
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Title:Gone Girl (mass Market Movie Tie-in Edition): A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 7.5 × 4.19 × 1.32 inPublished:August 26, 2014Publisher:Crown/ArchetypeLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent and real page turner till the surprising end!!! I loved this book! It was actually pretty funny at times when describing the married mind.... the book was way better than the movie, which was pretty awesome too!
Date published: 2017-08-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Hated this I know I am in the minority and I feel like I am the only one who really disliked this book. I was completely enthralled throughput the whole thing but the ending just completely ruined it for me and I could not get over it. I can't get past it.
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from was a good read it kept me turning the pages
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Read I personally prefer other works by Gillian Flynn, and at first was reluctant to read the book because of all the hype from the movie. I ended up enjoying the book quite a bit AND it was definitely better than the movie!
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So much better than the movie! I don't usually like reading the book after I've seen the movie, but it didn't stop me this time and I'm glad it didn't. Very suspenseful. No doubt, worth the read!
Date published: 2017-06-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book Starts out pretty slow- but stick with it! One of the most suspenseful books I've ever read. Some major plot twists that will blow your mind. Once it gets good, it gets GOOD.
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Page turner even if you watched the movie Okay, so I usually never read the book if I've seen the movie first. It spoils it. I get de-motivated that I need to finish it. However, 2 summers ago I watched this movie for the first time, and it was so good I figured I would buy the book and read it. Not only was it enjoyable, it was awesome. The movie was really good, but the book was even better. Even though I knew what *should* happen next, and the twists, and the ending, I still found my heart pounding and rushing through some pages just so I could find out what happened next. Give it the first 5-6 chapters, it is a great book... but like most books- give it the space and time to set up it's style and the story. I promise it is worth it until you start to get invested on your own. Great summer read, and quite intelligently written.
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Really enjoyed reading this book.
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!!! This book is incredible! I truly enjoyed the read. It was well written and story line is is diabolical!
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Diabolical An amazing premise for a convoluted story line. Enjoy the read.
Date published: 2017-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Twisty A terrific thriller with two interesting but unreliable narrators. Lots of action - way better than the movie!
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from YOU HAVE TO READ THIS Let me just start by saying YOU HAVE TO READ THIS. Every single plot-twist thriller that comes out on the bestsellers list is basically compared to and inspired by Gone Girl. Gone Girl is the mother of female-lead, thriller, suspense, mystery, and sex all wrapped up in one package. It's not enough to have seen the movie or even enjoyed the movie, the way in which it is written is amazing. The author is such an intelligent writer, especially writing from the point of view of both Amy and Nick. She is convincing for both parts and gives you hints along the way without really giving anything away because the plot twists are so out of this world!!!
Date published: 2017-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO good The first few chapters are a little slow (but still good) but it really picks up. Twisty, unexpected, and so good. Couldn't put it down! It was impossible to put down.
Date published: 2017-05-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Twisty Goodness A very twisted read. The beginning was a bit slow and hard to get into, but once it picked up, it was impossible to put down.
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from First Half Slow, Part 2... Wow. The first half of the book was a bit slow. It dragged on longer than it needed to. By Part 2, I couldn’t put the book down. Really good storyline. I found myself really mad a lot of the time though haha. The writer shows the dynamics of relationships very well, especially the “cool girl” concept… I really liked that. It wasn’t the best book I’ve read in the genre but it is definitely one of a kind, that’s for sure! The ending SUCKS though. It wasn't a fluffy ending by any means, and it didn't turn out the way one would expect which is nice to see.
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun and suspenseful read It was a fun book to read. Kind of messed up, but very entertaining. Not very re-readable or thought-provoking, though.
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing A real page turner. Full of suspense with a twisted ending! Loved it.
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Great writing, great story, very suspensful
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Surprising Ending I think in a way, loads of people would find the ending strange, but I found it quite fitting when you consider how both Nick and Amy are as people. It's definitely twisted, but I think that's the whole appeal of the story.
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really good one of the best page-turners I've ever read. From the first page to the last you won't want to put this down. The movie definitely does the book justice, both are amazing.
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dark read This was the first Gillian Flynn book I read and it was really good. I really like how the narrative was framed, but it was hard for me to get into the story in the beginning. I would say the first 3rd of the book was slow. The characters and the story are really messed up, but that's exactly what made this book so good.
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Was enjoyable Went in with really high expectations. Enjoyed it nonetheless
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not my Type of Book but it was Good I have to say that it wasn't bad but I really couldn't get into it. I would definitely recommend the book though because the concept was interesting but I just wasn't sold.
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVEEEE! I took a break from reading for a bit because I could'nt find anything that really drew me in. Watched the movie Gone Girl before reading the book but still really wanted to read it even though I knew how it would end. I still became so intrigued while reading the book and it kept me guessing regardless of already knowing the plot.
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from too much hype 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: 2017-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good It was a thrilling book making me go back and forth as to what happened. Definitely a cluster cuss.
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Action-packed! Read the book before watching the movie - totally had me wondering what was happening page after page!
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A MUST This novel is so satisfyingly dark and twisted you'll be wishing you read it sooner. Can't wait to read more from Gillian Flynn.
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't put the book down! #plumreview This book is sooo good!! I couldn't put it down. So well written and had me on the edge of my seat! The ending is such a twist!! Read the book before watching the movie. It is so much better!!!
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic ! Amazing novel! Definitely kept me on the edge of my seat and did not want to put the book down. I would recommend reading the book before seeing the movie !
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You Will Not Be Able To Put This Down!! I literally could not stop reading. Having the different perspectives of the major players in this book provides you with perspectives unlike any other. With a sadistic, calculating wife and a cheating husband trying to plan her next move - the ending will leave you with an uneasy chill.
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent read! A well paced page turner that will keep you engrossed till the end.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Who done it? Keeps you flip flopping between believing if the husband murdered his wife or the wife frammed the husband! Very entertaining
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Could not put it down! Gone girl is probably one of my favourite books - it's written extremely well, and it really makes you invested in the whole mystery of the book. I could not put it down, every single page just made me want to read the next. Definitely a thriller done right.
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great book it was hard to put down. however the ending was not very good at all... seems like the author did not know what to do with the characters...
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not worth the hype I was somewhat drawn to this book, but more so the hype I think. This book was a tad predictable. But it was interesting to see how perceptions can be made so easily, and how it vastly strays from the truth. I felt bad for the husband, who was so hopelessly manipulated by his wife.
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ups and downs Great story. Amazing read. Weird ending...
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from YES!!! Gillian Flynn is a genius.
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thrilling! Great read! Don't waste your time with the movie though...
Date published: 2017-03-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good after it got started. This book started out really slow and seemed to drag on a lot for the first half or so which made me lose interest but once I reached the 200s, secrets started coming out and events started to pick up pace. When Nick's infidelity was revealed and Amy's plan had been revealed shortly after, I had to laugh because I just couldn't believe how screwed over Nick was getting and how he had no idea who he was dealing with. But hell, even I hadn't completely understood who he was dealing with. Amy is severely manipulative and enjoys screwing with people's minds (evidently Nick for the most part). When Amy returned, I didn't know what to expect for the ending of this book. And at this point I'm just thinking, "Wow, she is a seriously disturbed psycho killer." Overall, this book really surprised me. And I'm somewhat speechless over this ending. Whoa.
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Was okay Great overall idea, but was a slow read. took a few months to get through this book. Would recommend the movie.
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow, just wow! This book was incredible. It kept me guessing from beginning to end, and I honestly didn't see the plot twist coming. If you haven't seen the movie, read the book first!!! It's incredible.
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read! I loved this book. I was enveloped in it from the beginning to the end. It constantly kept me reading and guessing what would happen. I would definitely recommend the book to anyone looking for a little suspense.
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kept me Guessing until the very end Normally I can figure out plot lines of movies and books, it drives my husband insane. This was one of the few reads where I could not see what was coming next after the first plot twist. While the narrator can be annoying and self absorbed at times, this book is so well written you cannot put it down. It is a great thriller, I would recommend it as a vacation read.
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE I LOVE this book!! Very well written - could not put it down. It's one of the books that I go back to read over and over again!
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love this book Such a great book with a crazy plot. Definitely keeps your interest.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Twisted novel! This book was amazing i could not put it down!
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hard to put down. Great book, but oh the ending!!!!!!
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! The book is way better than the movie.
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book! This book had me at the edge of my seat the whole time. I loved the way it was made (aka with letters and flashbacks). I definitely recommend reading the book before seeing the movie!
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Read! Such a great read. I read it before the movie and it just made knowing what was going to happen in the movie way more exciting! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Better than the movie Read before you watch if you can. The book is much stronger and does a better job of showing how truly crazy the story is
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not the best read The book was not an easy read for me. Overall, just not a fan.
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Unrealistic, Slow, Uncomfortable This book annoyed me and I don't know why. I do know was that it wasn't well written. It was the most anti-climactic beginning and middle, and especially the worst that could have been conceived for this story. The book is slow from the beginning to the last quarter of the book with a lot of backstory. I couldn't love/appreciate/care about any of the characters. They were spoiled and were ignorant of owning up to and fixing their individual problems even though they acknowledged their problems internally and to each other. Just wasn't realistic. Won't be watching the movie.
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Great novel, although there are plot holes/implausable elements. Like any other work of fiction, brush those off
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wow Absolutely loved this book! She is so twisted and her storylines always keep you on edge!
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great read I don't normally read suspense/ mystery novels but i really enjoyed reading this book. I loved the character development and the plot twist.
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read before the movie Great character development, far better than the movie. This book kept me on edge and I could hardly put it down.
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my fav. books I read this prior to watching the movie (enjoyed the movie as well) and I'm so glad I did! The main characters are so disturbed and you get to see their different perspectives.
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite book of all time The twists and character development in this book had me hooked- I could not put it down. A big fan of thrillers and mind games so this book is absolutely one of my favourites. It had me questioning every relationship I had for weeks afterwards.
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Horrible and unrealistic The process of the treasure hunt in this book is so far fetched and ridiculous, it just loses my interest. I did make it to the end but overall I had no care for any of the characters and the ending is just ludicrous.
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing I heard great things about this book so I looked forward to reading it. What a let down. I did not enjoy the writing, the story or the characters.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Try putting it down This book is fricken amazing. You never could predict what was going to happen. I find it to be nothing like the move. I would highly recommend it to anyone.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Gone Girl What a load of junk. This is probably the worst book I have read in the last 10 years. The character's are gross, self-involved people without a single redeeming feature.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Good ** spoiler alert ** I shouldn't have spoiled it before reading I think the twist would have been more enjoyable but still an amazing read. I had no sympathy for Nick and definitely felt for Amy and admired her dedication to destroying him. I would have missed something or gotten bored.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from OK I had a hard time getting into the novel.I had a hard time finishing it. There was so much hype around it, that i had to force myself to finish it. I read the girl on the train prior to this one, and was told if i liked the girl on the train i would like this one too. I can understand the similarities they draw from both of those books, but I didn't enjoy Gone Girl as much as The Girl on The Train. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from it's a good book. I had a hard time getting into the novel. the characters are definitely some seriously disturbed ones. the story was interesting, but i can't say i really enjoyed it. I read the girl on the train prior to this one, and was told if i liked the girl on the train i would like this one too. I can understand the similarities they draw from both of those books, but I didn't enjoy Gone Girl as much as The Girl on The Train. But it remains a good book. I've seen the movie for Dark Places from the same writer, and I liked the movies.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! This book was amazing! I went back and forth between feeling sorry for and hating the missing woman. Also a shout out to the directors of this movie for actually doing a great portrayal of the book!
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Intricate Novel I loved this book. Unlike the movie, it is not easy to choose who's side you're on. And I thought that we learned a lot about Nick through his thoughts which was very subtle. I enjoyed that a lot.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Riveting I was on the edge of my seat and didn't see the shocking ending coming.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well Written I made the mistake of seeing the movie first, but I still thoroughly enjoyed reading the book afterwards. Flynn has written a fantastic book.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Read This book keeps you on your toes! Brilliantly written.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Awesome book with great twists! Kept me on my toes the whole way through! The story is consuming and the characters are exceptionally flawed, making for an interesting read. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Read I watched the movie first, loved it. I read the books a few days later and was astounded by how well the movie adaptation was done. One of the best reads I've experienced in a while. Gillian Flynn does have a very unique writing style that may be difficult for some readers to get into.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing thriller! This book will keep you on your toes the whole way until the last page. Amazing read.
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing This book definitely kept me on my toes throughout. Would definitely recommend this book to a friend.
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Could not put this book down. I read it and did a report for an English class and even convinced many others to read it. Just keeps you guessing and wondering who the victim really is. Would recommend to anyone!
Date published: 2016-12-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thought Provoking I actually finished this book many months ago. When I first finished it, I was quite upset - because of the ending. I actually turned to my husband and said, "Don't read this book! It's awful!". But after much thought and discussing the book with a few friends, I found it is not that I didn't like the book, but more that the book elicited such angry and frustrated emotions. I haven't felt so emotional over a book in a long time so I forgot what it felt like. So after having time to think about it, the book is quite good. You get your mind all wrapped up in it and the author is able to pull at so many different feelings...exactly what a good author should do! Kudos Gillian Flynn.
Date published: 2016-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interesting Although the main character's missing wife is a maniac, that is what I loved about the book. Some call it disturbing but I call it creative. Her mysterious and thoughtful acts made it hard to put the book down
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! Such a thought provoking book, loved the challenge.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book Loved this book and it was far better than the movie. I did enjoy the story and how it was told in sections by the two main characters. I would recommend this book. Great psychological thriller with a great plot twist.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! So full of surprises! Could not put it down!
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing! Flynn did a great job at keeping me on my toes! Never wanted to put it down. Was constantly switching who I wanted to root for, the plot was different and inventive. Would like to read dark places #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this book Not sure how some people say they hate this novel. This book has many plot twists and keeps readers guessing until the end.
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mind eff-er This book kept me on my toes. It had me switch sides between Amy and Nick. It was crazy and took me on so many twists and turns. Loved it and recommended it to my husband who usually doesn't like reading. SO GOOD!
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Compelling Gone Girl is very compelling. There were some dry parts but if you have not seen the movie it is very surprising. The novel is better then the film and it is an incredible read.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from loved this book I read the book after I watched the movie (which I loved). The book was so much better with better character development.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not my style I couldn't relate to any one of the characters, nor did I like how the book ended. I would recommend this book to any fan of Stephen King's horror novels...
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from one word: INCREDIBLE! anyone who has not read this yet needs to stop what they're doing andBEGIN TO READ THIS NOW! Gillian Flynn is truly talented and has got me hooked. Her following two novels are just as amazing as this one!
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Makes you want to keep turning the pages
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great twist Really keeps you on your toes!
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it So good lots of suspense and unexpected twists!
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't understand the hype I just could not get into this book. Struggled so hard to finish it. Pacing was too slow.
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it one of the best books ive read, much better than the movie, Gillian Flynn is an amazing writer
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Good I don't like the movie tie-in but I can see why it got so popular.
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Book I love the style this book was written in, hearing the story from 2 character's perspective. I could not put this book down and it was unexpected to the end.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from twisted What a twist! I didn't expect that coming. The book kept me on edge the whole time, even though the twist was revealed halfway through the book! Definitely a must read.
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So GOOOOD!! I really loved this one. I enjoyed the psychological thriller aspect, suspense and mystery. Very entertaining. It was a page turner, and I couldn't put the book down. I gave me chill and the ending was just so creepy. I was very shocked by the twist- never could've guessed it.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My review Wow... its all i have to say. It left me speechless.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! To date one of my favourite books.. read it in about 3 days and couldn't put it down. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eery and Suspenseful This book will keep you on your toes, make your heart race, and always keep you guessing what will happen next. It's a very eery book and it's hard to tell which characters are lying and which are telling the truth, which I loved. By the end of the book I was left shocked.
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome!! So intriguing and suspenseful!! Absolutely crazy.
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All I have to say is holy crap!! This novel had me on the edge of my seat and hungry for more! The suspense was killing me throughout the entirety, so I could NOT put it down. Amazing.
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from So many plot twists! This book had so many unexpected twists!
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Could NOT Put This Down! If you haven't already read this book or seen the movie, stop what you're doing and get your hands on a copy. It is an intense, mind-f**k of a book that leaves you on the edge of your seat unable to put it down. Such an incredible and twisting story. I loved the book; the movie was okay. Do yourself a favour and read this!!! #plumrewards
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Intense The entire book was a wild ride from start to finish. It was a very engaging read and I was always questioning what was going to happen next.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Craziest book I have ever read! I have read this book twice and I am still amazed by it. The storyline is very intriguing and it just blows your mind! Flynn provides the right amount of details to explain the craziness of the characters.
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I liked the movie better it was ok.. kind of boring at times
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book was intense! Loved the read. I couldn't put this book down and I never knew how it was going to turn out on the next page. This book was Amazing
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crazy! I loved the fact that I would never have guessed how this story was going to turn out! This book is a page turner. Very well written and great character development. Ending was sick :)
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Creepy This book will give you the creeps and realize how horrible people can actually be to each other.
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from TWISTED delightfully twisted. you find yourself saying "what just happened" so many times! I loved it!
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Master of Manipulation I'll admit that when I first cracked open the book, I wasn't impressed. Maybe it was the writing; it seemed to be trying too hard (and maybe that was the point). I was even multi-tasking while reading - that's how 'into it' I was. And then maybe four chapters in, it started for me - the real story. I went from casually scanning the diary entries to engrossing myself in them. I was being manipulated, right from the start, and I loved it. While it's not the type of novel to be dissected for its writing and its themes, it was definitely an enjoyable read.
Date published: 2016-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyed this book I enjoyed this book in general. I found it a little boring at first but as the twists and turns evolved I kept reading in anticipation for how it would all end.
Date published: 2016-09-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Expected More Found this book had its ups and downs all through the storyline i wasn't too impressed with it. The entire focus i found was on Nick and how bored he was of his life with Amy. Purchased this book because of all the hype from the up coming movie released today. Over all it was an ok storyline but there was so many ways the plot could have gone.
Date published: 2014-10-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Clever I did enjoy Gone Girl, it kept my interest throughout and was fast paced. I have read reviews where people have been dissatisfied with the ending. I found the ending quite appropriate, however. I do not want to give anything away and trust me you do not want to know anything ahead of time that is certain. Don't even flip ahead to the subsequent chapters TRUST ME. I wouldn't say there were twists and turns throughout but there is one big one and it does keep you on your toes. Many people also disliked the characters, Amy and Nick. I found one of them rather endearing and the other mildy impressive. Once you've finished the book you'll realize that the ending makes sense and there is no real other way.
Date published: 2014-09-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Clever I did enjoy Gone Girl, it kept my interest throughout and was fast paced. I have read reviews where people have been dissatisfied with the ending. I found the ending quite appropriate, however. I do not want to give anything away and trust me you do not want to know anything ahead of time that is certain. Don't even flip ahead to the subsequent chapters TRUST ME. I wouldn't say there were twists and turns throughout but there is one big one and it does keep you on your toes. Many people also disliked the characters, Amy and Nick. I found one of them rather endearing and the other mildy impressive. Once you've finished the book you'll realize that the ending makes sense and there is no real other way.
Date published: 2014-09-24

Editorial Reviews

A People Magazine Best Book of the YearNew York Times Janet Maslin's 10 Favorite Books of 2012Edgar Award Nominee for Best NovelAnthony Award Nominee for Best Novel“Ice-pick-sharp… Spectacularly sneaky… Impressively cagey… Gone Girl is Ms. Flynn’s dazzling breakthrough. It is wily, mercurial, subtly layered and populated by characters so well imagined that they’re hard to part with — even if, as in Amy’s case, they are already departed. And if you have any doubts about whether Ms. Flynn measures up to Patricia Highsmith’s level of discreet malice, go back and look at the small details. Whatever you raced past on a first reading will look completely different the second time around.”  —Janet Maslin, New York Times“An ingenious and viperish thriller… It’s going to make Gillian Flynn a star… A great, breathless read...Flynn has created a genuinely creepy villain you don't see coming. People love to talk about the banality of evil. You’re about to meet a maniac you could fall in love with.”  —Jeff Giles, Entertainment Weekly“An irresistible summer thriller with a twisting plot worthy of Alfred Hitchcock. Burrowing deep into the murkiest corners of the human psyche, this delectable summer read will give you the creeps and keep you on edge until the last page.”  —People (four stars)“[A] thoroughbred thriller about the nature of identity and the terrible secrets that can survive and thrive in even the most intimate relationships. Gone Girl begins as a whodunit, but by the end it will have you wondering whether there’s any such thing as a who at all.”  —Lev Grossman, Time “How did things get so bad? That’s the reason to read this book. Gillian Flynn — whose award-winning Dark Places and Sharp Objects also shone a dark light on weird and creepy, not to mention uber dysfunctional characters — delves this time into what happens when two people marry and one spouse has no idea who their beloved really is.” —USA Today, Carol Memmott“It’s simply fantastic: terrifying, darkly funny and at times moving. The minute I finished it I wanted to start it all over again. Admirers of Gillian Flynn’s previous books, Sharp Objects and Dark Places, will be ecstatic over Gone Girl, her most intricately twisted and deliciously sinister story, dangerous for any reader who prefers to savor a novel as opposed to consuming it whole in one sitting….” —Associated Press, Michelle Weiner“Gillian Flynn’s third novel is both breakneck-paced thriller and masterful dissection of marital breakdown… Wickedly plotted and surprisingly thoughtful, this is a terrifically good read.” —Boston Globe“That adage of no one knows what goes on behind closed doors moves the plot of Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn's suspenseful psychological thriller… Flynn's unpredictable plot of Gone Girl careens down an emotional highway where this couple dissects their marriage with sharp acumen… Flynn has shown her skills at gripping tales and enhanced character studies since her debut Sharp Objects, which garnered an Edgar nod, among other nominations. Her second novel Dark Places made numerous best of lists. Gone Girl reaffirms her talent.”  —South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Oline Cogdill“A great crime novel, however, is an unstable thing, entertainment and literature suspended in some undetermined solution. Take Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, the third novel by one of a trio of contemporary women writers (the others are Kate Atkinson and Tana French) who are kicking the genre into a higher gear… You couldn’t say that this is a crime novel that’s ultimately about a marriage, which would make it a literary novel in disguise. The crime and the marriage are inseparable. As Gone Girl works itself up into an aria of ingenious, pitch-black comedy (or comedic horror — it’s a bit of both), its very outlandishness teases out a truth about all magnificent partnerships: Sometimes it’s your enemy who brings out the best in you, and in such cases, you want to keep him close.” —Salon “Ms. Flynn writes dark suspense novels that anatomize violence without splashing barrels of blood around the pages… But as in her other books, Ms. Flynn has much more up her sleeve than a simple missing-person case. As Nick and Amy's alternately tell their stories, marriage has never looked so menacing, narrators so unreliable.”  —Wall Street Journal“A portrait of a marriage so hilariously terrifying, it will make you have a good hard think about who the person on the other side of the bed really is. This novel is so bogglingly twisty, we can only give you the initial premise: on their fifth anniversary, Nick Dunne’s beloved wife Amy disappears, and all signs point to very foul play indeed. Nick has to clear his name before the police finger him for Amy’s murder.” —Time“Readers who prefer more virulent strains of unreality will appreciate the sneaky mind games of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, a thriller rooted in the portrait of a tricky and troubled marriage.” —New York Times“[Flynn has] quite outdone herself with a tale of marital strife so deliciously devious that it moves the finish line on The War of the Roses… A novel studded with disclosures and guided by purposeful misdirection… Flynn delivers a wickedly clever cultural commentary as well as a complex and driven mystery… What fun this novel is.” —New York Daily News  “Flynn’s brilliantly constructed and consistently absorbing third novel begins on the Dunnes’ fifth wedding anniversary… The novel, which twists itself into new shapes, works as a page-turning thriller, but it’s also a study of marriage at its most destructive.” —Columbus Dispatch “Gillian Flynn's barbed and brilliant Gone Girl has two deceitful, disturbing, irresistible narrators and a plot that twists so many times you'll be dizzy. This "catastrophically romantic" story about Nick and Amy is a "fairy tale reverse transformation" that reminded me of Patricia Highsmith in its psychological suspense and Kate Atkinson in its insanely clever plotting.” —Minneapolis Star-Tribune “For a creepy, suspenseful mystery, Ms. Pearl suggested Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, a novel due out this week. "You will not be able to figure out the end at all. I could not sleep the night after I read it. It's really good," Ms. [Nancy] Pearl said. "It's about the way we deceive ourselves and deceive others."” —Pittsburgh Post-Gazette“Gillian Flynn's new novel, Gone Girl, is that rare thing: a book that thrills and delights while holding up a mirror to how we live… Through her two ultimately unreliable narrators, Flynn masterfully weaves the slow trickle of critical details with 90-degree plot turns… Timely, poignant and emotionally rich, Gone Girl will peel away your comfort levels even as you root for its protagonists—despite your best intuition.” —San Francisco Chronicle “Flynn’s third noir thriller recently launched to even more acclaim than the first two novels, polishing her reputation for pushing crime fiction to a new literary level and as a craftsman of deliciously twisting and twisted plots.” —Kansas City Star “I picked up Gone Girl because the novel is set along the Mississippi River in Missouri and the plot sounded intriguing. I put it down two days later, bleary-eyed and oh-so-satisfied after reading a story that left me surprised, disgusted, and riveted by its twists and turns… A good story presents a reader with a problem that has to be resolved and a few surprises along the way. A great story gives a reader a problem and leads you along a path, then dumps you off a cliff and into a jungle of plot twists, character revelations and back stories that you could not have imagined. Gone Girl does just that.” —St. Louis Post-Dispatch“To call Gillian Flynn's new novel almost review-proof isn't a put-down, it's a fact. That's because to give away the turn-of-the-screw in this chilling portrait of a marriage gone wrong would be a crime. I can say that Gone Girl is an ingenious whodunit for both the Facebook generation and old-school mystery buffs. Whoever you are, it will linger, like fingerprints on a gun… Flynn's characters bloom and grow, like beautiful, poisonous plants. She is a Gothic storyteller for the Internet age.” —Cleveland Plain Dealer“The setup of Gone Girl lulls readers with what appears to be a done-too-often plot, but, oh, how misleading that is. This thriller is told in alternating voices, a risky form of narrative that works masterfully here because the characters are so distinct and convincing…. The first half of the story leads readers on a merry chase and gives the term "red herring" new meaning. The second half takes readers on a calculated descent into madness. The ending…is one of the most chilling we've seen in recent years.” —The Sacramento Bee, Allen Pierleoni“If you do have room in your summer reading for new mysteries, pack Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl. It's my pick for one of the summer's best.” —Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel“In this fast-paced thriller, Flynn tracks the disintegration of a marriage and asks: How does a couple go from uttering passionate vows to living separate lives?” —All You“Gillian Flynn’s terrific psychological thriller, Gone Girl, wanders into an alternate criminality, to the darkest corners of mind and matrimony, using Occam’s razor to slit its own throat… Aside from the plot’s high entertainment value, Flynn has buttressed her book with humor and great writing.” —The Daily Beast“Gone Girl is a dark, satisfying, psychological thriller… Gone Girl is at times brilliant, compelling, surprising, diabolical, and it’s definitely dark and twisted… It ranks as one of the best books I’ve read in the past year…I’d highly recommend it if you’re a fan of psychological thrillers or just plain great fiction.” —Examiner.com“Pick up the sharp, mercilessly entertaining psychological thriller Gone Girl, written by Gillian Flynn as though with a razor, giggling all the while.” —Vanity Fair“Gone Girl [is] a thriller with an insane twist and an insidiously realistic take on marriage.” —New York magazine “A twisting, turning, zooming-up-the-charts thriller.” —Real Simple, announcing their book club pick “An unnerving, gorgeously written marital thriller that features one of the most compelling narrators in recent memory… Anyway, go read Gone Girl. It's quite good.” —The Atlantic Wire “Buy Gone Girl and don't settle down for a long winter's nap or any kind of nap. I read it in two days, nonstop, useless for anything but my own incredible pleasure.” —Liz Smith, New York Social Diary “Gillian Flynn’s killer thriller is unputdownable, and just when you think you know where she’s going, she’s gone.” —DailyCandy.com “A satisfyingly scathing take on a marriage so broken even the truth is built on lies.” —Family Circle “If, instead, you're a fan of gripping, well-crafted tales about complex relationships, try Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.” —AARP.org “After a chilling, bombshell twist, you won’t know which clues to trust nor whom to believe.” —Woman’s Day Flynn’s ability to reach further and further into the deep, dark recesses of the human psyche brings a much greater edge and feeling of suspense to this novel. Gone Girl is a fast-paced, always surprising page-turner of a book…Gone Girl is a superbly crafted novel by a talented and daring young writer and it will keep you guessing until the very last sentence.” —Cincinnati City Beat, John Kelly “A highly original thriller that’s also a razor-sharp depiction of a relationship gone off the rails.” —Parade  “Masterfully plotted.” —Vogue.com “Dark yet funny with a devious twist, this is everything that made Flynn’s Sharp Objects a bestseller—but better.” —Redbook  “The story unfolds in precise and riveting prose…even while you know you're being manipulated, searching for the missing pieces is half the thrill of this wickedly absorbing tale.” —Oprah.com“Full of midnight-black wit and gorgeous writing…About halfway through the book, something happens…That’s the moment you should check the clock and firmly put the book down if you have to rise early the next day. Because trust me, if you keep reading, you won’t stop till you finish it.” —Dallas Morning News, Joy Tipping“Gillian Flynn's third mystery is burned-coffee black and flavored with cyanide. (As far as I'm concerned, those are compliments of the highest order.)…Flynn is a master manipulator, deftly fielding multiple unreliable narrators, sardonic humor, and social satire in a story of a marriage gone wrong that makes black comedies like “The War of the Roses” and “Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf” look like scenes from a honeymoon. Veteran mystery readers may see as far as the opening of the second act, but Flynn has more surprises in store on her way to the sucker-punch of an ending. It is, in a word, amazing.” —Christian Science Monitor, Yvonne Zipp“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." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)“Gone Girl is one of the best ­and most frightening ­portraits of psychopathy I've ever read. Nick and Amy manipulate each other ­with savage, merciless and often darkly witty dexterity. This is a wonderful and terrifying book about how the happy surface normality and the underlying darkness can become too closely interwoven to separate.” —Tana French, New York Times bestselling author of Faithful Place and Into the Woods “The plot has it all. I have no doubt that in a year’s time I’m going to be saying that this is my favorite novel of 2012. Brilliant.” —Kate Atkinson, New York Times bestselling author of Started Early, Took My Dog and Case Histories “Gone Girl builds on the extraordinary achievements of Gillian Flynn's first two books and delivers the reader into the claustrophobic world of a failing marriage. We all know the story, right? Beautiful wife disappears; husband doesn't seem as distraught as he should be under the circumstances. But Flynn takes this sturdy trope of the 24-hour news cycle and turns it inside out, providing a devastating portrait of a marriage and a timely, cautionary tale about an age in which everyone's dreams seem to be imploding.” —Laura Lippman, New York Times bestselling author of The Most Dangerous Thing and I’d Know You Anywhere “Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl is like Scenes from a Marriage remade by Alfred Hitchcock, an elaborate trap that’s always surprising and full of characters who are entirely recognizable. It’s a love story wrapped in a mystery that asks the eternal question of all good relationships gone bad: How did we get from there to here?” —Adam Ross, New York Times bestselling author of Mr. Peanut “Just this minute I finished a week of feeling betrayed, misled, manipulated, provoked, and misjudged, not to mention having all my expectations confounded.  Considering how compulsively I kept coming back for more, I am seriously thinking of going back to page one and doing it all again.” —Arthur Phillips, author of The Tragedy of Arthur “I cannot say this urgently enough: you have to read Gone Girl. It’s as if Gillian Flynn has mixed us a martini using battery acid instead of vermouth and somehow managed to make it taste really, really good. Gone Girl is delicious and intoxicating and delightfully poisonous. It’s smart (brilliant, actually). It’s funny (in the darkest possible way). The writing is jarringly good, and the story is, well...amazing.  Read the book and you'll discover—among many other treasures—just how much freight (and fright) that last adjective can bear.” —Scott Smith, New York Times bestselling author of The Ruins and A Simple Plan “Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl reminds me of Patricia Highsmith at the top of her game. With Gone Girl, she’s placed herself at the top of the short list of authors who have mastered the art of crafting a tense story with terrifyingly believable characters.” —Karin Slaughter, New York Times bestselling author of Fallen"Gone Girl manages to be so many stellar things all at once—suspenseful, inventive, chilling, funny, unsettling—as well as beautifully plotted and fiercely well-written. Gillian Flynn is a thrilling writer.” —Kate Christensen, author of The Great Man  “Reminds suspense readers of the old Alfred Hitchcock stories...This is one puzzle you do not want to miss.” —Amy Lignor, Suspense Magazine“Absorbing thriller…In masterly fashion, Flynn depicts the unraveling of a marriage – and of a recession-hit Midwest – by interweaving the wife’s diary entries with the husband’s first person account.” —New Yorker “A psychological thriller reminiscent of Hitchcock.” —Aspen Daily News “Devilishly clever he said/she said thriller.” —AJC.com, Atlanta Journal Constitution “Flynn’s sly and rippingly suspenseful novel, Gone Girl, is one of those novels it’s hard not to try and shanghai other people into reading, as in immediately. Flynn (Sharp Objects, Dark Places) lays down a vivid and plainspoken narrative that can read like the most jet-fueled of airport thrillers but is still bejeweled with sparkling asides and dead-on commentary. Her writing is, as needed, funny, perceptive, headslappingly honest, or sometimes an amalgam of the three. That this all happens in a book whose plot seems at first ripped from a Dateline NBC true crime is all the more impressive.” —PopMatters.com“A riveting novel, a Midwestern noir with completely unreliable narrators.” —Knoxville Metro Plus“Part thriller, part macabre love story…The book is told deliciously…The twists and turns are never obvious.” —New York Post“Dark yet funny with a devious twist, this is everything that made Flynn’s Sharp Objects a bestseller—but better.” —RedbookThe summer thriller is filled with enough suspense and twists to keep any beach reader happy, but it is also a book about writing. The main characters are avid readers, and they write letters, articles, journals, kid’s books and memoirs. The novel references other books, little Easter eggs nestled in the plot.” —MediaBistro“A fiendishly clever tale of a marriage gone toxic, and revenge exacted to a disturbingly lethal degree.” —BookPage“Flynn keeps us guessing with equal parts charm and menace. An addictive read.” —More magazine, Alice LaPlante“After a chilling, bombshell twist, you won’t know which clues to trust nor whom to believe. Told from two perspectives, Gone Girl forces you to ask yourself, what would you do and who dunnit?” —Woman’s DayFlynn’s ability to reach further and further into the deep, dark recesses of the human psyche brings a much greater edge and feeling of suspense to this novel. Gone Girl is a fast-paced, always surprising page-turner of a book. It’s not only a murder mystery, but a commentary on the disappearance in the last decade of nearly everything we hold near and dear, from jobs to our parents’ health and welfare to the landscape of our cities and towns…Beginning with Amy’s sudden disappearance, to the local police department’s slipshod investigation and the media’s obsessive coverage, Gone Girl is a thrilling roller coaster of a ride with enough twists and turns to give the reader whiplash…Flynn deserves credit for creating not just an exciting murder mystery, but also forcing us to look at the lies we tell ourselves.  Gone Girl is a superbly crafted novel by a talented and daring young writer and it will keep you guessing until the very last sentence.” —Cincinnati City Beat“Gone Girl is a superbly constructed, ingeniously paced and absolutely terrifying.  You begin by thinking that all marriages are a bit like this: they start with high hopes and get bogged down in nagging and money worries.  But then the psycho-drama creeps up on you with chilling power.  A five-star suspense mystery.” —A.N. Wilson, Reader’s Digest (UK)“Gone Girl is as skillfully creepy as her previous work… A chilling, stylish read about another unknowable woman.” —Elle (UK)“The married duo in Gillian Flynn’s superb third novel takes the idea of unreliable narrators to a whole new level. When Nick Dunne’s lovely wife Amy is violently abducted on their fifth wedding anniversary, the police and the press immediately put Nick in the frame for her murder.  Amy’s friends testify that she was afraid of her husband, and the missing woman’s diary backs up their impressions.  Nick’s computer is full of inexplicable searches, his mobile phone is plagued by mysterious calls and his own inner monologue offers a darker perspective on amazing Amy and the state of their turbulent marriage.  Flynn keeps the accelerator firmly to the floor, ratcheting up the tension with wildly unexpected plot twists, contradictory stories and the tantalizing feeling that nothing is as it seems.  Deviously good.” —Marie Claire (UK)