Gone Girl (Hardcover)
|Author: Gillian Flynn|
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|Flynn''s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit with deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds readers at every turn. When his wife disappears on their anniversary, Nick starts having cringe-worthy daydreams and becomes oddly evasive, eschewing his golden boy past.|
From the Publisher:
When a beautiful woman goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary, her diary reveals hidden turmoil in her marriage and a mysterious illness; while her husband, desperate to clear himself of suspicion, realizes that something more disturbing than murder may have occurred. By the best-selling author of Dark Places. 70,000 first printing.
Gillian Flynn is best known for her exceptionally dark psychological thrillers. Her debut novel, SHARP OBJECTS (2006), was the first book ever to win two Crime Writer's Association (CWA) Dagger Awards in a single year. Her second, DARK PLACES (2009), was deemed the best book of the year by the editors of Publishers Weekly. Flynn, who is the daughter of a film professor and a reading instructor, was born in Kansas City, Missouri. An avid fan of true-crime books, she attended the University of Kansas, receiving a journalism degree in 1993. She next worked at a trade magazine aimed at the human-resources industry for two years before moving to Chicago and earning a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. Flynn then took a job as a film reporter and TV critic for Entertainment Weekly, where she remained for a decade. When she wrote her first novel--which features a self-mutilating narrator who must deal with a mentally ill mother and deranged half-sister--Flynn met with immediate acclaim. Her subsequent books contain equally sinister themes and have met with a similarly positive reception. "Libraries are filled with stories on generations of brutal men, trapped in a cycle of aggression," she told one interviewer, after the publication of SHARP OBJECTS. "I wanted to write about the violence of women. So I did. I wrote a dark, dark book."
"Compulsively readable, creepily unforgettable, this is a must read for any fan of bad girls and good writing." (starred review) 03/26/2012 "One of those rare thrillers whose revelations actually intensify its suspense instead of dissipating it. The final pages are chilling." (starred review) 05/01/2012 "[A]n ingenious and viperish thriller . . . no matter how smart you think you are, it's going to bite you." - Jeff Giles 06/01/2012 "[A] dazzling breakthrough. It is wily, mercurial, subtly layered and populated by characters so well imagined that they're hard to part with." - Janet Maslin 05/30/2012 "[Flynn is] kicking the genre into a higher gear." - Laura Miller 06/04/2012 "Flynn tells this dark story by alternating first-person accounts from Amy and Nick. What you'll find within their sides of the story will astound readers who will roll over, look at their mate and wonder 'Who are you, really?'" - Carol Memmott 06/03/2012 "Gillian Flynn's latest novel of psychological suspense will confound anyone trying to keep up with her quicksilver mind and diabolical rules of play." - Marilyn Stasio 06/17/2012