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Gone Girl

By Gillian Flynn

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There are two sides to every story... The international phenomenon and No.1 bestseller that was made into a major motion picture starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. Includes Reading Group Notes.

THE ADDICTIVE No.1 BESTSELLER AND INTERNATIONAL PHENOMENON
OVER 20 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE
THE BOOK THAT DEFINES PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER

Who are you?
What have we done to each other?

These are the questions Nick Dunne finds himself asking on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they weren't made by him. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife?

'Flynn is a brilliantly accomplished psychological crime writer and this latest book is so dark, so twisted and so utterly compelling that it actually messes with your mind' DAILY MAIL

'A near-masterpiece. Flynn is an extraordinary writer who, with every sentence, makes words do things that other writers merely dream of' SOPHIE HANNAH, Sunday Express

'You think you're reading a good, conventional thriller and then it grows into a fascinating portrait of one averagely mismatched relationship...Nothing's as it seems - Flynn is a fabulous plotter, and a very sharp observer of modern life in the aftermath of the credit crunch' THE TIMES

'One of the most popular thrillers of the year is also one of the smartest... Flynn's book cleverly outpaces its neo-noir trappings and consistently surprises the reader.' FINANCIAL TIMES

Biographical Notes

GILLIAN FLYNN is the author of the #1 SUNDAY TIMES bestseller GONE GIRL, for which she wrote the Golden Globe-nominated screenplay, and the SUNDAY TIMES bestsellers DARK PLACES and SHARP OBJECTS. A former critic for ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, she lives in Chicago with her husband and children.

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  • ISBN: 9780753827666
  • Publication date: 03 Jan 2013
  • Page count: 512
  • Imprint: W&N
Flynn, an extraordinarily good writer, plays her readers with the finesse and delicacy of an expert angler. She wields her unreliable narrators to stunning effect, baffling, disturbing and delighting in turn, practically guaranteeing an immediate reread once her terrifying, wonderful conclusion is reached... an early contender for thriller of the year, and an absolute must-read. — Alison Flood, THE OBSERVER
These voices are wonderfully authentic, to the point where the reader becomes a gawker at the full-spectrum of marital dysfunction. Excellent. — John O'Connor, THE GUARDIAN
Gone Girl is superbly constructed, ingeniously paced and absolutely terrifying... a Five-star suspense mystery. — AN Wilson, READERS' DIGEST
in this riveting noirish thriller and intense dissection of a marriage, nothing is as it seems. — WOMAN AND HOME
Flynn keeps the accelerator firmly to the floor, ratcheting up the tension with wildly unexpected plot twists, contradictory stories and the tantalising feeling that nothing is as it seems. Deviously good. — MARIE CLAIRE
Read it and stay single. — FINANCIAL TIMES
funny, cunning thriller... the tale takes some stomach-churning turns, right to its chilling conclusion — PSYCHOLOGIES
A chilling, stylish read about another unknowable woman — ELLE
Flynn has created a gripping tale and a page-turner. — LITERARY REVIEW
Immensely dark and deeply intelligent, Gone Girl is a book about how well one person can truly know another — METRO
Flynn is a brilliantly accomplished psychological crime writer and this latest book is so dark, so twisted and so utterly compelling that it actually messes with your mind — Carla McKay, DAILY MAIL
You think you're reading a good, conventional thriller and then it grows into a fascinating portrait of one averagely mismatched relationship...Nothing's as it seems - Flynn is a fabulous plotter, and a very sharp observer of modern life in the aftermath of the credit crunch — Kate Saunders, THE TIMES
Flynn's portrait of a woman trying to please an impossible husband is subtly drawn, but there are hints that all is not as it seems. One version of events hides another in a novel that cleverly manipulates the reader — Joan Smith, SUNDAY TIMES
definitely a contender for thriller of the year... Flynn is, without a doubt, at the front of the pack of American thriller writers. — Doug Johnstone, THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
In what is so much more than a straightforward crime novel (with a mid-story twist so shocking you'll drop the book), Flynn unpicks the minutiae of the couple's personalities and relationship — EASY LIVING
A chilling tale of a hip, New York couple's failing marriage: smart, suspenseful and brilliantly written, Gone Girl is a class act — THE INDEPENDENT
a terrifically intelligent thriller with a gasp-inducing twist — GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
she skillfully manages to sustain tension and uncertainty to the end, as well as presenting a beautiful portrait of marriage disintegration — Marcel Berlins, THE TIMES
This is Flynn's third novel and she's more than found her voice, creating taut, thrilling, deeply intense narratives about characters very much on the edge — Henry Sutton, DAILY MIRROR
a near-masterpiece. Flynn is an extraordinary writer who, with every sentence, makes words do things that other writers merely dream of" — Sophie Hannah, SUNDAY EXPRESS
Ms Flynn's latest novel of psychological suspense will confound anyone trying to keep up with her quicksilver mind and diabolical rules of play — INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE
Just about everyone I meet, and everyone on Twitter, is telling me it's brilliant, so I can't wait to see what the fuss is all about. — S.J Watson, SUNDAY EXPRESS
Gripping thriller: Nick's wife, Amy, is missing and he's a suspect. The story is told by Nick, then Amy, but who's telling the truth? — ESSENTIALS
A brilliant switchback ride, you'll beg others to read it so you can discuss it with them — John Williams, IRISH MAIL ON SUNDAY
Gone Girl confirms that Gillian Flynn is the smartest new crime writer for years. — John Williams, MAIL ON SUNDAY
Toxic marriage simmers in this thriller with a gasp-inducing twist. — GRAZIA
The set-up is simple: girl goes missing, husband looks increasingly suspect. But there's much more going on beneath the surface of this fiendishly clever thriller" — VOGUE
Single-handedly defines a genre of Media Gothic — Brooke Magnanti, TATLER
Exhilarating and creepy, it has sent me rushing off to her other novels. — Tracey Thorn, NEW STATESMAN
a brilliant, darkly comic tale — Laura Wilson, THE GUARDIAN
One of the most popular thrillers of the year is also one of the smartest... Flynn's book cleverly outpaces its neo-noir trappings and consistently surprises the reader. — FINANCIAL TIMES
A completely gripping account of a dysfunctional (is there any other sort?) marriage. — Rachel Johnson, METRO
Read Gone Girl: The Thriller of 2012... Flynn relentlessly plays with her reader, dangling hints and hushing up truths through two narrators who become more and more unreliable as the plot unravels. — Jessica Whiteley, STYLIST
A stunning psychological thriller to send a chill through the heart of every married couple... Read it now, it is that good. — Geoffrey Wansell, DAILY MAIL
An utterly gripping thriller — EMERALD STREET
Gone Girl should be the big poolside read this year. Fresh out om paperback, it's a page-turning abduction mystery with an awful lot of twists. — MAIL ON SUNDAY
A tautly written thriller about the unravelling of a marriage that is deservedly topping the bestseller charts. — THE OBSERVER
The story of a husband searching for his vanished wife has everything - psychological acuity, humour, an unflagging pace and more twists than you could hope for in your most serpentine dreams...a sumptuous, satisfying read. — STYLIST
The story-telling is incredibly compelling, with the cunning opening mystery soon turning down unpredictable routes, while the characters are superbly believable. No wonder it's the book that everyone seems to be reading. — Boyd Hilton, HEAT MAGAZINE
If you haven't yet caught up with this word-of-mouth bestseller - about a woman's mysterious disappearance and the secrets she and her husband are keeping - get hold of it soon. It really does live up to the hype. — WOMAN MAGAZINE
I'm currently reading Gone Girl, a brilliant novel about how we never quite know the people we fall in love with. It's one of those novels that you discuss endlessly with your closest friends. — Sharleen Spiteri, lead singer in Texas
This thriller is the must-read of the year. — THE SUN
(GONE GIRL) turned the rules of your average psychological thriller inside-out...it's breathtaking — THE TIMES
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