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Marriage can be a real killer. One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that her work “draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.” Gone Girl’s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn. 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 from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. 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? As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet? With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around.
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"The first half of this book was phenomenal, easily 5 stars. I had a very hard time putting it down. Once the first major plot twist hit, it went downhill. Apart from absolutely hating one of the characters, the story was still gripping and I wanted to know how it ended. Unfortunately, I hated the ending and really think it could have been written differently with an equally amazing twist. The mind games played by all, the character I absolutely hated, and the ending brought my 5 star down to 4."
"The plot was good, story was good. BUT, pacing was absolutely awful, this didn’t need to be as long as it was. Made me annoyed by the time I got to the end so it wasn’t as enjoyable as usual. "
"This was a good story. I understand why this book is so popular for psychological thrillers. The characterization was fantastic. The author knew exactly how to give you a glimpse into their messed up minds and leave you questioning who to root for. I brought my review down to four stars because of the very slow beginning and the abrupt ending that was a bit disappointing. Other than that, I was pretty invested for most of the book and I absolutely loved the plot twists."