On the surface, a good-looking successful writer married to the gorgeous woman who understands how to be "one of the boys". However, as the first-person accounts through their private notes reveal in the beginning of the book; the reality of the happily connected couple in the audiobook Gone Girl: A Novel is far from the image they show to the public. This suspense filled narration is a swim in the icy waters of a marriage gone terribly bad. As personalities are revealed, the clues take you on a dark journey to a possible murder.
Nick and Amy Dunne have moved back to his hometown in Missouri. Leaving their New York social and professional lives behind when the economy sours and their jobs along with it; they find themselves ready to celebrate five years of what is perceived as wedded bliss in a Mississippi River rental home. When his beautiful wife disappears, her parents and the police want answers that Nick does not seem willing to provide. His twin sister Margo may believe in his innocence, but the locals begin to wonder how well they really do know their loved ones. With a twisting psychological plot that keeps you in suspense, and the cutting wit that reveals how poisonous a relationship really can be; author Gillian Flynn maintains her status as mystery writer extraordinaire with her third novel.
Flynn's ability to bring her wretched characters to life and walk us through her dark unnerving plots keeps us wanting more. The daughter of two college professors; she was born in Kansas City, Missouri and spent much of her childhood reading and enjoying movies. After a failed attempt at earning a living as a crime reporter after completing her master's in journalism, Flynn headed to New York and was hired as a writer for Entertainment Weekly magazine. Her first book, Sharp Objects, won multiple Dagger Awards and the movie rights were purchased.
One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our
time, New York Times bestselling
author Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this
masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. 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. Download and start listening now!