Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

On the morning of their 5th anniversary, Nick’s wife, Amy, disappears into thin air.  Then the story begins; Amy’s story – Nick’s story.  Both are very adept at lying.  The novel has many layers and plot twists and the characters are very well developed.  If you enjoy mystery and intrigue then this novel should not be missed.

The book has had rave reviews:
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)

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 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, PEN/FAULKNER award-winning author of The Great Man

Place your reserve for Gone Girl today.

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