Read and discuss "Gone Girl"-Gillian Flynn

  • May 7, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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I read this book from cover to cover in 24 hours. I keep running into people who are reading it. Gillian Flynn is an extraordinary reader who will have you surprised at how she twists the story just when you think you know what will happen next. Her writing is addicting.

Review-AMAZON

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?

 

 

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  • Krissy

    We all had our own way we saw the characters which made for good discussion

    May 8, 2013

  • Rob

    Great book choice, quality people, great discussion, hope to see all of you next month

    May 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great group and lively discussion, thank you!

    May 7, 2013

  • Krissy

    Don't forget to bring a book to swap!!!

    May 7, 2013

  • Jdub

    Didn't finish book. Will catch you guys next time.

    May 6, 2013

  • Rob

    (+1 guest)

    May 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am in the middle of this book and I absolutely love it. Where are we meeting?

    April 28, 2013

    • Krissy

      Hi Amanda. We are meeting at Panera-1700 Sherman in Evanston -back room just for the first meeting we have a regular meeting place that we will have.

      April 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey. I didn't finish it :( so I better not go.

      April 30, 2013

  • Heather

    OMG I just finished the book and am literally sitting here with my mouth open and flipping through the acknowledgement pages looking for more . . . it certainly didn't end that way!!!!! Can't wait for the discussion.

    April 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hopefully I can make the next one.

    April 23, 2013

  • Krissy

    For the first meeting,I am making a cutoff at the first 12 people who say they can attend. If someone decides they can't attend the next in line will be given info. Address will be given out when all 12 sign up.Would love to have more but can't fit everyone and it will be a better discussion. This is a very popular book.Can't wait to hear everyone's thoughts!

    April 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward!

    April 21, 2013

  • Krissy

    What will we do at this meeting? Read our fav parts, discuss the ending . I also have some fun discussion questions to pose. Bring a Book for our Book Swap if you can.

    April 17, 2013

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