March Book Club - Gone Girl

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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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.

Gone Girl

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  • Cara

    Gillian Flynn is doing a live chat on Goodreads on April 10th at 2pm EST:
    From Goodreads:
    Join us on Wednesday, April 10 at 2pm ET/11am PT for a live video chat with #1 New York Times bestselling author Gillian Flynn. We'll be discussing her Goodreads Choice Award-winning novel Gone Girl, one of the biggest bestsellers of the last decade. We'll also find out what fires that dark imagination of hers and how she crafts such memorable characters.

    April 8, 2013

  • Jen

    Swamped with work. I'm hoping to make it to April's book group!

    March 27, 2013

  • Jackie

    i'm only on chapter 3

    March 26, 2013

  • Kate

    I really wanted to come and discuss this book with you all, but now I have a dinner meeting at work that I have to attend :(

    March 26, 2013

  • Amber W.

    Let me know what the next book is, I just learned about this group but didn't have time to read it in just a few days. I'm in on the next one.

    March 26, 2013

  • Becca

    Read the whole book and had feelings but I unexpectedly need to be out of town Wed-Thurs. Enjoy!

    March 24, 2013

  • Ann B

    All library copies of the book were out or already reserved.

    March 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to miss this one.It's a great story.Enjoy!

    March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    scheduling conflict

    March 16, 2013

  • Rebecca

    The polls to help us pick the next few months of books have been posted. Please take a moment and vote. We'll review the results, discuss, and make our final decisions at book club. http://www.meetup.com/Portland-...­

    March 16, 2013

  • Laura

    Hello fellow literary lovers! Just FYI - there are many, *many* holds at PPL so try MaineCat or ILL (Interlibrary Loan) too - good luck and happy reading :)

    December 3, 2012

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