Read Between the Wines: West Side

For March 2013 we will be reading "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn.

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Marriage can be a real killer.

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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  • Kathy M N

    It was a fun time as always!

    March 19, 2013

  • Anne S.

    So sorry! Of course a work issue comes up...

    March 18, 2013

    • Kate P.

      That's okay! Thanks for letting me know!

      March 18, 2013

  • Audrey

    I'm coming but will be a little late! :-)

    March 18, 2013

  • Karen

    Kate - last I checked I was on the waiting list but now I see I am in. I will try and make it but did make other plans. And yes I read it....and hated her liked the book

    March 18, 2013

  • Kate P.

    We're back up to 20! Thanks to those who responded!

    March 18, 2013

  • Kate P.

    If anyone on the wait list has read the book and can make it tonight, please let me know, and I'll move you to attending. I will still cap at 20, but I want to let more people come if they want to!

    However, in the past when I've moved people from wait list to coming the day of, they end up not actually coming because they haven't read the book or have made other plans.

    March 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Can you move me to attending please?

      March 18, 2013

    • Kate P.

      You're added, Hanna!

      March 18, 2013

  • Bill M.

    Hi Kate, I've read the book and I'm on the waiting list....would like to attend.

    March 18, 2013

  • Anne S.

    Hi Kate. I'm also on the waiting list but have already read the book and would like to attend if possible.

    March 18, 2013

  • Karen

    So how do you know if you move from wait list to attending?

    March 18, 2013

    • Kate P.

      It should tell you, but I'm having trouble with the wait list not moving people up like it is supposed to. If you want to attend, please come tonight!

      March 18, 2013

  • Bill O

    Yes I did like the book, but I don't think I'd want to be married to her.

    March 18, 2013

  • Lee Ann D

    Hey what's going on? I RSVPed no Originally because I am in Aruba. See you next month. I am anxious to see how everyone liked Gone Girl though. I wanted to throw it across the room when I read the ending.

    March 18, 2013

    • Kate P.

      Hahha, I loved the ending!!

      March 18, 2013

    • Kathy M N

      Yeah, the ending was nutty!

      March 18, 2013

  • Bill O

    Sick, staying home.

    March 18, 2013

    • Kate P.

      Feel better Bill!

      March 18, 2013

    • Kathy M N

      Hey Bill! Hope you feel better. Did you like the book?

      March 18, 2013

  • Samantha H.

    I'm sorry for the late notice but something just came up. I'll definitely be there next month!

    March 18, 2013

    • Kate P.

      Thanks for letting me know!

      March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    have not had a chance to read the book! (plus, I'll be out of town)

    March 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    There are so many people on the waiting list that I am going to give up my spot. I haven't started the book and I don't want to take the chance that I won't be able to get it finished. I'd feel bad if someone who finished it wasn't able to attend.

    March 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Kate, I am also new to group and Area. Is there anything I new I need to do or when will I know if I'm off waiting list?

    February 11, 2013

    • Kate P.

      It will let you know when you're off the waiting list!

      February 18, 2013

  • Lee Ann D

    I thought I changed my RSVP. I will be out of town. This seems like a lot of work for you.

    January 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Kate- I'm new to the group! I'm first on the wait list; is there anything I need to do or does it automatically update? Thanks!

      January 24, 2013

    • Lee Ann D

      I thought that was the case but I wanted to be sure. TX

      January 24, 2013

  • Pat G

    Kate,
    There seems to be no spaces left- I will drop in and see if everyone shows up on my way home.

    Thanks,
    Pat

    1 · January 21, 2013

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