"Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn social discussion

About the book:
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. As The Washington Post proclaimed, 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 with 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’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick Dunne’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick Dunne isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but hearing from Amy through flashbacks in her diary reveal the perky 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 left in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?

Employing her trademark razor-sharp writing and assured 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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  • Sandra L

    Great group of people, good book and a lively discussion

    January 17, 2013

  • Michelle D.

    Great group! interesting discussions.

    January 16, 2013

  • Sheryl W.

    Member near Lombard & Madison in OakPark needs ride. Anyone?

    January 16, 2013

  • Sheryl W.

    This Wednesday is our "Gone Girl" discussion/social event.
    Don't be a "Gone" girl or guy & be there!

    January 13, 2013

  • Sheryl W.

    Waiting for the e-book, here's my status:
    "You are user 895 out of 1157 on the waiting list."
    Maybe I better buy it. Also on the wait list for the hard copy. Anyone else having difficulty getting the book? Anyone finish the e-book on kindle & able to loan it out?

    December 30, 2012

    • Sheryl W.

      Thanks, Sandra but Jeffrey gave me his copy, so I'm set for this month!

      December 30, 2012

    • Tina T.

      It's really a good book! I'm excited for the discussion!

      December 31, 2012

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