#14) Gone Girl -- Gillian Flynn

Just so y'all know what's on deck. Here's a summary:

"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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  • erin c.

    Was the next book selection announced?

    2 · June 2, 2013

  • Nadine

    In traffic, trying to get there as fast as I can.

    May 29, 2013

  • Arf

    Running a bit late, but i will be there :-)

    May 29, 2013

  • becca w.

    Will anyone be driving? If so, here is a map of where to park.
    Does anyone have any folding chairs they might be able to bring? I don't have much seating, I think Raymond upped the ante on amount of seating around the house :)

    1 · May 28, 2013

    • Megan G.

      I have a chair I can bring..and a lounge chair too if you want, haha

      May 29, 2013

    • becca w.

      i think raymond's four should be enough...i also have 3 more chairs, and two couches, and my rolly desk chair lol. oh and two bar stools... hopefully there aren't 27 people coming :P

      May 29, 2013

  • erin c.

    I'm really bummed, but I have too many errands to run after work today and there's no way I can make it. I can't wait to hear what you guys thought next time we all meet up, though! It was definitely an interesting read.

    May 29, 2013

  • Troy F.

    Loved the book, Life intrudes

    May 29, 2013

  • becca w.

    You can put the place as 'Becca's place' :)

    March 14, 2013

    • Allison L.

      Hi, looking forward to joining everyone tomorrow but can you clarify the address? Or am I missing something or jumping the gun? Thanks!

      May 28, 2013

    • becca w.

      1960 n Milwaukee, 3f. door buzzer says waterloo/kadzban

      May 28, 2013

  • Sara

    :( I can't make it after all. Hope to meet you all soon.

    May 28, 2013

  • Kelly M.

    Hi guys! Sorry I can't make it this week. I did read the book. So much to talk about!! : ) My parents came to visit for the weekend from out of town and decided to stay all week! (meep!) Spending the day in Lake Geneva with them tomorrow. Enjoy! I'll catch the next one! : )

    May 28, 2013

  • Dan

    Sorry, Hawks game!

    May 28, 2013

  • Raymond

    Just finished the book. Can't wait to talk about it...

    1 · May 18, 2013

  • Sara

    Hooray, a book club in my own hood! Looking fwd to meeting you all.

    May 13, 2013

  • Jordan L.

    Sorry to miss it. Have to attend an event that evening.

    April 25, 2013

  • becca w.

    let me know if you guys need the kindle version of this. i can email it to you. just shoot me your email address!

    April 22, 2013

  • Meredith

    if on a weekend day

    April 20, 2013

  • Abby

    When is this one?

    March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Already read this book -- it's a great one!!

    2 · March 14, 2013

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