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Gillian Flynn - Author

About the Author

Gillian Flynn was born in Kansas City, Missouri to two community-college professors—her mother taught reading; her father, film. For college, she headed to the University of Kansas (go Jayhawks), where she received her undergraduate degrees in English and journalism.

After a two-year stint writing about human resources for a trade magazine in California (ask her anything about work-life benefits or employment law), Flynn moved to Chicago. There she earned her master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and discovered that she was way too wimpy to make it as a crime reporter.

On the other hand, she was a movie geek with a journalism degree—so she moved to New York City and joined Entertainment Weekly magazine, where she wrote happily for 10 years, visiting film sets around the world (to New Zealand for The Lord of the Rings, to Prague for The Brothers Grimm, to somewhere off the highway in Florida for Jackass: The Movie). During her last four years at EW, Flynn was the TV critic (all-time best TV show: The Wire).

Flynn’s debut novel, the literary mystery Sharp Objects, was an Edgar Award finalist and the winner of two of Britain’s Dagger Awards—the first book ever to win multiple Daggers in one year. It has been published in more than 20 countries. Movie rights have been sold; Flynn is currently writing the screenplay adaptation.

Flynn lives in Chicago with her husband, Brett Nolan, and a giant black cat named Roy.

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Gone Girl - Das perfekte Opfer

Gone Girl - Das perfekte Opfer

Author: Gillian Flynn Format: eBook Release Date: 22/08/2013

GONE GIRL - DAS PERFEKTE OPFER - Der Megaseller aus den USA - Nun auch im Taschenbuch!"e;Was denkst du gerade, Amy?"e; Diese Frage habe ich ihr oft wahrend unserer Ehe gestellt. Ich glaube, das fragt man sich immer wieder: Was denkst du? Wer bist du? Wie gut kennt man eigentlich den Menschen, den man liebt? Genau diese Fragen stellt sich Nick Dunne am Morgen seines funften Hochzeitstages, dem Morgen, an dem seine Frau Amy spurlos verschwindet. Die Polizei verdachtigt sogleich Nick. Amys Freunde berichten, dass sie Angst vor ihm hatte. Er schwort, dass das nicht wahr ist. Dann erhalt er sonderbare Anrufe. Was geschah mit Nicks wunderbarer Frau Amy?Selten wurde so raffiniert, abgrundig und brillant manipuliert wie in diesem Psychogramm einer Ehe - ein teuflisch gutes Lesevergnugen.

Gone Girl

Gone Girl

Author: Gillian Flynn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/11/2012

'What are you thinking, Amy? The question I've asked most often during our marriage, if not out loud, if not to the person who could answer. I suppose these questions stormcloud over every marriage: What are you thinking? How are you feeling? Who are you? What have we done to each other? What will we do?' Just how well can you ever know the person you love? This is the question that Nick Dunne must ask himself on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife? And what was in that half-wrapped box left so casually on their marital bed? In this novel, marriage truly is the art of war ...

Novels of Gillian Flynn

Novels of Gillian Flynn

Author: Gillian Flynn Format: eBook Release Date: 31/07/2012

"e;Gillian Flynn is the real deal, a sharp, acerbic, and compelling storyteller with a knack for the macabre."e; Stephen KingThis collection, available exclusively as an ebook,brings together the first two novels of Gillian Flynn, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Gone Girl. In Sharp Objects, Flynn's debut novel, a young journalist returns home to cover a dark assignmentand to face her own damaged family history. With its taut, crafted writing, Sharp Objects is addictive, haunting, and unforgettable. Flynn's second novel, Dark Places, is an intricately orchestrated thriller that ravages a family's past to unearth the truth behind a horrifying crime. A New York Times bestseller and Weekend Today Top Summer Read, Dark Places solidified Flynn's status as one of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time.

Gone Girl

Gone Girl

Author: Gillian Flynn Format: eBook Release Date: 05/06/2012

Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American ReadMarriage 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 thather 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 mediaas well as Amy's fiercely doting parentsthe town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitterbut 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 herrazor-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.

Dark Places

Dark Places

Author: Gillian Flynn Format: eBook Release Date: 05/05/2009

I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ.Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas. As her family lay dying, little Libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing January snow. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survivedand famously testified that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, Ben sits in prison, and troubled Libby lives off the dregs of a trust created by well-wishers whove long forgotten her. The Kill Club is a macabre secret society obsessed with notorious crimes. When they locate Libby and pump her for detailsproof they hope may free BenLibby hatches a plan to profit off her tragic history. For a fee, shell reconnect with the players from that night and report her findings to the club . . . and maybe shell admit her testimony wasnt so solid after all.As Libbys search takes her from shabby Missouri strip clubs to abandoned Oklahoma tourist towns, the narrative flashes back to January 2, 1985. The events of that day are relayed through the eyes of Libbys doomed family membersincluding Ben, a loner whose rage over his shiftless father and their failing farm have driven him into a disturbing friendship with the new girl in town. Piece by piece, the unimaginable truth emerges, and Libby finds herself right back where she startedon the run from a killer.

Sharp Objects

Sharp Objects

Author: Gillian Flynn Format: eBook Release Date: 03/10/2006

AN HBOLIMITED SERIES STARRING AMY ADAMSFROM THE #1NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLING AUTHOR OFGONE GIRLFresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. For years, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family's Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victimsa bit too strongly. Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the storyand survive this homecoming.

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