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Winner of the Specsavers International Author of the Year 2013.

One of the Richard and Judy Spring 2013 Book Club selections.

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...

The film version of Gone Girl is released in UK cinemas on Friday 3 October 2014. Click below to view the trailer.

If you like Gillian Flynn you might also like to read books by Simon Lelic, Cath Staincliffe and Helen Fitzgerald.

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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Winner of the Specsavers International Author of the Year 2013.

'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.

Reviews

'An utterly gripping thriller' Emerald Street

'Gone Girl should be the big poolside read this year. Fresh out om paperback, it's a page-turning abduction mystery with an awful lot of twists.' Mail on Sunday

'A tautly written thriller about the unravelling of a marriage that is deservedly topping the bestseller charts.' The Observer

'The story of a husband searching for his vanished wife has everything - psychological acuity, humour, an unflagging pace and more twists than you could hope for in your most serpentine dreams...a sumptuous, satisfying read.' Stylist

'The story-telling is incredibly compelling, with the cunning opening mystery soon turning down unpredictable routes, while the characters are superbly believable. No wonder it's the book that everyone seems to be reading.' -- Boyd Hilton Heat Magazine

'If you haven't yet caught up with this word-of-mouth bestseller - about a woman's mysterious disappearance and the secrets she and her husband are keeping - get hold of it soon. It really does live up to the hype.' Woman Magazine

'I'm currently reading Gone Girl, a brilliant novel about how we never quite know the people we fall in love with. It's one of those novels that you discuss endlessly with your closest friends. Sharleen Spiteri, lead singer in Texas This thriller is the must-read of the year.' The Sun

About the Author

Gillian Flynn

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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Publication date

3rd January 2013

Author

Gillian Flynn

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Publisher

Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
512 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Books Behind TV & Film
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780753827666

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