Marriage can be an actual killer.
Among the most significantly acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest location in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marital relationship gone terribly, awfully incorrect. The Chicago Tribune announced that her work "draws you in and keeps you checking out with the force of a pure but nasty dependency." Gone Woman's hazardous mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose develops 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 covered and bookings are being made when Nick's brilliant and stunning wife vanishes from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any prefers 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 might have put any individual hazardously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media-- along with Amy's fiercely doting moms and dads-- the town golden child parades a limitless series of lies, deceits, and improper behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's certainly bitter-- but is he truly an awesome?
As the police officers close in, every couple in town is quickly questioning how well they understand the one that they love. With his twin sis, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn't do it, where is that gorgeous other half? And exactly what was in that silvery present box concealed in the back of her room closet?
With her razor-sharp writing and trademark mental insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously roughed out thriller that verifies her condition as one of the most popular writers around.
Amazon Best Books of the Month, June 2012: On the day of their fifth wedding event anniversary, Nick's spouse Amy disappears. There are indications of battle in your home and Nick rapidly becomes the prime suspect. It doesn't help that Nick hasn't been totally truthful with the authorities and, as Amy's case drags on for weeks, even more and more vilifying evidence appears against him. Nick, nevertheless, keeps his innocence. Distinguished alternating perspectives between Nick and Amy, Gillian Flynn produces an undependable world that changes chapter-to-chapter. Calling Gone Girl a mental thriller is an understatement. As discovery after revelation unfolds, it becomes clear that the truth does not exist in the middle of Nick and Amy's points of view; in truth, the reality is far more dark, more twisted, and more terrifying than you can envision. Gone Lady is masterfully outlined from start to finish and the suspense doesn't waver for one page. Since the ending doesn't just come; it punches you in the gut, it's one of those books you will feel the requirement to talk about instantly after completing.-- Caley Anderson
From Author Gillian Flynn
You could state I concentrate on tough characters. Damaged, disturbed, or downright nasty. Personally, I enjoy every one of the misfits, losers, and castaways in my three novels. My supporting characters are meth tweakers, truck-stop strippers, backwoods grifters ...
But it's my narrators who are the real difficulty.
In Sharp Objects, Camille Preaker is a sub-par reporter fresh from a stay at a psychiatric healthcare facility. She's an alcoholic. She's got impulse issues. She's also exceptionally lonely. Her buddy is her employer. When she goes back to her home town to investigate a youngster murder, she parks down the street from her mother's residence "so about seem less obtrusive." She has no sense of whom to trust, and this results in disaster.
Camille is cut off from the world however would rather not be. In Dark Places, storyteller Libby Day is boldy lonesome. She grows her isolation. She lives off a trust fund established for her as a youngster when her household was massacred; she isn't really particularly grateful for it. She's a phony, a manipulator, a kleptomaniac. "I have a meanness inside me, actual as a body organ," she warns. "Draw a picture of my soul and it 'd be a scribble with fangs." Libby's first instinct is to kick them in their shins if Camille is overly grateful when people want to befriend her.
In those very first 2 books, I discovered the geography of loneliness-- and the devastation it can result in. With Gone Woman, I desired to go the opposite direction: what takes place when 2 individuals link their lives totally. I wanted to discover the geography of intimacy-- and the destruction it can result in. Marital relationship gone poisonous.
Gone Girl opens on the celebration of Amy and Nick Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. (Exactly how charming.) Amy disappears under very disturbing scenarios. (Less charming.) Nick and Amy Dunne were the gold couple when they initially started their courtship. Soul mates. They can complete each other's sentences, guess each other's reactions. They might push each other's buttons. They are clever, captivating, gorgeous, as well as egotistical, self-seeking, and terrible.
They complete each other-- in an extremely harmful way.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Gone Girl Ebook Review
Marriage can be an actual killer.