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The Resource Gone Girl [electronic resource] : A Novel/

Gone Girl [electronic resource] : A Novel/

Label
Gone Girl [electronic resource] : A Novel/
Title
Gone Girl [electronic resource] : A Novel/
Statement of responsibility
Gillian Flynn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read 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. 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? With her razor-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
Summary
When beautiful Amy Dunne disappears from her Missouri home, it looks as if her husband Nick is to blame. But though he protests his innocence, it's clear that he's not being entirely truthful. Gone Girl is not only the story of a disappearance, but a truly frightening glimpse of a souring marriage. -- Description by Shauna Griffin
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Storyline
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Tone
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Character
Award
  • Goodreads Choice Award, 2012.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2012.
  • Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award, 2012.
  • RUSA Reading List, 2013.
  • Great American Read, 2018.
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10078827
Cataloging source
DLC
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1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Flynn, Gillian
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Murder suspects
  • Missing women
  • Marital conflict
  • Husband and wife
  • Married people
  • Crimes against women
  • Deception
  • Secrets
Target audience
adult
Label
Gone Girl [electronic resource] : A Novel/
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
THREE_M:bo2bz9
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307588388
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Gone Girl [electronic resource] : A Novel/
Publication
Control code
THREE_M:bo2bz9
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307588388
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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