Gone Girl is a novel written by author Gillian Flynn. It is written as a contemporary thriller novel and is first published in June 2012. The novel’s core mystery stems from an uncertainty about the protagonist, Nick Dunne. Whether Nick killed his wife, Amy Dunne, is the suspense the novel is built up on. The novel is well received throughout the United States and other English-speaking nations.
Gone Girl centers its story about Nick and Amy Dunne’s strained marriage relationship. Nick used to work as a journalist, but loses his job. With his broke financial status, Nick decides to relocate from New York City to his smaller home town, North Carthage. In an attempt of recovering from his financial deprivations, Nick opens a bar using the money from his wife. Nick runs the bar along with his twin sister Margo, providing a decent living for his family. But, as they days go by, his marriage with Amy is falling apart slowly. Amy resents her new life.
On a summer morning in Missouri, when Nick and Amy are celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary along with their relatives and acquaintances, Amy goes missing. Police’s eyes turn towards Nick as an act of suspicion, since Nick used Amy’s money for his business and their relationship is strained. As the police delve into the investigation, different shades of stories come out from Nick’s and Amy’s sides. The suspense of the book is carried until the actual information is demystified.
Mahaswta Karmakar (Verified Purchase)
Had planned to buy brand new copy of this book but ended up with counterfeit copy twice from snapdeal and flipkart. Thankfully this was original edition and in impressive condition. Gone Girl is one of the first thriller novels to be ever written. Go for it.
Tarun jagu (Verified Purchase)
Obviously this book does not need my review. It’s been on international bestseller lists for years. I will though say that book is overhyped a bit. But its still worth reading. For 180 rs its an excellent deal.
Milind Konde (Verified Purchase)
I truly love this book. It’s so dark and twisted in all of the good ways. I like how the novel plays out by the date of Amy’s disappearance. Flynn does a great job making the reader question what is real and what has been twisted. I can definitely understand why this dark material wouldn’t appeal to all readers. Flynn takes her novels to really dark places, and she’s not afraid to make the reader uncomfortable. I knew this is a dark novel going into it, but I was surprised at times with what she puts her characters through.
Wajid Ali (Verified Purchase)
I am giving this book 5 stars, and the reason for that is that 50% to 99% of the book that kept me so enthralled that I just couldn’t put it down. I haven’t read a book like that since A Clash of Kings.
Jagadeesh Kumar (Verified Purchase)
I realize that this novel is not for everyone. It’s about very flawed people, who do terrible things. Gone Girl is gritty, violent, and at times cringeworthy. (Desi’s mother’s ‘signature scent’ makes me wrinkle my nose in disgust still.) Gone Girl is uncomfortable. It’s not a feel-good story with a happy ending. (Or is it a happy ending? That’s open to interpretation.) Gone Girl is original, smart, and staying.
The characters will stay with you long after you’ve finished.