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Gone Girl
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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 Girls 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 Dunnes fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nicks clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isnt doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wifes 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 Amys fiercely doting parentsthe town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and hes 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 didnt 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.
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TheRiehlDeal
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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#ManicMonday #LetterG

Books: Tagged, The Great Alone, Gideon the Ninth (TBR), The Girl With All the Gifts (TBR)
Author: Gillian Flynn and Grady Hendrix
Movie/TV Show: 🎥 Get Out, Good Will Hunting, Guardians of the Galaxy. 📺 The Good Doctor, Game of Thrones.
Band: Gojira, Good Tiger.
Song: Get Out Alive (Three Days Grace), Ghost (Lauren Babic), The Gift of Guilt (Gojira), Grip Shoes (Good Tiger)

CBee Thanks for playing 😊😊 2w
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MrsPnr
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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Good heavens... I don't know how to feel about this book. It truly was addictive, but it left me feeling dark and swirly. Absolutely awful, unhinged, unlikeable characters - yet I was hooked until I finished the book. Such a deeply unsatisfactory ending, but I can tell it is going to stay with me. Its a difficult pick, but a pick nonetheless.

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TheRiehlDeal
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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#AlphabetGame
#LetterG

My favorite of Flynn‘s books so far!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing! 2mo
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5feet.of.fury
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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Mehso-so

So it was somewhat spoiled for me as it‘s been hugely popular for 10+ years and had a hugely popular movie adaptation 🤣
I was really expecting to be blown out of the water, like this was the gold standard… but it kinda fizzles out IMO.

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5feet.of.fury
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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Oh, no. It‘s me.
🙋🏻‍♀️ Type A “cool girl” just losing her mind all the time 🙋🏻‍♀️

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Susanita
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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1. I like a surprise if it doesn‘t come from out of left field.
2. Tagged. If you know, you know.
3. Louise Penny can tell a story that seems headed for a place, then she goes in a different direction.
#sundayfunday

ozma.of.oz A good pick for 2! Thanks for sharing! 💙 3mo
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LeaKell
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
Mehso-so

I read this for the first time a few months ago. Who knew I could dislike two main characters so equally!

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yoavshai
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 300.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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AmandaBlaze
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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Eggs Creepy Good choice 🖤 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 🖤🤥 4mo
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CoffeeNBooks
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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LiseWorks That one was a good one 4mo
Eggs Great photo👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome photo 📷 4mo
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SusanLee
Gone Girl: A Novel | Gillian Flynn
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#bookmoods #lies!! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs
Just remembered this plot twisting book!

Eggs Perfect 🤩 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Amy is a great choice!! 🖤🤥 4mo
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Ivygirl0
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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This was one of the best books because you got to see the WHOLE story. I also love when I read a book that I cannot predict. I hate knowing what will happen next, not being able to say their line and me quoting it even though I‘ve never seen read it. This kept me going!!!!!

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TashaLeigh
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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groofay
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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Part 1: Started interesting, then quickly became exhausting and remained that way.

Part 2: Big twist out of nowhere, reminiscent of BBC Sherlock in that no indication is made beforehand in an effort to make the book look clever when it isn't. Shenanigans ensue.

Part 3: I honestly just waited for it to be over. I was listening to the audiobook, so at least the narration by Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne was consistently great.

groofay The thought occurred to me at one point that a better book would be a collection of slice-of-life stories about the Dunne twins running The Bar. The Bar was easily the best part of the book. 6mo
5feet.of.fury I just finished and the second half got so rubbish. 2mo
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LeftyDv
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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Mehso-so

For me, this is a book celebrating writing and the way we manipulate our words and storytelling. Two narratives, two interpretations, two utterly disgusting characters. “Catastrophically romantic.” It‘s a fun story until it‘s not anymore. Not quite sure why it was so praised. Time to see the movie.

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groofay
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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Well, I'm a fair bit into part 2 now, and I honestly hate it quite a lot. The sudden reveal of Amy being the mastermind halfway into the book, after the hours of slogging through baiting Nick as the abductor/killer, was just ridiculous, and indicates that there's at least one more twist toward the end that I can't be bothered to give a damn about.

But I've already sunk about 12 hours into this that I'll never get back; what's 7 more?

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groofay
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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I'm about halfway through, and this book is leaning SO hard into the “Nick did it“ angle that it's frankly exhausting--and let's be clear, Nick is a manipulative, abusive train-wreck of a POV character.

I figure there are two reasons for me not to bail now: 1) the actors narrating the audiobook are doing some of the best narration I've heard in a while, and 2) I wonder how much gymnastics Flynn is going to do to make the ending work somehow.

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jenniferw88
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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I don't think Nick & Amy Dunne would have made good #parents

#200pnpcovers @CrowCAH @mabell

CrowCAH I‘ve seen lots of people like this. I haven‘t read. 7mo
mabell No, quite the opposite, I‘d say! 7mo
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jenniferw88
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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cheesemoi
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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Absolutely stellar it‘s literally the two most unhinged characters you can think of playing spy-vs-spy the whole time. The word “r*pe” comes up a few times so if youre sensitive to that, the word is present but there‘s no scenes like that. Mostly its all psychological chess between a married couple in which both are equal parts emotionally unstable and brilliantly sharp and trying to outfox the other in a game of small town —> national politics

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Sully1
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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Slow to draw me in. I was expecting to be instantly hooked. Half way through I couldn't put it down. Great twist!

Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂
Check out Hashtag LitsyEvents for a varied listing of fun-related happenings within this neighborhood of fellow readers.🤗
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Leorah888
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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Cunning and brilliant. A perfect take on expect the unexpected.

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Jhullie
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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A story full of twists and turns that kept me enthralled right up until the terribly unsatisfying ending.

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kyvennslibrary
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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This book was WILD; I read it based on a recommendation from a co worker; the first half I was team Amy and then the second half I was Team Nick and by the end? They‘re both crazy; I can‘t believe he stayed with her lol

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sjdreads
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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Loved it like everyone else did.

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PoodleMama99
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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One of the best suspense novels ever!

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Caroline.t
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn

Because isn‘t that the point of every relationship: to be known by someone else, to be understood? He gets me. She gets me. Isn‘t that the simple magic phrase?

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Caroline.t
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn

All of a sudden you see reading in bed, and waffles on Sunday, and his mouth on yours. And it‘s so far beyond fine that you know you can never go back to fine. That fast. You think: Oh, here is the rest of my life. It‘s finally arrived.

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Caroline.t
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn

And you go home to a cold bed and think, that was fine. And your life is a long line of fine.

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Caroline.t
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn

Give me a man with a little fight in him, a man who calls me on my bullshit. (But who also kind of likes my bullshit.) And yet: don‘t land me in one of those relationships where we‘re always pecking at each other, disguising insults as jokes, rolling our eyes and “playfully” scrapping in front of our friends, hoping to lure them to our side of an argument.

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Caroline.t
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn

A happy, busy bumblebee of marital enthusiasm. I positively hum around him, fussing and fixing. I have become a strange thing. I have become a wife. I find myself steering the ship of conversations— bulkily, unnaturally— just so I can say his name aloud.

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Caroline.t
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn

With Nick, I realize it actually, truly doesn‘t matter if the electricity bill is a few days late. It doesn‘t matter what color I paint our room, or how late traffic makes me, or whether our recycling really, truly does get recycled. It doesn‘t matter, because I have found my match.

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walkwithabook
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. What a crazy book this was ! I loved it & I definitely would reread it . I love Gillian Flynn writing

CharismaRaven13 One of my all-time favorite books! Sharp objects by her is even better. 13mo
walkwithabook @CharismaRaven13 I agree I read Sharp Objects in 2019 that‘s what got me into this reading journey. I love that book 5 stars definitely will reread that. 13mo
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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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My choice for the #LittensDressedInBlood prompt today: A book with a jaw dropping twist.

This book was an insane ride the whole time, but whew that ending! 😲😵

MidnightBookGirl This definitely had some great twists! 13mo
MidnightBookGirl I also might be one of the few people on the planet that liked the ending because I thought it fit. 13mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @MidnightBookGirl Me too!! It was nuts, but I couldn‘t imagine it ending any other way. They‘re like my favorite “love to hate” couple! 🤣😂🤣 13mo
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Curiouser_and_curiouser
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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Online schooling ✔
Lunch ✔
Doctors app ✔
Shopping ✔

Now for a bit of reading before dinner....

I'm almost 2/3 of the way into Gone Girl. I'm a bit weirded out by one of the main characters atm.
Enjoying the story so far. This kind of genre is definitely helping to confirm my favorite genre. And it's not this.
I've just finished Verity, & this has a similar feel. I enjoy them but stories which are set further back in history interest me more.

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ChaoticMissAdventures
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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#conflictedworlds #abusivespouse
When they both are abusive? That is drama!
I found this to be a fun guilty pleasure read when it first came out.

@eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs They are cray-cray 🥴🤪🥶 1y
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reading_rainbow
Gone Girl: A Novel | Gillian Flynn
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I know I‘m late to the party on this one and I was worried I wouldn‘t enjoy it due to having watched the movie first but I loved it! I totally got sucked in. I really enjoy Gillian Flynn‘s writing, I want more books from her

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reading_rainbow
Gone Girl: A Novel | Gillian Flynn
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Currently reading 📖. Yesterday morning my dog had a seizure for the first time and it was terrifying. I had no idea what was happening. He spent the night at the vet for observation and its the first time I‘ve ever been away from him. It‘s been a very long and stressful 24 hours.
My heart goes out to people who care for loved ones/pets with epilepsy, what a freaking scary experience

xicanti I had that experience with my childhood dog, and it was rough. I hope everything works out okay for you and your dog. 1y
BookishMarginalia Oh no! I hope your beloved dog is healthy and safe 💜 1y
Smrloomis Sending good thoughts for your pup! 1y
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aa_guer2021 Healing prayers sent! ❤️‍🩹🙏🏻 1y
reading_rainbow Thank you 🙏🏽❤️ @aa_guer2021 1y
DaveGreen7777 So sorry about your doggy! ☹️ 1y
QuietlyLaura Oh no poor pupper! I hope he feels better and everything is ok. 🙏❤️ 1y
reading_rainbow @QuietlyLaura thank you ❤️ he‘s home now and is doing good! 😓 a bit sleepy but happy to be home 1y
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dearb00kshelves
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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I would have liked this when I was younger but I'm tired of "women are crazy" being the twist.

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srishti_jain
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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Spot your favourite books 📚
Mine are sapiens, gone girl, origin

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ilanakeukake
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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Littens I have a friend (I swear I‘m not talking about myself, I‘m actually talking about a friend) who keeps books in the bathroom.🧻Some people read the newspaper when they‘re on the can, she reads books.🪠So my question to YOU, Littens, is what‘s the weirdest place you‘ve ever read in?🦨

ErinSueMreads On a ski lift 1y
ilanakeukake @ErinSueMreads Seriously? That‘s hardcore. I love it.🎿 1y
ErinSueMreads Yeah! It was like a fifteen minute ride to the top. Today I was reading in a combine while my boyfriend cut wheat 🤣🤣 1y
ilanakeukake @ErinSueMreads Had to look up “combine” because I wasn‘t familiar with that word in the context you were using it. Found a definition.📖 Found some pictures.📸And I gotta say, I seriously think you should change your bio from “Read everything.” To “Read everything. Read anywhere.” 🌾 1y
ErinSueMreads 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 you are probably right! 1y
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annahowson
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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Bit of an unsatisfying ending but I think that‘s the point? Enjoyed the back and forth narration, choosing which side you wanted to be on

Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 1y
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SaraLynn
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
Mehso-so

Good
The ending sucked

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GatheringBooks
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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