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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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LiseWorks
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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Eggs Perfect 👍🏼 🤩 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Excellent 🙌🏻 2mo
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TheSpineView
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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Eggs Great choice 👌🏼👏🏻👍🏼 2mo
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guidosophia
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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I don‘t know what I was expecting before I read this but this book is AMAZING. I read it basically in one train trip and boy did it keep me engaged. The first and second parts of the book were clearly the best and the third was a honestly a little disappointing but overall it was such girlboss entertainment. Also I must confer that the cool girl speech is crazy epic, but the book version is 10000% better than the movie

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SaraC24
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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Trying to get my tbr pile down. New obsession to focus on since I had to move and there was stairs involved....
Wanna get to that level where I've read everything in my collection.

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Shemac77
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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Pickpick

Great on audible

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Shemac77
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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Next audible.
My amazing, beautiful niece.

dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 +🐾🖤🐾 5mo
CoverToCoverGirl Beauty and the Furry Beast. 🐾🐾❤️ 5mo
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Pikathulhu
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn

Any time I take a leave of absence from Litsy, it's distressing to think of what I may have missed. I've managed to follow some extremely entertaining, insightful people whose reviews and blurbs I always look forward to reading, and I hate thinking about all the gems I might uncover if I just made time to scroll through a week's worth of content!

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TheSpineView
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Movie: Unfaithful

Klou Great!! 8mo
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LitThot
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This book was an exceptional read! Amy is absolutely terrifying, and cleverly written. I wish it ended differently though; I wish something else happened to Amy. I‘m not sure what else, just something else.

The.Great.Catsby I completely agree. I wanted a different ending. But I enjoyed the book! 9mo
LitThot I enjoyed the book too! I also really like Flynn‘s writing style. 9mo
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jamield1911
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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#ThemedThursday

"Love taken to extremes can become dangerous"

I couldn't think of a more fitting book (and film, for that matter) than GONE GIRL.

Thanks for the tag @dabbe ?

dabbe Oh, yeah. Thanks! 🤗💜😊 11mo
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Bookworm04
Gone Girl: A Novel | Gillian Flynn

Check out my profile on Goodreads!
https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/159578815 think@need some more book friends to add me if any@one wants to

TheLudicReader Just added you. 12mo
Bookworm04 Thanks :) I just accepted 12mo
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Bookworm04
Gone Girl: A Novel | Gillian Flynn
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Just about to start this THOUGHTS litsy ppl 🙃 is it a good read

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you enjoy it!! I didn‘t for some reason, but I‘m in the minority!! (edited) 12mo
5feet.of.fury It was ok, I really thought it was going to be better since it‘s popular and had a hugely popular movie adaptation. I expected the pinnacle of the genre. Didn‘t live up to the hype. IMO. But I think it‘s worth the read. 12mo
Ruthiella I really liked it. But I read it before the hype. I liked it enough too that I went on and read Flynn‘s other novels, which were also very good, IMO. 12mo
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Bookworm04 I read girl on train so told i enjoy it then. 10 pages in so far 12mo
Oryx I enjoyed it. 12mo
TheLudicReader It‘s great, but Dark Places is my favourite. 12mo
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Deblovestoread
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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1) Hated the tagged book with a purple passion and read one miserable half of Fates and Furies. Thankfully, Lauren Groff redeemed herself with Matrix.

2) I will never read another Kristin Hannah after reading The Four Winds which I know is a huge unpopular opinion. I also will never read Emily Giffin due to racist comments made on social media and I have no interest in Colleen Hoover.

#Ihavequestions

RaeLovesToRead Lot of people seem to hate Gone Girl and The Silent Patient 😅😅😅 I loved both of them, hehe. (Although I wish gone girl had ended differently) 12mo
BkClubCare I loved Gone Girl 🤷🏻‍♀️, hated The Silent Patient, and also can NOT deal with Kristin Hannah - I think I am allergic to her writing. But Gone Girl was a hoot! 12mo
TheLudicReader I liked Gone Girl, but enjoyed Dark Places more. Silent Patient irritated the crap out of me. CoHo is a hack. 12mo
Suet624 I felt that way about Hoover and then a friend handed me Verity. I feel a duty to read it. 😫 12mo
actualdisneyprincess HATED GONE GIRL!! And The I finished reading The Four Winds one day while I was covering in our Children‘s Department, and HOO BOY was it a good thing that nobody was there at that moment, because I said Some Words out loud. 😬 I loved The Great Alone, though, so it pained me how much I hated TFW. 12mo
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DeeBall
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
Mehso-so

Original story that kept me mostly entertained. Dragged a bit in the middle and I deeply disliked the ending.

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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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Apologies, time has totally lost all meaning to me this past month. 😅 So here‘s my #WondrousWednesday answers on a Saturday.

1. Bill Bryson has always come across as someone I could definitely hang out with.
2. All of the above, although it‘s been a minute since I was able to just browse in a physical bookstore.
3. The tagged definitely came out of left field for me.

Eggs Thanks for playing - how‘s Bookworm Junior? 1y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @Eggs Growing SO FAST!! It‘s crazy he‘s been here almost a half a year already! He‘s got two teeth already and wants to try and stand up all the time. We think he‘ll skip crawling and go straight to running laps around us. 😅❤️ 1y
Eggs Oh how wonderful! Enjoy every moment ❤️❤️ 1y
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Susanita
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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A few months ago I saw a blurb on Bookriot about an upcoming Gone Girl cruise. Sounds…interesting?

Last week they republished a piece from Slate by someone who went on the cruise.

https://slate.com/human-interest/2022/10/gone-girl-cruise-review-diary-gillian-f...

StaceGhost So good! I loved the self-awareness of the cruise-goer (cruiser?) I just read a great snarky article about the Goop cruise. I‘m fascinated by the idea a la poirot 1y
kspenmoll This article was such fun!! 1y
MicheleinPhilly I read this today too and had a few good laughs. 1y
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Susanita @StaceGhost A goop cruise? 🤣😎 1y
StaceGhost @Susanita I know 😆 it was a hilarious send up of the whole thing 1y
Bklover Thanks for posting this! Loved reading the article! 1y
batsy I read this some weeks ago because it was on Twitter ... It's great fun 😆 1y
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reiddecillia
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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Holy, was this book ever a trip. I constantly felt suspense at the twists that this book presents at you in the first act. The second act turns into a police thriller, where you feel a constant sense of dread and frustration, knowing Nick is right, but is he morally right?? And the third act, although ending the book well, makes you feel so helpless. Really glad I picked this up with my Audible credit.

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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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Flynn blew me away with this reveal! Amy is truly devious and I believe would have succeeded in playing the ultimate trick on her husband had things gone a little differently. #scarathlondailyprompts #trick #teamslaughter

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TheSpineView
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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JenReadsAlot
Gone Girl: A Novel | Gillian Flynn
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First book I thought of for #missing #scarathlondailyprompts @Clwojick

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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 😊😊 1y
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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! 2y
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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

BookmarkTavern A good pick for 2! Thanks for sharing! 💙 2y
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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 🖤 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 🖤🤥 2y
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CoffeeNBooks
Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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LiseWorks That one was a good one 2y
Eggs Great photo👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome photo 📷 2y
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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 🤩 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Amy is a great choice!! 🖤🤥 2y
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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
Panpan

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. 2y
5feet.of.fury I just finished and the second half got so rubbish. 2y
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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
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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. 2y
mabell No, quite the opposite, I‘d say! 2y
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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
Pickpick

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
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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!