June 2012 Indie Next List
“Told from the alternating perspectives of Amy and Nick whose marriage is falling apart in small-town Missouri, this is first a story of perfect young love in Manhattan, followed by its slow disintegration after both partners lose their jobs and move to Nick's hometown to help his family through his mother's terminal illness. When Amy disappears, who is innocent and who is guilty? Slowly, each spouse's lies and deceptions are laid bare until the real foundation of their relationship is revealed. A tale reminiscent of Scott Turow, with a veneer of crazy all its own!”
— Susan Taylor, Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany, NY
The #1 "New York Times" Bestseller
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. 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?
About the Author
GILLIAN FLYNN is the author of the runaway hit "Gone Girl," an international sensation that has spent more than seventy-five weeks on the "New York Times" bestseller list. Her work has been published in forty languages." Gone Girl" is soon to be a major motion picture from Twentieth Century Fox. Flynn's previous novels, "Dark Places" and Dagger Award winner "Sharp Objects," were also "New York Times" bestsellers. A former writer and critic for "Entertainment Weekly," she lives in Chicago with her husband and son.