Who are you? What have we done to each other? These are the questions Nick Dunne finds himself asking on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police suspect Nick. Amy’s friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn’t true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they weren’t made by him. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone.
So what really did happen to Nick’s beautiful wife?
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.
As The Washington Post proclaimed, 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 with deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying, ingeniously plotted thriller that confounds you at every turn.
“Ice-pick-sharp… Spectacularly sneaky… Impressively cagey… Gone Girl is Ms. Flynn’s dazzling breakthrough.” Janet Maslin, New York Times
“An ingenious and viperish thriller… It’s going to make Gillian Flynn a star… A great, breathless read…Flynn has created a genuinely creepy villain you don’t see coming.”
Jeff Giles, Entertainment Weekly
“An irresistible summer thriller with a twisting plot worthy of Alfred Hitchcock. Burrowing deep into the murkiest corners of the human psyche, this delectable summer read will give you the creeps and keep you on edge until the last page.” People (four stars)
“[A] thoroughbred thriller about the nature of identity and the terrible secrets that can survive and thrive in even the most intimate relationships. Gone Girl begins as a whodunit, but by the end it will have you wondering whether there’s any such thing as a who at all.” Lev Grossman, Time
“Gone Girl [is] a thriller with an insane twist and an insidiously realistic take on marriage.” New York magazine
#31 in Australia’s Top 100 2016