Gone Girl

On a warm summer morning, Nick Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary – his clever and beautiful wife Amy Dunne disappears from their house in North Carthage, Missouri.

Subsequently, Nick Dunne becomes the Prime Suspect of her assumed murder – moving through the pressure of the police and the media as well as Amy’s wildly doting parents – but is he a killer?

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Gillian Flynn
Mystery, Suspense Thriller
24 May 2012
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Author's Introduction

Gillian Schieber Flynn is an American author and former Entertainment Weekly television critic. Three novels, Sharp Objects, Dark Places, and Gone Girl, were released by Flynn. Flynn has been nominated for her Gone Girl screenplay for the Golden Globe, the Writers Guild of America Award and the BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. She also worked with Dave Gibbons, an illustrator, and wrote a comic book tale Masks.

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"Gone Girl" Quotes

“Love makes you want to be a better man – right, right. But maybe love, real love, also gives you permission to just be the man you are.”​

“It’s a very difficult era in which to be a person, just a real, actual person, instead of a collection of personality traits selected from an endless Automat of characters.”​

“A lot of people lacked that gift: knowing when to fuck off.”​

“There’s something disturbing about recalling a warm memory and feeling utterly cold.”​

“My mother had always told her kids: if you’re about to do something, and you want to know if it’s a bad idea, imagine seeing it printed in the paper for all the world to see.”​

“Tampon commercial, detergent commercial, maxi pad commercial, windex commercial – you’d think all women do is clean and bleed.”​

“Sleep is like a cat: It only comes to you if you ignore it.”​

Literary Awards

Anthony Award Nominee for Best Novel (2013)

Barry Award Nominee for Best Novel (2013)

Edgar Award Nominee for Best Novel (2013)

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