quote goodreadsOn 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 from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. 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?
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 didn’t 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.
quote Golden Miru warriorShe was annoying...I'm not doubting that fact at all. Did she really have to be so melodramatic and drag her kids with her into the spotlight for the on-stage revelation that Amy was pregnant? That's more than a little bit mental. What I meant earlier was that I believed they were friends despite Nick's incredulous reaction whenever it was brought up. I was surprised at that the story about Amy calling the truck driving company over a series of months to get the driver who cut her off. For some reason that really gets to me and I'm still not sure whether it's in a positive or negative way. But it's one of the moments that I think really led us to believe Amy's character...if that makes any semblance of sense. Yes, there's the whole husband-framing for murder thing, but the addition of something that's such a common occurrence and her brilliant, yet slightly extreme, response to it was probably the moment that the character of Amy really clicked for me.Noelle always seemed anywhere from desperate to annoying, even after Amy's version offers an explicit definition of the (exploitative) friendship.
quote Celes LeonhartHaha, here it is:Look forward to your brain melt.
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