Gone Girl


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Paperback, 415 pages

Published:  April 22nd 2014 by Broadway Books (first published May 24th 2012)

Original Title: Gone Girl

ISBN: 0307588378 (ISBN13: 9780307588371)

Edition Language: English

Characters: Nick Dunne, Amy Elliot Dunne, Margo “Go” Dunne, Rand Elliot, Marybeth Elliot…more

Setting: North Carthage, Missouri (United States) Missouri (United States)


Literary AwardsBarry Award Nominee for Best Novel (2013), Anthony Award Nominee for Best Novel (2013), Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award (RT Award) for Suspense/Thriller Novel (2012), Shirley Jackson Award Nominee for Novel (Finalist) (2012), Edgar Award Nominee for Best Novel (2013), Puddly Award for Fiction (2013), Women’s Prize for Fiction Nominee for Longlist (2013), Grand Prix des lectrices de Elle for roman policier (2013), Goodreads Choice Award for Best Mystery & Thriller (2012)

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?

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