by Gillian Flynn
Pub Date 05 Jun 2012
Pub Date 05 Jun 2012
From New York Times bestselling author Gillian Flynn, a twisted novel of literary suspense, and her most ambitious to date.
On the morning of their fifth wedding anniversary, Nick's wife, Amy, has disappeared. Nick is weak, Nick is a liar, and maybe he's not the very best of husbands--but is he a killer? Amy's diary reveals turmoil over their marriage, strange sicknesses, and her deep wish to be a mother--but is she telling the whole story? As the evidence slowly mounts, and the cops' investigation deepens, Nick is incriminated in horrible ways. Nick swears he didn't murder his beautiful wife and goes on the offensive to clear his name...only to learn that something may have happened more disturbing than death.
The terrifying masterpiece of a marriage gone wrong, Gillian Flynn's fast-paced, dark, and ingeniously plotted Gone Girl confirms her status as one of the hottest thriller novelists around.
Praise for Gillian Flynn:
A weekend Today Top Summer Read, Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2009, the New Yorker's Reviewers' Favorites, and Chicago Tribune's Favorite Fiction of 2009
"[D]eliciously creepy."--People (4 stars)
"Disturbing and original . . . It's Flynn's gift that she can make a caustic, self-loathing, unpleasant protagonist someone you come to root for." --New York Magazine
"A gripping thriller." --Cosmopolitan
"[F]erocious and unrelenting and pure pleasure from word one." --Cleveland Plain Dealer
"[C]ompulsively good. I would rather read [Flynn] than just about any other crime writer."--Kate Atkinson
Sharp Objects (An Edgar Nominee for Best First Novel and a BookSense Pick)
"To say this is a terrific debut novel is really too mild. I found myself dreading the last thirty pages or so, but was helpless to stop turning them. Then, after the lights were out, the story just stayed there in my head, coiled and hissing, like a snake in a cave. An admirably nasty piece of work, elevated by sharp writing and sharper insights." --Stephen King
"One of the freshest debut thrillers to come around in a long while. It's a gripping, substantive story, stripped of cliche, and crafted with great style." --Augusten Burroughs
"Sharp Objects is a witty, stylish, and compelling debut. A real winner." --Harlan Coben