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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The “mercilessly entertaining” (Vanity Fair) instant classic “about the nature of identity and the terrible secrets that can survive and thrive in even the most intimate relationships” (Lev Grossman, Time).


NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Janet Maslin, The New York TimesPeopleEntertainment WeeklyO: The Oprah MagazineSlateKansas City StarUSA TodayChristian Science Monitor

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?

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY San Francisco ChronicleSt. Louis Post-DispatchChicago TribuneHuffPostNewsday

“Absorbing . . . In masterly fashion, Flynn depicts the unraveling of a marriage—and of a recession-hit Midwest—by interweaving the wife’s diary entries with the husband’s first-person account.”—The New Yorker

“Ms. Flynn writes dark suspense novels that anatomize violence without splashing barrels of blood around the pages . . . Ms. Flynn has much more up her sleeve than a simple missing-person case. As Nick and Amy alternately tell their stories, marriage has never looked so menacing, narrators so unreliable.”—The Wall Street Journal

“The story unfolds in precise and riveting prose . . . even while you know you’re being manipulated, searching for the missing pieces is half the thrill of this wickedly absorbing tale.”—O: The Oprah Magazine


Sharp Objects (Movie Tie-In) by Gillian Flynn

Sharp Objects

An HBO® limited series starring Amy Adams, nominated for 8 Emmy Awards, incluing Outstanding Limited Series

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Dark Places

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Gone Girl, and the basis for the major motion picture starring Charlize Theron

The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

The Grownup

Gillian Flynn’s Edgar Award-winning homage to the classic ghost story, published for the first time as a standalone.

The Complete Gillian Flynn by Gillian Flynn

The Complete Gillian Flynn

This exclusive ebook collection brings together the three novels from bestselling author Gillian Flynn.

About Gillian Flynn

Gillian Flynn

Gillian Flynn is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Gone Girl, for which she wrote the Golden Globe–nominated screenplay; the New York Times bestsellers Dark Places and Sharp Objects; and a novella, The Grownup. A former critic for Entertainment Weekly, she lives in Chicago with her husband and children.

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TIME: “Gillian Flynn, A Howl” (12/6/17)
“The outrages and allegations flash through my brain like a nasty, ludicrous slide show of twisted male power…”

The New Yorker: “Be Kind to People Dressed As Food” (10/10/16)
“As a kid in the eighties, I didn’t need much disposable income…”

The New York Times: “Gillian Flynn on Emma Thompson Reading ‘The Turn of the Screw’” (5/18/16)
“‘The Turn of the Screw’ is one of the most chilling ghost stories ever, largely because it is so deliciously elusive…”

Powell’s: “I Was Not a Nice Little Girl” (7/17/15)
“I was not a nice little girl. My favorite summertime hobby was stunning ants and feeding them to spiders…”

Elle: “Why Gillian Flynn Buys Her Purses from the Liquor Store” (10/24/13)
“Let me give you an idea of my personal aesthetic: Until last year, I had no purse. I carried a wine bag…”

News & Media

The Hollywood Reporter: “Golden Globes: Patricia Clarkson Wins Best Supporting Actress for ‘Sharp Objects'” (1/6/19)

Marie Claire: “Gillian Flynn, Killer Queen” (7/8/18)

Refinery29: “Author Gillian Flynn On Women Living In Fear & Sharp Objects’ Female Rage” (7/6/18)

NPR: “Gillian Flynn’s ‘Sharp Objects’ Is A Whodunit … And A Who Is She?” (7/6/18)

Goodreads: “Inside Gillian Flynn’s Dark and Rage-Filled Empire” (7/5/18)

Entertainment Weekly: “How Amy Adams and Gillian Flynn faced their own fears to bring Sharp Objects to small-screen life” (6/29/18)

Vanity Fair: “Gillian Flynn Isn’t Going to Write the Kind of Women You Want” (6/28/18)

The Hollywood Reporter: “Amy Adams Goes Dark: ‘Sharp Objects’ and a Female Antihero for a Troubled Time” (6/20/18)

The Hollywood Reporter: “‘Sharp Objects’: TV Review” (6/19/18)

Variety: “TV Review: ‘Sharp Objects’ Starring Amy Adams” (6/7/18)

The Wall Street Journal: “Gillian Flynn, Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson Aren’t Afraid to Tackle Big Topics” (5/21/18)

Deadline: “‘Sharp Objects’ Starring Amy Adams Gets Premiere Date on HBO” (5/15/18)

Harper’s Bazaar: “The first chilling trailer for HBO’s ‘Sharp Objects’ mini-series is here” (4/23/18)

Deadline: “Amazon Orders ‘Utopia’ Drama Series From Gillian Flynn Based On UK Format” (4/19/18)

Entertainment Weekly: Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson bring Gillian Flynn’s debut novel to life” (12/6/17)

The New Yorker Radio Hour: “Gillian Flynn’s Worst Job” (8/25/17)

Good Morning America: Charlize Theron and Gillian Flynn Go to ‘Dark Places’” (8/7/15)

USA Today: Theron, Flynn visit ‘Dark Places’” (8/2/15)

The Hollywood Reporter: Writer Roundtable: Chris Rock, Gillian Flynn on Their ‘Perfect Movies,’ ‘Gone Girl’ Backlash and Unhappy Endings” (11/6/14)

CBS Sunday Morning: ​A talk with ‘Gone Girl’ author Gillian Flynn” (10/5/14)

Today Show: Gillian Flynn loved ‘fiddling with’ ‘Gone Girl’ for film” (9/26/14)

Good Morning America: ​‘Gone Girl’ Author Talks Movie Details” (4/28/14)

CBS This Morning: ​‘Gone Girl’ author Gillian Flynn explores the ‘dark side of marriage’” (7/26/12)

NPR All Things Considered: ​The Marriage Is The Real Mystery In ‘Gone Girl’” (6/5/12)


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