Holly Forester, June 22, 2013
This book was just way too much fun – and I mean that in a good way. I’m taking a leisurely drive down the garden path of the story, when BAM – right in the middle it makes a u-turn and we are on the damn highway doing 90 miles an hour (commonly referred to as a plot twist). Sweet Mother of Mercy!
Elizabeth, December 3, 2012
Quite simply, this is one of the best novels of the year. It's a thriller in the best tradition of Alfred Hitchcock and layered with brilliantly written characters; it's the kind of book that's nearly impossible to put down.
Peter Bryant, April 30, 2013
Gone Girl is a thriller, but it's a slow burn. Flynn strings you along. She doles out just enough information to make you think you've figured things out before she hits you with another "GOTCHA!" revelation that changes everything. And she saves the biggest gotcha of all for the end, which is shocking in its subtlety. The way it ends puts the final seal on what a truly sick relationship Nick and Amy had The path is twisted, disturbing, and sometimes horrifying. It's also irresistible.
Carol Memmott, USA Today, June 22, 2012
Flynn tells this dark story by alternating first-person accounts from Amy and Nick. What you'll find within their sides of the story will astound readers who will roll over, look at their mate and wonder "Who are you, really?"
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Janet Maslin, The New York Times, May 29, 2012
It is wily, mercurial, subtly layered and populated by characters so well imagined that they’re hard to part with — even if, as in Amy’s case, they are already departed.
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Amy Gutman, The Chicago Tribune, July 28, 2012
What Gone Girl lacks in realism, it more than makes up for in inventiveness and narrative bravura. Within this single novel, there are many warring stories: The stories Nick and Amy tell about themselves, the stories they tell each other. The stories others tell about them, and the stories they tell about each other. What's at stake is not simply factual truth but something more profound: Who holds the final power to write the story of the life this toxic couple shares.