Gone Girl

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US hardcover, 1st edition.

Gone Girl is a mystery novel by Gillian Flynn, first published on 2012-06-05. The book was so popular, it was adapted to film in 2015. The story revolves around Nick Dunne who comes home to discover his wife Amy Elliott Dunne is missing, apparently due to abduction. Nick tries to figure out what happened to her while the police have him as their number one suspect. Backstory is filled in with alternating chapters from his wife's personal journal entries which detail their initial meeting, relationship, marriage, and descent into troubles and fighting.

While searching for a new audio book written by a woman, I saw this title and remembered hearing that it book did very well, so I gave it a shot.


I do not own this book, but I am listening to an audio book.



  • Interweaving the present investigation happening to Nick with past events from Amy's diary was an interesting format. It allowed the reader to compare Amy's evolving opinion of their relationship to Nick's current view.


  • Nick and Amy are both dull characters. They each have some good traits, but, overall, Nick is selfish and inattentive, and Amy is naive and privileged. They're not awful, but they're not interesting either. I never really cared if Amy was alive or dead or if Nick was guilty or innocent.