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THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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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Gone Girl
Average rating
4 / 5
Makes a better movie
November 19th, 2015
Flynn's writing style is so cinematic, you wonder why she didn't choose to be a filmmaker instead.
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Interesting
November 4th, 2015
I hated both characters very much in the beginning, and nearly stopped reading. The intrigue kept me going up until the second part of the book, at which point the characters become much more interesting. I am glad I finished it.
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Gone girl
November 2nd, 2015
Great book. Must read. Keeps you interested to the end. Read it before you see the movie. Never know what's going to happen next.
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Gripping
October 19th, 2015
Enjoyable and twisted. We'll detailed and delivered. Hard to put down. Hard to know who to like or dislike. Loved it.
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A real page turner
October 18th, 2015
I really enjoy a good mystery and Gone Girl delivers! This book had me cheering for the protagonist in the beginning but then I wanted to shake him by the end and yell "Are you out of your mind?!!" Was not able to put it down. Well worth the time!
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Gone girl.
September 17th, 2015
Starts bit slow then it picks up really great but then it became to a great disappointment towards the ending. Ending should of been better.
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Gone Girl
September 8th, 2015
At first, it reads like a rehash of the Scott Peterson murder story. Then the twist start coming making the book hard to put down. If you like psychogical thrillers, then this is a good read!
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Loved it
August 23rd, 2015
Absolutely loved this book. The shocking twists are very unexpected and the two point of view writing was very well done I would recommend this book to anyone
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Awesome!!
August 22nd, 2015
Could not put it down! Love the writting style. A book that made me go "whaaaat!?!?!" Worth read for sure!
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1 review
loved it
July 16th, 2015
I really enjoyed this. It was a quick read because I couldn't put it down! Loved how twisted it was.
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1 review
Good story, bad ending
June 30th, 2015
I loved each and every part of the story, from the lies to the love, but man was the ending ever horrible! I pray there will be a book to follow.
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1 review
Great
June 15th, 2015
Loved it Kept me wanting more and the story just keeps you hooked from the very first chapter. well written!
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Excellent read.
May 29th, 2015
This plot is full of so many delightful twists and turns, I can't even begin to describe. Mind = blown! Helps that it was written so beautifully too.
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Loved this book
May 27th, 2015
Could not put it down! Love her writing style. Cant wait to read her other books! Keeps you guessing
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Gone girl
May 4th, 2015
Kept hearing how good this book was . I waited till i was on vacation to buy and read this book.A simple and what Í call easy read.did not live up to the hype 5out of ten
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1 review
Good
April 21st, 2015
Good read. I wish I read it before watching the movie. They are very similar so you wont be disappointed if you did already watch the movie
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Good until it wasn't
April 16th, 2015
I liked the story until the ending which i found to be rather disapointing. I felt that the writer could have gone in a direction that would nicely wrap up the story and leave the reader satisfied. A sense of justice. But instead it ended abruptly and left me wondering what the point was. Other then that i found that the pace was rather nice and i liked the little twists through out the story.
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Great
April 10th, 2015
Very good lots of twists and turns in this book. Nice short. Chapters make it hard to put down. A smart book.
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1 review
Don't waste your time
April 3rd, 2015
Everyone went crazy for this book and i simply cannot understand why. It was well written, the author is a good writer. However, the plot line was too disturbing to enjoy this novel. The time spent reading this book is time in my life i will never get back.
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1 review
Ok, not great
March 26th, 2015
Just too many twists... No one gets away that long, with that many permutations... Finished, just to finish it.
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Dee Dee Simpson
March 21st, 2015
I found this novel to capture my imagination right away. I loved how the two different characters took turns revealing their thoughts as you went along.
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Yawnnnnnn.
March 12th, 2015
Least tragic thing ever. You want tragic? Go see cars 2 or fuzzy caterpiller.___________ _ ____
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Gone Girl
March 7th, 2015
One of the worst books I have ever read...two unlikable characters in a sociopathic setting with a very unsatisfying ending.
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Stupid ending
March 4th, 2015
The book started off really slow and picked up a little just to build you up to a MAJOR disappointment. I don't even want to watch the movie.
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Disappointing
March 3rd, 2015
I always read before bed. I had heard good things about this book but I stuggled to read more than a few pages before it put me to sleep!
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Fantastic!
February 21st, 2015
Loved this book! I couldn't put it down. It kept you salavating for more. Something always new popped up in the story and kept you wanting more to read.
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1 review
not good
February 19th, 2015
I thought the book was terrible it is the worst book I ever read..the only reason I am giving this book a star is because they won't let me continue unless I rate it....
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Gone Girl
February 16th, 2015
At first I had a hard time getting last the first few chapters. I found it boring and it felt like it went on and on. However, as soon as we got to where Nick finds all the stuff in the shed, then it starts getting real interesting. Gone Girl keeps you captivated to the point that with every page turned, you can hardly wait to see what's going to happen next. I found myself at the edge of my seat always anticipating her next move and she never disappointed! It was a great read and highly recommended!
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Gone Girl
February 13th, 2015
I thought this was a riveting read. Twists and turns...right til the end. Can't wait to see the movie.
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Gone Girl
February 13th, 2015
Great book with lots of surprise twists..Book is much better than the movie.
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Gone Girl
February 9th, 2015
I have ever read Thrillers before, but this one tempted me. I went from hating one main character to hating the other main character to hating them both. I may try other of Flynn's books
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Second Time
February 7th, 2015
Loved it the secondtime as much as the first. Excellent writing carried u through the book. Crazy marriage!!!
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One of the worse book ever ...
February 7th, 2015
I really tried to enjoy it but after 190 pages it was just too boring ... the story is kind of empty and not interesting at all from my perspective... I do not remember the last time I've drop a book previously to this one... Won't read an other book from this author.
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Bone chilling
February 1st, 2015
At the end i felt it was only a matter of time before they killed each oher. What a creepy situation to raise a child in.
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Gone girl
January 31st, 2015
Quite intriguing. Just when you thought nick was getting out the story took an abrupt change and leaves you hanging
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Addictive
January 30th, 2015
Alot of suspense...kept you wanting to read more. Not thrilled about the ending but all in all great read.
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1 review
It was ok. Far from the best Ive read.
January 27th, 2015
Took awhile to get interesting and I didnt like the ending. Maybe the movie will be better. Just had enough of Amy's antics.
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Gone girl
January 27th, 2015
Not my best read, figured out early in the book what was happening. Did not really grab my attention.
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Gone Girl
January 27th, 2015
It took a long time to get into the story and when you did, there were too many twists and turns. I just wanted the book to be over.
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1 review
Did not like it.
January 27th, 2015
I did not get into this book until the middle. Liked it then, but then felt cheated by the ending. Seemed like author had no clue how end this book.
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Hmmmmm
January 26th, 2015
Well, I certainly think Amy is right when she calls herself a bitch - she truly is. I can't recall ever disliking a character SO much. I'd use the word "hate" but it is a word I dislike using. As for the book - I picked it up due to the movie hype (which I doubt I'll see) and once begun couldn't put it down! An excellent read, which I would heartily recommend!!
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4 of 5 people found this helpful
Great read
January 22nd, 2015
Great story. A little slow start but once you're into the book it's a page turner. Great twist. Worth the read.
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1 review
Dissappointed
January 20th, 2015
The end was way to subtle and boring,the movie ending was even more dissappointing than the book.too bad,it was a good read, but leaves you so pissed off at the end
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1 review
Nice read
January 20th, 2015
Easy to follow, but a very surprising ending. I am anxious to see the movie. Suspense until the end. Would recommend.
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Good read!
January 19th, 2015
Good read. I was a little disapointed at how fast the end came it seemed a little bit rushed..but other than that..really enjoyed thus book.
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Gone gitl
January 18th, 2015
Did not like the start of the book but kept reading and could not put it down. The ending left you hanging.
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Gone Girl
January 16th, 2015
Found it difficult to follow the timelines between the major characters. Might be good as a movie but couldn't get into the book.
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Great book.
January 12th, 2015
Better then the movie but they always are. Found the start a bit slow. Would definitely recommend. Enjoy!
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Good read
January 11th, 2015
My first Gillian Flynn book. I like her writing style, effortlessly brining through the mood of the characters. The story had me on the edge of my seat...couldn't put it down.
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Addictive!
January 7th, 2015
This is one of those books that you just can't put down until its finished. Its an easy read but the story grabs a hold of you and takes you on a crazy ride. You will never guess how it ends.
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Crazy!
January 7th, 2015
This book was amazing! I actually had a hard time putting it down. Yet at the same time, I had an extremely hard time wrapping my head around it, even knowing it was a fiction novel! I definitely suggest this go on your "books to read" list!
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Good
January 6th, 2015
Fabulous read looking forward to reading more by Gillian Flynn Loved how the story changed with unexpected twists and turns
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The ending???
January 6th, 2015
Absolutely loved loved loved this book!!! incredible main characters! really exciting and page-turning! but a very disappointing ending!
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Excellent!
January 5th, 2015
Very good read, couldnt put it down until it was finished. Movie was pretty good also. Can't wait to read more from Gilliam Flynn.
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The book is always better than the movie
January 5th, 2015
Absolutely loved the constant twists and guessing. Disappointed I watched the movie before reading the book.
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Awesome
December 31st, 2014
Totally unpredictable. I couldn't put it down. Remarkable. I hope the movie did this book justice. I see a bright future for G. Flynn.
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Gone girli
December 29th, 2014
Story line was good but it took to long building it. I felt the story drifted away from its main story line many times, and you lost your way in minute details. I did like the twist ending. I guess another novel is being wrtten.
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Gone
December 28th, 2014
It was a bit too long, but did have some surprising twists and turns. I would another book from Gillian Flynn.
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What's the fuss?
December 25th, 2014
I really didn't enjoy this book. I fund it to be predictable, and I felt there was no real connection to the characters.
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Gone Girl
December 25th, 2014
I saw the film first, deliberately, so as not to be disappointed by the necessarily shallower treatment necessary to a screen play. Fantastic production full of great twists and turns. One month later, started the book. Richer, fuller, more character development. Great value in either medium!
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Great mystery/thriller
December 23rd, 2014
Was on the edge of my seat throughout the entire novel. Pacing is perfect, never getting stale or slow. Flynn's prose is engaging without becoming the focus of the novel. She does a fantastic job of giving both narrators distinct voices. The only real complaint I have is the somewhat abrupt ending.
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7 of 11 people found this helpful
Gone Girl
December 21st, 2014
Excellent story! One of the best I have read in while! Will certainly read more from this author in the near future.
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1 review
Interest and intrigue
December 21st, 2014
If you are looking for something to keep you up at night wondering this is the book for you. A little crazy and a little freaky all at the same time!
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2 of 4 people found this helpful
Great suspense
December 17th, 2014
A bit of a slow start, but after a couple of chapters in, I could barely put it down. Some messed up characters, good twists. The ending was totally unpredictable. Would have loved a different ending but at the same time really liked how unpredictable it was.
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Fantastic
December 15th, 2014
Very good, loved most of it, ending could have been better but overall awesome. Amy was an interesting character, I somehow felt I could relate to her. This book definitely makes you think
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Gone Girl
December 12th, 2014
For me, it was a page turner. Both characters are likeable and unlikeable at the same time. I liked the way the author changes the narration from one character to the other. A great read.
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Gone Girl
December 9th, 2014
Long read! Lots of plot twist & well defined characters. The pace of the story was a little slow for my taste but it was still very clever.
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GONE GIRL
December 5th, 2014
Lots of twists, but a very abrupt ending. Over all not a bad read. A good sunday book with a glass of wine.
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Loved it
November 17th, 2014
It sticks in your brain and niggles away at you after you've put it down. I love that in a book.
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Gone girl
November 14th, 2014
Loved it! Literally kept me guessing until the end!
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WTF
November 14th, 2014
Honestly one of the best books I've read until the last couple chapters. I loved the use of the diary to see both sides of the story. It was very well written and from a very interesting point of view. It was captivating and sparked every emotion imaginable. But the ending...WTF. I'm angry...
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Gone Girl
November 14th, 2014
And now I can watch the movie :) it was a good read!
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Gone Girl
November 13th, 2014
An okay read, ending left me with no closure
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1 review
Not bad
November 11th, 2014
Good story. Unlikeable characters.
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1 review
I want to see the movie now!
November 7th, 2014
A different writing style that I truly enjoy.
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1 review
So good!
November 6th, 2014
Fastest book I've read in a long time. I could not put it down.
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Gone Girl
November 5th, 2014
Unnecessarily long and dragged out, shallow and formulaic plotting and character development. See the movie instead, I hear it's good.
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Very interesting
November 3rd, 2014
The story describes the realistic marriage between Nick and Amy. By showing their different point of view in their own voice, this story success to build thrills to readers. http://www.store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/gone-girl-1 1-222-333-4444 681 593 224
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Un-put-down-able twists and turns
November 1st, 2014
I’m not a suspense reader, but I couldn’t ignore a dear book friend’s recommendation about this one, which also is on many lists of Best Books for 2012. Gone Girl’s main premise is that Amy, Nick’s wife, disappears on their fifth wedding anniversary. But the book is about so much more, which I won’t even try to describe for fear of giving anything away. It’s so well written that it’s effortless to read, and you probably won’t want to stop until you get to the end. That’s the part that bothered me. Although it is credible to the story, I had/have a hard time believing it. Or maybe it’s more that I have a problem liking it. ;)
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A must add to anyone's library
October 31st, 2014
This book is the epitome of a twisted plot with so many wicked twists and turns that you go from siding with the narrator and then questioning absolutely everything by the middle. The ending is so completely unpredictable and the characters so fascinating, you can't help but hold your breathe and question all of your preconceived ideas of what you thought would play out. A must read!
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Gone Girl
October 31st, 2014
This was a who done it. Really kept me guessing.
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Basketcase
October 31st, 2014
The book that everyone loves to hate. It is book is dark and witty. The end is soo much fun and twisted, it will leave you wanting more for sure. Being inside the killer's mind is amazing.
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Cry, and cry...and then cry some more
October 31st, 2014
Due to the hype with the movie, I decided to try to read the book before hand, and boy was I glad! You will go through this book in hours...it's one of those that although you know you will cry at the end, you can't wait to know more. The story of Hazel and Augustus, it's heart warming and heart-breaking. Must read.
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Amazing
October 30th, 2014
Gillian Flynn does a great job at showing us the mind of a true killer! What I truly love about this book is that we know exactly what the killer is thinking.
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2/3
October 30th, 2014
This book has 3 parts. The first 2 were gripping and intensely addicting, with your interest shifting appropriately between characters. Part 3, was indeed a fair and justified ending, unfortunately it was also anticlimactic.
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Gone girl
October 29th, 2014
Great writing. Great suspense. Twists. Fast read. But....not crazy about her ending! No closure really.. Leaves you hanging, do their better be a part II!!!
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Bad people
October 26th, 2014
They are both bad people. They deserve each other!
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Gone Girl
October 25th, 2014
Anticlimactic, but maybe left that way for sequel.
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An excellent story
October 23rd, 2014
A missing wife, a guilty looking husband and diary entries; that is how the mystery evolves. Well worth the long read!
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Amazing
October 23rd, 2014
This story had me on the ropes and really hooked me from beginning to the end. Although the ending is pretty messed up and confusing, i recommend it all the same.
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Gone Girl
October 20th, 2014
Excellent read can not wait to see the movie
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Gone girl
October 19th, 2014
That ending really sucked.
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Utterly disappointed
October 19th, 2014
While reading this book, I was excited to discover what would come next. This whole book was well thought out and delivered the plot in a way that kept me interested. I just can't believe that ending. I cannot remember the last time I have ever been so disappointed with how a book ended. I feel like I have been duped.
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1 review
Solid title.
October 19th, 2014
It's a pretty good book with a pretty lame ending. But a good book nevertheless.
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Gone Girl
October 17th, 2014
I didn't like this book.
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Gone Girl
October 17th, 2014
I am honesty not sure about this book. It was drug out, and drug out and I hate the ending.
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Gone Girl
October 17th, 2014
Great story and fabulous writing. Ending was a bit disappointing though.
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Gone girl
October 16th, 2014
No movie can do this justice. I couldn't put it down!,,
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Gone Girl
October 16th, 2014
Could not put this book down!
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3 of 5 people found this helpful
Gone girl
October 15th, 2014
A very good read... I am off to see the move in the near future and I hope the movie lives up to the movie... Because the book was a real page turner. I will definitely be reading more books by Gilliam Flynn. Hope y They are as good as GONE GILR!!!
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