Gone Girl, a psychological thriller written by Gillian Flynn, tells the story of a young couple, Nick and Amy Dunne, whose marriage is put to the test when Amy goes missing on their fifth wedding anniversary. As the investigation into her disappearance deepens, the cracks in their seemingly perfect relationship begin to show and the reader is taken on a twisting and turning journey full of twists and turns as the true nature of their marriage is revealed.
At the heart of the novel is the question of whether or not Nick is responsible for Amy's disappearance. As the story unfolds, it becomes clear that Nick and Amy's relationship was far from perfect and that they both harbored secrets and had issues that contributed to the breakdown of their marriage. Nick is a struggling writer who is struggling to make ends meet while Amy is a successful journalist who comes from a wealthy and privileged background.
As the search for Amy intensifies, the media becomes fixated on the case and Nick becomes the prime suspect in her disappearance. The public and the media paint him as a heartless, calculating killer, and Nick finds himself fighting to clear his name while also trying to find out what really happened to Amy.
Throughout the novel, Flynn masterfully weaves together multiple narrative threads, including flashbacks to Nick and Amy's past, present-day events, and diary entries from Amy, to create a complex and multi-faceted portrait of their marriage. The reader is left to decide for themselves what really happened to Amy and whether or not Nick is guilty.
Gone Girl is a compelling and thought-provoking novel that keeps the reader guessing until the very end. Flynn's writing is sharp and clever, and she has a talent for creating complex, flawed characters that are both relatable and fascinating. It is a novel that will leave you questioning the true nature of relationships and the depths that people are capable of sinking to in order to protect themselves and their own interests.
Gone Girl Summary
At one point, she jumps up and drops her fanny pack full of money. He makes sure that Andie hasn't said anything to anybody about her affair with Nick or that he has mentioned wanting to divorce Amy. But your spouse never sees those warts really until you get deeper into the marriage and let yourself unwind a bit. It is also revealed by Amy's supposed best friend from the neighborhood, Noelle Hawthorne, that Amy was pregnant, which Nick was unaware of. Nick convincingly comes off as remorseful for the affair, but he insists that he did not kill his wife.
Nick rushes home and finds that his wife is gone. THEN I got invested in the story, THEN I cared. Dear god, just think of the monster spawn destined to be raised by this couple from hell! For me to pick up on that means it's excessive and adds nothing to the story. . Consequently, the media starts analyzing Nick.
Amy is nowhere to be found. The impression we got of him in different parts of the book are like impressions we get from other people in real life. Nick goes to New York City to find Tanner Bolt Tyler Perry , a lawyer specializing in tough, high-profile cases who has been following Nick's story in the media. As days pass, detectives uncover more and more evidence which cause Nick to look more and more suspicious: there are signs of blood loss on the kitchen floor, evidence of marital problems, and expensive credit card transactions in Nick's name, which he swears he didn't make. To make matters worse, Nick and Margo's mother Maureen Cyd Strittmatter has been diagnosed with breast cancer, forcing Nick and Amy to move back to his hometown in Missouri.
. Amy killed Nick and is pulling off a fabulous feat of transgender impersonation until page 322 when all will be revealed. But in the world where the murderer is always the husband. Stasio might not realize it but, she has taken away the only pleasure one could have from reading this novel. When questioned about his whereabouts, he explains that he left the house at 7:30 am, went to the beach for a few hours, and then arrived at the bar around noon.
Retrieved December 31, 2014. As Emma Teitel puts it, "The competing narration is evidence that marriage is a mystery unto itself, with or without a missing person's case" 64. Nick drives him back to the facility. This is particularly true of Nick, who is far from being a prince on a white horse or perfect in any other way. Nick agrees to the interview—and, knowing that Amy is out there listening, decides to use the opportunity to tell his wife exactly what she wants to hear. I beleive those who say this book isn't for mature teens is severely underestimating all teenagers and their capacity for understanding and knowledge. He goes into the living room and sees a table flipped over and the glass top is shattered on the floor.
Although Nick lies to the police a few times, one accepts his insecurity as a normal flaw. Losing your cushy New York job? They are later seen in bed with her lying on her back in her underwear and him performing oral sex on her. Diary Amy makes him look like a variation of the prince on a white horse by painting him as a nice and flirty man. Fifty Shades trilogy, the biggest literary phenomenon of 2012. Nick, Detective Boney, and Go know she is lying but have no proof. Present Day When questioned about this "clue", Nick says Amy always prepares a treasure hunt for their anniversary.
Retrieved December 6, 2014. Amy writes that earlier this morning, Nick was stroking her hair. A young woman, Andie Fitzgerald Emily Ratajkowski , comes in and starts kissing Nick. Her recollection of their anniversary treasure hunts are much more positive. He gives Nick the contact information of Tommy O'Hara Amy's second boyfriend, who was charged with sexual assault so that Nick can ask him questions.
The second clue mentions a brown house, but tells the detective that he doesn't understand it. I thought I would love it more. Andie goes on a talk show and tells the story of their affair at the same time that Nick confesses to his infidelity during a separate interview. I gestured to the twine, the hacked hair, the dried blood. What is consistent, however, is the sheer readability of this story, the page-turner quality of it, and the pretty decent writing throughout the book. The reporters and neighbors are shocked and begin clamoring around Nick and Amy as she walks up to him. NICK DUNNE Where is Amy? Nick later books an interview on TV with Sharon Schieber Sela Ward to tell his side of the story.
I keep thinking about it. If you have not finished reading Gone Girl,we respectfully suggest that you wait before reviewing this guide. While extremely popular, Gone Girl has also been controversial, in particular raising accusations of misogyny. She even bought a gun for protection in case he hurt her. He is an angry and misogynistic man and Nick has always been afraid of resembling him. He has no alibi for the time spent at the beach. Retrieved October 2, 2019.