June 2012 Indie Next List
“Told from the alternating perspectives of Amy and Nick whose marriage is falling apart in small-town Missouri, this is first a story of perfect young love in Manhattan, followed by its slow disintegration after both partners lose their jobs and move to Nick's hometown to help his family through his mother's terminal illness. When Amy disappears, who is innocent and who is guilty? Slowly, each spouse's lies and deceptions are laid bare until the real foundation of their relationship is revealed. A tale reminiscent of Scott Turow, with a veneer of crazy all its own!”
— Susan Taylor, Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany, NY
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?
About the Author
Gillian Flynn est nee a Kansas City dans le Missouri. Apres des etudes d'anglais et de journalisme, elle rejoint l'equipe d'"Entertainment Weekly", un magazine specialise dans le cinema pour lequel elle travaillera pendant dix ans. Elle publie en 2007 son premier roman, "Sur ma peau", qui a ete recompense par plusieurs prix litteraires - dont, fait unique dans l'histoire, deux Britain's Dagger Award. Publiee dans plus de vingt-cinq pays, Gillian Flynn est considere par la critique comme l'une des voix les plus originales du thriller contemporain. Son troisieme livre, "Les Apparences", a connu un succes hors norme en France comme a l'etranger.
Julia Whelan, a former child actress best known for her award-winning work on ABC's "Once and Again", has won multiple "AudioFile" Earphones Awards and was named one of "AudioFile" magazine's Best Voices of 2010. Her "flawless" narration of Jandy Nelson's "The Sky Is Everywhere" earned a place in the first round of 2011 Grammy nominations for Best Spoken Word Album.
Kirby Heyborne, an accomplished actor, musician, and comedian, has received a number of "AudioFile" Earphones Awards and has narrated such titles as "Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist" by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, "Black Swan Green" by David Mitchell, and "The Genius" by Jesse Kellerman.