Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read
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?
There are two sides to every story...This is THE US No. 1 bestselling novel that everyone is talking about... Includes Reading Group Notes.
Longlisted for 2013 Women's Prize for Fiction (formerly Orange Prize longlist)
Gillian Flynn's first novel Sharp Objects was the winner of two CWA DAGGERS, and was shortlisted for the GOLD DAGGER and for an EDGAR. She lives in Chicago with her husband.