Gillian Flynn

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U.S. Embassy Literature Series

Gilian Flynn, Gone Girl   (Gone Girl – Das perfekte Opfer)

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick Dunne’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. 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? As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love.                                                                   

Gillian Flynn, born 1971, is an American author and former television critic for Entertainment Weekly. She grew up in Kansas City and worked as a journalist for the San Francisco Examiner and U.S. News & World Report.  So far, she has published three novels: Sharp Objects (2006), Dark Places(2009), and Gone Girl (2012).