Stephanie Rische

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Book of the Month Club: Announcing the Selection for May May 7, 2013

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First of all, congratulations to Luann for winning the free book for April’s book discussion!

 And the book of the month for May is…Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. (Thanks to brother-in-law Nate for the suggestion!)

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Here’s the description of the book, taken from Gillian’s site:

 

Marriage can be a real killer. One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. As the Washington Post proclaimed, her work “draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.” Gone Girl’s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit with deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn.

 

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. Husband-of-the-Year Nick Dunne isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but hearing from Amy through flashbacks in her diary reveal the perky 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—bit 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. With his twin sister Margo at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was left in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?

 

Employing her trademark razor-sharp writing and assured psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her stats as one of the hottest writers around.

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{Remember: I’ll send a free book to one randomly selected commenter!}

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4 Responses to “Book of the Month Club: Announcing the Selection for May”

  1. pastelhell Says:

    Oh my goodness! Gillian Flynn is a literary mastermind! Her other two books Sharp Objects and Dark Places blew my mind. Please enter me 🙂 I’d love for a chance to win.

  2. Nikki Says:

    This sounds really interesting! I’m going to have to check it out. Nate has great taste in books, so I know it must be good!

  3. JenX Says:

    New to your blog, but looking forward to reading more and engaging (came here after reading your excellent Alzheimer’s article on Christianity Today). Our neighborhood book club read “Gone Girl” for April and the consensus was one word: “disturbing”! But I personally loved the author’s device of alternating the perspective of the narration, so you saw the same event through different character’s points of view (trying not to give anything away for those who haven’t read it yet). Looking forward to seeing what you will do for June!

    • I’m so glad you found me here, JenX! Yes, I agree about the alternating narration–it made for a suspenseful read. Looking forward to hearing more of your thoughts on Friday! Thanks again for stopping by.


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