Author bio

Gillian Flynn

Gillian Flynn - book author

Gillian Flynn is an American author and television critic for Entertainment Weekly. She has so far written three novels, Sharp Objects, for which she won the 2007 Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for the best thriller; Dark Places; and her best-selling third novel Gone Girl.

Her book has received wide praise, including from authors such as Stephen King. The dark plot revolves around a serial killer in a Missouri town, and the reporter who has returned from Chicago to cover the event. Themes include dysfunctional families,violence and self-harm.

In 2007 the novel was shortlisted for the Mystery Writers of America Edgar for Best First Novel by an American Writer, Crime Writers' Association Duncan Lawrie, CWA New Blood and Ian Fleming Steel Daggers, winning in the last two categories.

Flynn, who lives in Chicago, grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. She graduated at the University of Kansas, and qualified for a Master's degree from Northwestern University.

Review Quotes:
"Gillian Flynn is the real deal, a sharp, acerbic, and compelling storyteller with a knack for the macabre."
–Stephen King

Gillian Flynn is the author of books: Gone Girl, Dark Places, Sharp Objects, The Grownup, The Complete Gillian Flynn: Gone Girl, Dark Places, Sharp Objects, The Novels of Gillian Flynn: Sharp Objects, Dark Places, L'amore bugiardo - La versione di Nick, ゴーン・ガール〔上〕, ゴーン・ガール〔下〕, L'amore bugiardo - La versione di Amy


Author books

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Marriage can be a real killer.

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 from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. 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?

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 in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?

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

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. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that 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 and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn.

Source: gillian-flynn.com
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From The #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Of Gone Girl

Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in “The Satan Sacrifice" of Kinnakee, Kansas. She survived—and famously testified that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, the Kill Club—a secret secret society obsessed with notorious crimes—locates Libby and pumps her for details. They hope to discover proof that may free Ben. Libby hopes to turn a profit off her tragic history: She’ll reconnect with the players from that night and report her findings to the club—for a fee. As Libby’s search takes her from shabby Missouri strip clubs to abandoned Oklahoma tourist towns, the unimaginable truth emerges, and Libby finds herself right back where she started—on the run from a killer.
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Librarian's Note: this is an alternate cover edition - ISBN 10: 0307341550 (ISBN 13: 9780307341556)

Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. For years, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family's Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims—a bit too strongly. Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story—and survive this homecoming.
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A canny young woman is struggling to survive by perpetrating various levels of mostly harmless fraud. On a rainy April morning, she is reading auras at Spiritual Palms when Susan Burke walks in. A keen observer of human behavior, our unnamed narrator immediately diagnoses beautiful, rich Susan as an unhappy woman eager to give her lovely life a drama injection. However, when the "psychic" visits the eerie Victorian home that has been the source of Susan's terror and grief, she realizes she may not have to pretend to believe in ghosts anymore. Miles, Susan's teenage stepson, doesn't help matters with his disturbing manner and grisly imagination. The three are soon locked in a chilling battle to discover where the evil truly lurks and what, if anything, can be done to escape it.

“The Grownup,” originally appeared as “What Do You Do?” in George R. R. Martin’s Rogues anthology.
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"Gillian Flynn is the real deal, a sharp, acerbic, and compelling storyteller with a knack for the macabre." —Stephen King

This exclusive ebook collection brings together the three novels from bestselling author Gillian Flynn. A #1 New York Times bestseller, Gone Girl is an unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that Flynn’s 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 and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn. Flynn’s second novel, Dark Places, is an intricately orchestrated thriller that ravages a family's past to unearth the truth behind a horrifying crime. A New York Times bestseller and Weekend Today Top Summer Read, Dark Places solidified Flynn’s status as one of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time. In Sharp Objects, Flynn’s debut novel, a young journalist returns home to cover a dark assignment—and to face her own damaged family history. With its taut, crafted writing, Sharp Objects is addictive, haunting, and unforgettable.
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"Gillian Flynn is the real deal, a sharp, acerbic, and compelling storyteller with a knack for the macabre." —Stephen King

This collection, available exclusively as an ebook, brings together the first two novels of Gillian Flynn, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Gone Girl. In Sharp Objects, Flynn’s debut novel, a young journalist returns home to cover a dark assignment—and to face her own damaged family history. With its taut, crafted writing, Sharp Objects is addictive, haunting, and unforgettable. Flynn’s second novel, Dark Places, is an intricately orchestrated thriller that ravages a family's past to unearth the truth behind a horrifying crime. A New York Times bestseller and Weekend Today Top Summer Read, Dark Places solidified Flynn’s status as one of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time.
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Si può mai dire di conoscere davvero qualcuno? Nick e Amy sono la coppia perfetta. Ma a volte l'apparenza inganna. Come ti comporteresti se tua moglie sparisse nel nulla? Come reagiresti se tutti pensassero che non sei il marito ideale?
Raccontato dalle due voci alternate di Nick e Amy, “L’amore bugiardo”, il thriller di Gillian Flynn è una straordinaria incursione nel lato oscuro del matrimonio, costruita su una sequenza di colpi di scena mozzafiato. Con quasi due milioni di copie vendute in pochi mesi nei soli Stati Uniti, è diventato il caso editoriale dell’anno.
La versione di Nick è un ebook gratuito che contiene:
-il primo capitolo de “L’amore bugiardo”
-un articolo dell’autrice “Come si scrive un romanzo. Nella testa di Gillian Flynn”
-alcune recensioni dei lettori americani, tradotte in italiano.


L’amore bugiardo è un thriller che annienterà ogni vostra certezza: disponibile in esclusiva ebook a partire dal 13 dicembre. Da gennaio 2013 anche in libreria.
La trama del romanzo:
Nick e Amy, giovani e brillanti, due metà di una coppia invidiabile, sono tornati nel Missouri dopo aver perso il lavoro e la casa a New York. Adattarsi alla vita di provincia e alle ristrettezze dopo un'esistenza piena di agio e spensieratezza è difficile per entrambi, soprattutto per la viziata, capricciosa Amy. Il giorno del loro quinto anniversario di matrimonio, con la casa piena di regali da scartare, Amy sparisce. Ben presto i sospetti della polizia ricadono su Nick, che non sembra il marito ideale che tutti pensavano: forse ha una relazione con una sua studentessa, è privo di alibi e non sa spiegare le tracce di sangue rimaste sul pavimento della cucina, così come numerosi altri dettagli. In più, il diario segreto tenuto da Amy con precisione maniacale sembra rivelare tutta una serie di violenze psicologiche e fisiche subite durante il matrimonio, ma sarà vero? Nick nega tutto, e per difendersi, avvia un'indagine parallela. Se, come giura, non ha ucciso Amy, allora lei dov'è? E perché? A chi dei due bisogna credere?
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ニックは34歳、ニューヨークで雑誌のライターをしていたが、電子書籍の隆盛で仕事を失い、2年前に妻エイミーとともに故郷ミズーリ州の田舎町に帰ってきた。しかし、両親ともに高名な童話作家で、その人気児童文学シリーズのモデルでもあったニューヨーク育ちのエイミーにとって、この田舎町での生活は決して満足するものではなかった。
 そんななか、結婚5周年の記念日にエイミーが突如謎の失踪を遂げる。家には争った形跡があり、確かなアリバイのないニックに容疑がかけられる。次々とニックに不利な事実が浮上するなか、彼はみずから妻探しを始めるが、その一方で何かを隠すかのように嘘を重ねるのだった……。
 ニックの語る結婚生活と、交互に挿入されるエイミーの日記。夫婦双方の言い分からなるふたつの物語が重なるとき――。大胆な仕掛けと息苦しいほどの緻密さで描写される夫婦のリアルな愛憎劇、やがて浮かび上がる衝撃の真実とは――。
09
ニックは34歳、ニューヨークで雑誌のライターをしていたが、電子書籍の隆盛で仕事を失い、2年前に妻エイミーとともに故郷ミズーリ州の田舎町に帰ってきた。しかし、両親ともに高名な童話作家で、その人気児童文学シリーズのモデルでもあったニューヨーク育ちのエイミーにとって、この田舎町での生活は決して満足するものではなかった。
 そんななか、結婚5周年の記念日にエイミーが突如謎の失踪を遂げる。家には争った形跡があり、確かなアリバイのないニックに容疑がかけられる。次々とニックに不利な事実が浮上するなか、彼はみずから妻探しを始めるが、その一方で何かを隠すかのように嘘を重ねるのだった……。
 ニックの語る結婚生活と、交互に挿入されるエイミーの日記。夫婦双方の言い分からなるふたつの物語が重なるとき――。大胆な仕掛けと息苦しいほどの緻密さで描写される夫婦のリアルな愛憎劇、やがて浮かび上がる衝撃の真実とは――。