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"Gillian Flynn is the real deal, a sharp, acerbic, and compelling storyteller with a knack for the macabre." --Stephen KingThis 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.
Libby Day was just seven years old when her older brother massacred her family while she hid in a cupboard. Her evidence helped put him away. Ever since then she has been drifting, surviving for over twenty years on the proceeds of the 'Libby Day fund'. But now the money is running out and Libby is desperate. When she is offered $500 to do a guest appearance, she feels she has to accept. But this is no ordinary gathering. The Kill Club is a group of true-crime obsessives who share information on notorious murders, and they think her brother Ben is innocent. It is 2 January 1985 - the day of the murders. Ben is a social misfit, ground down by the small-town farming community in which he lives. His family is extremely poor, and his father Runner is violent, gambles and disappears for months on end. But Ben does have a girlfriend - a brooding heavy metal fan called Diondra. Through her, Ben becomes involved with drugs and the dark arts. When the town suddenly turns against him, his thoughts turn black. But is he capable of murder?In a brilliantly interwoven plot, Gillian Flynn keeps the reader balanced on a knife-edge, as Libby delves into her family's past and Ben spirals towards destruction.
Who are you? What have we done to each other? These are the questions Nick Dunne finds himself asking on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. <P><P>The police suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they weren't made by him. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife?
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. 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. 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.
Gillian Flynn's Edgar Award-winning homage to the classic ghost story, published for the first time as a standaloneA 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," which originally appeared as "What Do You Do?" in George R. R. Martin's Rogues anthology, proves once again that Gillian Flynn is one of the world's most original and skilled voices in fiction.From the Hardcover edition.
Heridas abiertas es la primera novela de Gillian Flynn, autora de la exitosa Perdida y consagrada ya como maestra del thriller psicológico. Recién salida de una breve estancia en un hospital psiquiátrico, Camille Preaker se dirige a su ciudad natal a cubrir una serie de asesinatos para el periódico en el que trabaja. Por primera vez en once años, la reportera de sucesos regresa a la inmensa mansión en la que creció, donde se tendrá que enfrentar a los recuerdos de su hermana, que murió en plena adolescencia; pero lo que más perturba a Camille es la presencia de su madre, una mujer fría y manipuladora que despierta la admiración de sus vecinos y que vive obsesionada con su salud y la de los suyos. Con la policía local abrumada por los hechos, Camille llevará a cabo su propia investigación, desafiando las rígidas normas sociales de un pequeño pueblo de la América profunda. Finalista del prestigioso premio Edgar de novela negra y galardonada con el Ian Fleming Steel Dagger, la primera novela de Gillian Flynn es un thriller apasionante que retrata las complicadas relaciones entre hermanas, madres e hijas, así como la sutil violencia que envuelve los nexos familiares. Grandes autores opinan...«Una obra admirablemente sobrecogedora, enriquecida por una escritura inteligente.»Stephen King «Una escritura incisiva, directa y apasionante, que te atrapa desde la primera página. Un verdadero placer.»Kate Atkinson «Los personajes son refrescantemente realistas, cargados con problemas psicológicos que enriquecen la historia. El final, que estaba seguro de poder adivinar, es impredecible.»Augusten Burroghs Y la prensa ha dicho...«Tiene una percepción implacable de la imperfección humana y del mal que habita en nosotros.»The Washington Post «Un thriller psicológico de lectura compulsiva.»Chicago Sun-Times
Recién salida de una breve estancia en un hospital psiquiátrico, Camille Preaker se dirige a su ciudad natal para cubrir una serie de asesinatos para el periódico donde trabaja. Por primera vez en once años, la reportera de sucesos regresa a la inmensa mansión en la que creció, donde se tendrá que enfrentar a los recuerdos de su hermana, que murió en plena adolescencia; pero lo que más perturba a Camille es la presencia de su madre, una mujer fría y manipuladora que despierta la admiración de sus vecinos y que vive obsesionada con su salud y la de los suyos. Con la policía local abrumada por los hechos, Camille llevará a cabo su propia investigación, desafiando las rígidas normas sociales de un pequeño pueblo. Finalista del prestigioso premio Edgar de novela negra y galardonada con el Ian Fleming Steel Dagger, la primera novela de Gillian Flynn es un thriller apasionante que retrata las complicadas relaciones entre hermanas, madres e hijas, así como la sutil violencia que envuelve sus relaciones. Heridas abiertas y Perdida consagran a Gillian Flynn como la maestra del thriller psicológico.
Hard-boiled breakfasts, thrilling entrees, cozy desserts, and more--this illustrated cookbook features more than 100 recipes from legendary mystery authors. Whether you're planning a sinister dinner party or whipping up some comfort food perfect for a day of writing, you'll find plenty to savor in this cunning collection. Full-color photography is featured throughout, along with mischievous sidebars revealing the links between food and foul play. Contributors include Lee Child, Mary Higgins Clark, Harlan Coben, Nelson DeMille, Gillian Flynn, Sue Grafton, Charlaine Harris, James Patterson, Louise Penny, Scott Turow, and many more.
"Gillian Flynn is the real deal, a sharp, acerbic, and compelling storyteller with a knack for the macabre." --Stephen KingThis 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.
En un caluroso día de verano, Amy y Nick se disponen a celebrar su quinto aniversario de bodas en North Carthage, a orillas del río Mississippi. Pero Amy desaparece esa misma mañana sin dejar rastro. A medida que la investigación policial avanza las sospechas recaen sobre Nick. Sin embargo, Nick insiste en su inocencia. Es cierto que se muestra extrañamente evasivo y frío, pero ¿es un asesino? Perdida arranca como todo buen thriller que se precie: una mujer desaparecida, una investigación policial... Pero es que Perdida no es solo un buen thriller. Es una obra maestra. Un thriller psicológico brillante con una trama tan apasionante y giros tan inesperados que es absolutamente imposible parar de leer. Perdida es también una novela sobre el lado más oscuro del matrimonio, sobre los engaños, las decepciones, la obsesión, el miedo. Una radiografía completamente actual de los medios de comunicación y su capacidad para modelar la opinión pública. Pero sobre todo es la historia de amor de dos personas perdidamente enamoradas.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA thrilling collection of twenty-one original stories by an all-star list of contributors--including a new A Game of Thrones story by George R. R. Martin! If you're a fan of fiction that is more than just black and white, this latest story collection from #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin and award-winning editor Gardner Dozois is filled with subtle shades of gray. Twenty-one all-original stories, by an all-star list of contributors, will delight and astonish you in equal measure with their cunning twists and dazzling reversals. And George R. R. Martin himself offers a brand-new A Game of Thrones tale chronicling one of the biggest rogues in the entire history of Ice and Fire. Follow along with the likes of Gillian Flynn, Joe Abercrombie, Neil Gaiman, Patrick Rothfuss, Scott Lynch, Cherie Priest, Garth Nix, and Connie Willis, as well as other masters of literary sleight-of-hand, in this rogues gallery of stories that will plunder your heart--and yet leave you all the richer for it. Featuring all-new stories by Joe Abercrombie * Daniel Abraham * David W. Ball * Paul Cornell * Bradley Denton * Phyllis Eisenstein * Gillian Flynn * Neil Gaiman * Matthew Hughes * Joe R. Lansdale * Scott Lynch * Garth Nix * Cherie Priest * Patrick Rothfuss * Steven Saylor * Michael Swanwick * Lisa Tuttle * Carrie Vaughn * Walter Jon Williams * Connie Willis And an Introduction by George R. R. Martin!Praise for Rogues "Not a single bad story in the bunch . . . The table of contents alone will make fans from all genre aisles salivate."--Library Journal
WICKED above her hipbone, GIRL across her heart Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker's troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, Camille's first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. NASTY on her kneecap, BABYDOLL on her leg Since she left town eight years ago, 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 again in her family's Victorian mansion, Camille is haunted by the childhood tragedy she has spent her whole life trying to cut from her memory. HARMFUL on her wrist, WHORE on her ankle As Camille works to uncover the truth about these violent crimes, she finds herself identifying with the young victims--a bit too strongly. Clues keep leading to dead ends, forcing Camille to unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past to get at the story. Dogged by her own demons, Camille will have to confront what happened to her years before if she wants to survive this homecoming. With its taut, crafted writing,Sharp Objectsis addictive, haunting, and unforgettable. From the Hardcover edition.
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