Gone Girl

Gone Girl

by

Gillian Flynn

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Summary
Analysis
Amy feels safe—no one has arrested her, and all the questioning has stopped. Though she knows Nick is onto her, it “hardly matters now”—so many good things are happening lately. Amy has secured a book deal, and is “officially in control” of her and Nick’s story. She feels glee at the idea that she will be able to hold the world rapt with her and Nick’s story—and paint him exactly how she wants to. She knows he’ll have no choice but to come on tour with her once it’s published, and smile at every signing. Amy is planning on calling the book Amazing.
Amy is delighted to finally be in control of her own “amazing” story. She sees the book deal as an opportunity not just to gain control over her own narrative, but to subdue Nick into even more silence and compliance. They’re essentially locked in a silent screaming match; whoever’s truth rings louder in the end will vanquish the other.
Themes
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