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Gillian Schieber Flynn is an American writer, author and screenwriter.

Born in Kansas City, Missouri, she always had an interest in books and films thanks to her parents who were community-college professors.

She holds an undergraduate degree in English and journalism from the University of Kansas, and a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.

Her most famous novels include Sharp Objects, Dark Places, and Gone Girl, which have all been adapted into either film or television, whereas her overall works have been published in forty-one languages across the globe.

She lives in Chicago with Brett Nolan, her husband, their children, and a huge black cat by the name Roy.

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Genres: Fantasy / SF, Thriller

Born: 1971

Website: http://gillian-flynn.com/

Non Series
  • Sharp Objects (2006)
  • Gone Girl (2012)
  • Dark Places (2009)
  • The Grownup (2014)
  • The Complete Gillian Flynn (2014)

Detailed book overview

Non Series

Sharp Objects

Reporter Camille Preaker is handed an unsettling assignment as soon as she returns from a short stay at a psych hospital. Her mission is to move back to her small hometown and provide a report on the killing of two preteen girls.

Camille, for the longest time, neither spoke to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother, nor to her beautiful thirteen-year-old half-sister who she doesn't know much about.

Now back in her old bedroom in her family's lush Victorian mansion, Camille is struck by the fact that she can relate to the young victims far too excessively.

Troubled by her own demons, the only way of getting the truth behind the story is seemingly through solving the psychological puzzle that has riddled her own past.

Sharp Objects
Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Cast: Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson, Chris Messina, Eliza Scanlen, Matt Craven¸Henry Czerny, Taylor John Smith, Madison Davenport, Miguel Sandoval, Will Chase, Jackson Hurst, Sophia Lillis, Lulu Wilson, Elizabeth Perkins
Author: Gillian Flynn
First Release: 2006
ISBN: 978-0307341556
Publisher: Broadway Books
Gone Girl

Nick and Amy Dunne celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary one warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri.

Just when presents are being wrapped and reservations are being finalized, his smart and lovely wife mysteriously disappears.

It doesn’t help the fact that Nick oddly makes cringe-worthy descriptions of some of the physical attributes of his wife, but excerpts from Amy's diary reveal that the seemingly perfect alpha-girl could have easily come off as irritable.

With plenty of pressure being compounded by the police and the press, not to mention Amy’s passionately doting parents, Nick is forced to unleash an inexhaustible series of lies, deceits, and less-than-praiseworthy behavior.

He may be strangely non-committal, but could he really be a killer?

Gone Girl
Director: David Fincher
Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry
Author: Gillian Flynn
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-0307588371
Publisher: Broadway Books
Dark Places

When Libby Day was seven-years old, her mother and two sisters were brutally killed in what was dubbed as “The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas.”

She on the other hand lived to tell the tale; famously testifying that Ben, her fifteen-year-old brother, was the perpetrator.

Twenty-five years on, an underground organization—consumed with ill-famed crimes and going by the name the Kill Club—traces her with the hope that she will provide details that could prove Ben’s innocence; ultimately freeing him.

Presented with a chance to make a killing on her most unfortunate history, Libby reconnects with parties from that tragic night and presents her findings to the club.

She however finds herself back to where she began; running away from a killer!

Author: Gillian Flynn
First Release: 2009
ISBN: 978-0307341570
Publisher: Broadway Books
The Grownup

One young woman lives off of committing several levels of harmless fraud.

As she reads auras at Spiritual Palms on a wet April morning, another woman by the name Susan Burke walks in.

Our narrator, who isn’t named, promptly diagnoses Susan as a wealthy woman in desperate need of some thrill in her life.

When the "psychic" visits the strange Victorian home that has caused Susan so much fear and misery, she realizes she isn’t obliged to pretend that she believe in ghosts anymore.

When the two, along with Miles—Susan’s hideously imaginative son—find themselves in a horrifying battle to find the real source of evil, they must devise a way to escape it…if such a way exists.

Author: Gillian Flynn
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1101907320
Publisher: Crown Pub
The Complete Gillian Flynn

This exclusive book is a compilation of three novels by bestselling author Gillian Flynn.

A marriage goes horribly wrong in Gone Girl.

A family’s past uncovers shocking truths behind a terrible crime in Dark Places.

A young journalist is assigned an unsettling assignment in her hometown in a move that will bring her face-to-face with own devastated family history in Sharp Objects.

Author: Gillian Flynn
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-0553419887
Publisher: Broadway Books