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Gone Girl
432 pages; Crown
Though Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike have all the charm—and skill—needed to portray the martial machinations of the world's most upsetting couple ever, it's the inventive plot twist of the original novel, which relies on the written words of a certain diary, that leaves you gasping. (Flynn wrote the screenplay for the film, so maybe we should expect a whole new corkscrew of suspense when we make our way to the theater this October.)
— Leigh Newman