• Les Apparences - Amy et Nick forment en apparence un couple modèle. Victimes de la crise financière, ils ont quitté Manhattan pour s'installer dans le Missouri. Un jour, Amy disparaît et leur maison est saccagée. L'enquête policière prend vite une tournure inattendue : petits secrets entre époux et trahisons sans importance de la vie conjugale font de Nick le suspect idéal. Alors qu'il essaie lui aussi de retrouver Amy, il découvre qu'elle dissimulait beaucoup de choses, certaines sans gravité, d'autres plus inquiétantes.
    Les Apparences a été adapté au cinéma par David Fincher sous le titre Gone Girl avec Rosamund Pike et Ben Affleck dans les rôles principaux. Nous allons mourir ce soir - Après une enfance difficile, la narratrice - anonyme - devient travailleuse du sexe. Des années d'expérience ont développé chez elle un véritable don pour décrypter la psychologie de ses clients, leurs intentions et leurs envies. Aussi lui arrive-t-il de donner des conseils à des âmes en peine.
    Lorsqu'elle rencontre Susan Burke, une femme aisée aux prises avec une situation dramatique, elle lui propose de l'aider. Susan et sa famille ont emménagé à Carterhook Manor, une ancienne demeure, marquée par un violent fait divers cent ans plus tôt. Sur place, la narratrice rencontre Miles, le beau-fils de Susan, un adolescent au comportement étrange et glaçant. Saura-t-elle découvrir toute la vérité sur Carterhook Manor et la famille qui l'habite désormais ?

  • Début des années 1980. Libby Day a sept ans lorsque sa mère et ses deux soeurs sont assassinées dans la ferme familiale. La petite fille, qui a échappé au massacre, désigne le meurtrier à la police, son frère Ben, âgé de quinze ans. Vingt-cinq ans plus tard, alors que son frère est toujours derrière les barreaux, Libby souffre de dépression chronique. Encouragée par une association, elle accepte de retourner pour la première fois sur les lieux du drame. Et c'est là, dans un Middle West dévasté par la crise économique, qu'une vérité inimaginable commence à émerger. Après Sur ma peau, Gillian Flynn confirme avec ce livre, au style intense et viscéral, son immense talent.Je pense, croyez-moi si vous le voulez, que je n'ai pas lu un thriller aussi perturbant depuis des années. [.] son effet dure longtemps - au moment d'éteindre les lumières, il est là, dans votre tête, comme un serpent dans une cave, obsédant et effrayant. Stephen King

  • La ville de Wind Gap dans le Missouri est sous le choc : une petite fille a disparu. Déjà, l'été dernier, une enfant avait été sauvagement assassinée... Une jeune journaliste, Camille Preak, se rend sur place pour couvrir l'affaire. Elle-même a grandi à Wind Gap. Mais pour Camille, retourner à Wind Gap, c'est réveiller de douloureux souvenirs. A l'adolescence, incapable de supporter la folie de sa mère, Camille a gravé sur sa peau les souffrances qu'elle n'a pu exprimer. Son corps n'est qu'un entrelacs de cicatrices... On retrouve bientôt le cadavre de la fillette. Très vite, Camille comprend qu'elle doit puiser en elle la force d'affronter la tragédie de son enfance si elle veut découvrir la vérité...

  • Amy, une jolie jeune femme au foyer, et son mari Nick, propriétaire d'un bar, forment, selon toutes apparences, un couple parfait. Ils coulent des jours paisibles dans la petite ville des bords du Mississipi où Nick a grandi. Jusqu'au jour où Charlie, en rentrant du travail, découvre dans leur maison un chaos indescriptible... Et aucune trace de sa femme. Quelque chose de grave est arrivé. Après qu'il a appelé les forces de l'ordre pour signaler la disparition d'Amy, la situation prend une tournure inattendue. Si leur mariage n'était pas aussi parfait qu'il le paraissait, Nick est néanmoins encore loin de se douter à quel point leur couple n'était qu'une illusion.Odile Cohen et Julien Chatelet modulent avec subtilité le passage de la banalité du quotidien aux plus angoissantes découvertes.

  • Nous allons mourir ce soir

    Gillian Flynn

    • Sonatine
    • 10 Novembre 2016

    Après une enfance difficile, la narratrice anonyme devient travailleuse du sexe. Des années d'expériences ont développé chez elle un véritable don pour décrypter la psychologie de ses interlocuteurs, leurs intentions et leurs envies. Aussi lui arrive-t-il d'officier occasionnellement comme voyante. Lorsqu'elle rencontre Susan Burke, une femme aisée aux prises avec une situation dramatique, elle accepte de l'aider.
    Susan et sa famille ont emménagé à Carterhook Manor, une vieille demeure inquiétante, marquée par une violente histoire vieille de cent ans. Sur place, la narratrice rencontre Miles, le beau-fils de sa cliente, un adolescent au comportement étrange et glaçant. Saura-t-elle découvrir toute la vérité sur Carterhook Manor et la famille qui l'habite désormais ?

    Si la qualité d'une nouvelle se juge à la puissance de sa chute, Gillian Flynn nous livre ici un véritable morceau d'anthologie. En quelques pages, elle dessine des personnages inoubliables, construit une histoire haletante, qu'elle mène à une conclusion proprement sidérante. Mordant, noir, machiavélique et ironique : tout l'univers de l'auteur, experte incomparable en manipulation et rebondissements, se trouve concentré ici.
     

  • Anglais Gone Girl

    Gillian Flynn

    • Orion
    • 1 Janvier 2013

    Just how well can you ever know the person you love? This is the question that Nick Dunne must ask himself on the morning of his 5th wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, and kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. But as the police dig deeper, just what really has happened to Nick's beautiful wife?

  • Anglais DARK PLACES

    Gillian Flynn

    • Phoenix
    • 10 Juin 2010

    Your brother murdered your family. Your evidence put him away. But what if he didn't do it? The thrilling new novel from the award-winning author of SHARP OBJECTS.

  • Anglais Sharp Objects

    Gillian Flynn

    Modern fictionAn intense and absorbing psychological thriller which received great reviews and was nominated for an Edgar Best First Novel Award. Camille Preaker is sent back to her hometown in Missouri to investigate the abduction and murder of two young girls. 'To say this is a terrific debut novel is really too mild...after the lights were out, the story just stayed there in my head, coiled and hissing like a snake in a cave' Stephen King.

  • Gillian Flynns Edgar Award-winning homage to the classic ghost story, published for the first time as a standalone. 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 Susans terror and grief, she realizes she may not have to pretend to believe in ghosts anymore. Miles, Susans teenage stepson, doesnt 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. Martins Rogues anthology, proves once again that Gillian Flynn is one of the worlds most original and skilled voices in fiction.

  • Anglais GONE GIRL FILM TIE IN

    Gillian Flynn

    • Phoenix
    • 26 Août 2014
  • THE GROWNUP

    Gillian Flynn

    A young woman is making a living faking it as a cut-price psychic (with some illegal soft-core sex work on the side). She makes a decent wage mostly by telling people what they want to hear. But then she meets Susan Burke. Susan moved to the city one year ago with her husband and 15-year-old stepson Miles. They live in a Victorian house called Carterhook Manor. Susan has become convinced that some malevolent spirit is inhabiting their home. The young woman doesn't believe in exorcism or the supernatural. However when she enters the house for the first time, she begins to feel it too, as if the very house is watching her, waiting, biding its time . . . 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.

  • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A first novel that reads like the accomplished work of a long-time pro, the book draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction...Flynn's book goes deeper than your average thriller. It has all the narrative drive of a serious pop novel and much of the psychological complexity of a mainstream character study. All in all, a terrific debut. --Alan Cheuse, The Chicago Tribune A compulsively readable psychological thriller that marks [a] dazzling debut...[Flynn] has written a clever crime story with astonishing twists and turns, and enough suspense for the most demanding fans of the genre. But it is the sensitive yet disturbing depiction of her heroine that makes this an especially engrossing story...Flynn's empathic understanding of her major characters leads to storytelling that is sure and true, and it marks her a write to watch. --Chicago Sun-Times To say this is a terrific debut novel is really too mild. I haven't read such a relentlessly creepy family saga since John Farris's All Heads Turn as the Hunt Goes By , and that was thirty years ago, give or take. Sharp Objects isn't one of those scare-and-retreat books; its effect is cumulative. I found myself dreading the last thirty pages or so but was helpless to stop turning them. Then, after the lights were out, the story just stayed there in my head, coiled and hissing, like a snake in a cave. An admirably nasty piece of work, elevated by sharp writing and sharper insights. --Stephen King Not often enough, I come across a first novel so superb that it seems to have been written by an experienced author, perhaps with 20 earlier books to his or her credit. I'm extremely excited to discover my first debut blowout this year, a sad, horrifying book called Sharp Objects ...[Flynn] is the real deal. Her story, writing and the characters will worm their way uncomfortably beneath your skin...But this is more literary novel than simple mystery, written with anguish and lyricism. It will be short-listed for one or more important awards at the end of the year... Sharp Objects is a 2006 favorite so far. I doubt I'll ever forget it. --Cleveland Plain Dealer A deeply creepy exploration of small-town Midwestern values and boasts one of the most deliciously dysfunctional families to come along in a while...[Flynn] handles the narrative with confidence and a surprisingly high level of skill...Wind Gap ends up the sort of place you'd never want to visit. But with Sharp Objects , you're in no hurry to leave. --San Francisco Chronicle Brilliant...Powerful, mesmerizing...A stunning, powerful debut from someone who truly has something to say. --San Jose Mercury News One of the best and most disturbing books I have read in a long time...Flynn never stoops to the gratuitous, and the torment produces haunting characters that hung around my imagination long after I had finished the book. Her skillful blending of old tragedies with new culminated in an 'oh-my-gosh' moment that I never saw coming. This book simply blew me away. --Kansas City Star Don't look here for the unrelenting self-deprecation and the moping over men common chick lit...I promise you'll be thoroughly unnerved at the end. --Newsweek First-time novelist Flynn is a natural-born thriller. --People Style Watch A witty, stylish, and compelling debut. A real winner. --Harlan Coben Flynn delivers a great whodunit, replete with hinting details, telling dialogue, dissembling clues. Better yet, she offers appalling, heartbreaking insight into the darkness of her women's lives: the Stepford polish of desperate housewives, the backstabbing viciousness of drug-gobbling, sex-for-favors Mean Girls , the simmering rage bound to boil over. Piercingly effective and genuinely terrifying. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Fans of psychological thrillers will welcome narrator/Chicago Daily Post reporter Camille Preaker with open arms...As first-time novelist Flynn expertly divulges in this tale reminiscent of the works of Shirley Jackson, there is much more to discover about Wind Gap and, most of all, about Camille. --Library Journal This impressive debut novel is fueled by stylish writing and compelling portraits...In a particularly seductive narrative style, Flynn adopts the cynical, knowing patter of a weary reporter, but it is her portraits of the town's backstabbing, social-climbing, bored, and bitchy females that provoke her sharpest and most entertaining writing. A stylish turn on dark crimes and even darker psyches. --Booklist [A] chilling debut thriller...[Flynn] writes fluidly of smalltown America. --Publishers Weekly [Flynn]] offers up a literary thriller that's a doozy...and she does it with wit and grit, a sort of Hitchcock visits Stephen King, with plenty of the former's offstage and often only implied violence, and the latter's sense of pacing and facility with dialogue...This is not a comfortable novel of touchy-feely family fun. Rather, it is a tough tale told with remarkable clarity and dexterity, particularly for a first-time author. --Denver Post A tense, irresistible thriller...Flynn's first-person narration is pitch-perfect, but even more impressive is the way she orchestrates the slim novel's onrushing tension toward a heart-stopping climax. --Seattle Post-Intelligencer Darkly original...Flynn expertly ratchets up the suspense...A disturbing yet riveting tale. --People Skillful and disturbing...Flynn writes so well. Sometimes she dips her pen in acid, sometimes she is lyrical, but always she chooses her words deftly...She has an unsparing eye for human imperfection and for the evil that moves among us. --Washington Post Using understated, almost stark prose, Flynn paints a jagged, unflinching portrait of the vise-like psychological bonds between women, and how their demons lead to the perpetuation of cruelties upon themselves and others. The end result is an unsettling portrait of how long emotional wounds can last- and how deeply they hurt. --Baltimore Sun More in the tradition of Joyce Carol Oates than Agatha Christie, this one will leave readers profoundly disturbed. But from the first line...you know you're in the hands of a talented and accomplished writer. --The Boston Globe [A] breathtaking debut...Written with multiple twists and turns, Sharp Objects is a work of psychological prowess and page-turning thrills. --Richmond Times As suspenseful as the V.C. Andrews books you shared in high school, but much smarter. --Glamour Sharp Objects is one of the freshest debut thrillers to come around in a long while. It's a gripping, substantive story, stripped of cliche, and crafted with great style. The characters are refreshingly real, burdened with psychological issues that enrich the story. And the ending, which I was positive I could predict, is unpredictable. Sharp Objects is, indeed, quite sharp. -- Augusten Burroughs Sharp, clean, exciting writing that grabs you from the first page. A real pleasure. --Kate Atkinson, author of Case Histories and One Good Turn

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