Title: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Publication Date: April 22nd, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Mystery
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. 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?
I’m probably a little late for the ‘I’m reading Gone Girl party’ but better late than never, right?
I don’t even know what to say about the two main characters: Amy and Nick. At one time they seem to be one thing and then, as the story develops, they turn out to be completely different people. This is obviously the author’s goal and it works perfectly.
This story is all about two people who don’t and, at the same time, do know each other perfectly well. The things they do, the people they deceive is amazing. Amy, especially, is probably one of the most complex characters out there.
The way the book is written purposely makes the reader think one thing when the truth is completely different. And once everything is revealed you are left thinking about how some people really do go through life pretending to be someone else and are capable of anything to get what they want.
This book is full of surprises and schemes and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
The book is written in a very smart way and I was hooked from the beginning. I don’t want to give anything away to the people who haven’t read the book yet so I’ll just say this book is incredibly well-thought out and definitely left an impression on me.
This is definitely a must read.
Rating: Must Read (5 Stars)