Title: Gone Girl
Author: Gillian Flynn
Genre: Contemporary thriller
Summary (From Goodreads)
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 from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. 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?
As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?
I started Gone Girl after hearing glowing recommendations about it from my friend. What the end result was me, feeling a little sick after having read it.
This is a book woman who goes missing, and her husband is the prime suspect. Mainstream enough. But no, this is a book about a deranged bitch (Sorry for the language) who goes missing and her equally psychotic husband being the prime suspect through a series clues planned by someone who wants him to suffer.
It’s a narrative by two different people, Nick and Amy (the husband and wife people) and it gives us a look in their seriously twisted mind.
The books at places just grips you by the hair and sometimes just makes you want to throw it far far away, right into the fire.
The writing is great. The workings of the minds of both Nick and Amy have been fabulously written about, great detail. The characters of everyone involves is beautiful. It is just the story leaves me with a foul taste in my mouth. Recommended for anyone who loves a good thriller.
MY RATING: 2.5 🌟