Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Gone Girl Review

Gone Girl
Written by: Gillian Flynn
Published: May 24,2012
Marriage can be a real killer.

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?

With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around
Megan's Thoughts:

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn is a page turning thriller that will keep you interested from beginning to end. Nick Dunne’s wife has gone missing the morning of their five year wedding anniversary with evidence of possible foul play at the scene. Nick’s nonchalant behavior, as well as holes in his alibi, is quickly making him the number one suspect. But is being unhappy in your marriage and a little bitter make you a killer? There are of course other people that might want to harm Amy. Like her stalker ex-boyfriend from high school or the guy that date raped her just months before her and Nick got together. She is Amazing Amy from the beloved children’s series after all. Fame does sometimes come with a price. The story dives deeper and deeper into Amy and Nick’s married life and reveals shocking secrets from both parties. It is a roller coaster ride and you will spend one half of the book believing you know the characters and you have it all figured out then it will twist so drastically, so abruptly and everything you thought you knew will be wrong. It was fantastically written and thought through. I couldn’t put it down. If you love thrillers packed with secrets, twists and sociopathic behavior then you will love this book