Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn | Book Review

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Pages: 422 paperback
Publication date: April 22nd, 2014
Publisher: Broadway Books
How I got the copy: Bought 
Rating:  4 out of 5
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Series: N/A


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?


Another messed up story written by Gillian Flynn. The only other Flynn book I've read is Sharp Objects and it was pretty messed up too but in a little bit of a different way. 

Gone Girl is about a woman named Amy who goes missing on her fifth anniversary from her home. Amy has always had a pampered life by her wealthy family who made their small fortune by writing and selling children's books inspired by their Amy, titles Amazing Amy. 

This is an adult mystery book with two different POV's, one of Nick, Amy's husband and the second of Amy. Each chapter alternates from Nick and Amy. Nick's POV explains what is happening during the investigation of his missing wife and Amy's POV is a diary entry from Amy's diary that is eventually found by police during the investigation. 

Amy's diary and Nick's POV state the opposite. One states their marriage is just hitting a bump but the other states violence and abuse.

During this suspenseful/thrilling story the reader bounces from who's side you believe. At points when certain situations are revealed I became so angry at Nick because of his actions or I'd become so angry at Amy. This entire story is one roller coaster ride. It goes from good to bad and from being closer to solve to discovering something else, which brings us back to square one. 

I really enjoyed this book but there were also some things that I know would be more difficult to over look. Like when Amy comes back home and the police don't find anything to find her "story" suspicious that she was framing Nick. It would have made Amy a mastermind, creating evidence for every single possible direction the investigation could go. (Spoilers in the white space above, highlight to reveal).

Overall though this book was a pretty good one. It's suspenseful and keeps readers at the edge of there seat. 

I'd recommend this to readers who enjoy mystery, thrillers and suspense and Gillian Flynn fans. 

I will be picking up her other book titled, Dark Places in the future. I enjoy Flynn's messed up story's and the twists she always gives her readers at the end of her books.

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