Gillian Flynn is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Gone Girl and the New York Times bestsellers Dark Places and Sharp Objects. A former writer and critic for Entertainment Weekly, her work has been published in forty-two countries. She lives in Chicago with her husband and son.
Nick and Amy Dunne are getting ready to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary. It is a warm summer morning in North Carthage. As the presents are wrapped and the reservations made Nick’s beautiful and clever wife disappears. Now the police are investigating. Nick might be the town golden boy but he isn’t helping with his deceit, his lies nor his inappropriate behavior. He is definitely bitter and evasive, oddly so, but that doesn’t make him a killer or does it?
This is story that is full of suspense and so many twists and turns that soon the reader is doubting even themselves. This a book that sucks the reader in with all that is happening and wondering just what will happen next and just what the truth is. Just when the reader thinks they have figured out the mystery something else is thrown into the mix that makes them wonder if they are on the right track or not. The story will also keep the reader guessing until the very end on just how this one will end. This is one book that is worth reading and will have readers re-reading over and over even when they know the ending because with all the nuances in it readers are sure to discover something new with every read. It does have a somewhat abrupt ending but overall it still an excellent book.
selective reader, July 6, 2014 (view all comments by selective reader)
A Must Read! Gillian Flynn has a definite page turner in the Gone Girl. This is a little different than her two previous novels. In this book she flips back and forth between two different narrators to give two different points of view. The two narrators are the two main characters of the book. It makes for an interesting book that will keep you reading well into the night. This is in no way a predictable story. There are plenty of surprises and lots of excitement to be found here. A book you should not miss!
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