By: Gillian Flynn
Length: Hardcover, 465 pages
Published: May 24th 2012
Published by: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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.
"Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn
I own this book, and this review is my personal and honest opinion!
i thought that "Gone Girl" took a little while for the story to pick up, but once it did...everything fell into place and made complete sense. It started out 'slow' for a reason. And then you realize it really wasn't slow at all.
I would recommend "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn to Mystery and Thriller fans. People who like a good story that will blow their mind will definitely enjoy this book. If you are looking for something with lots of twists and turns, finger pointing with whodunits, just to get more twists and turns, and a whole lot of "What the...?!" --- then check this book out. Gillian Flynn knows how to write a mystery and keep you on the edge of your seat with lots of suspense...turning the pages as quick as you can finish them, and not wanting to put the book down. She knows how to write a story so good, that whether or not you liked it, you'll be talking about it. It will stay with you after reading it, and you'll want to run and tell someone about it. Tell them how much you loved it, hated it, were shocked by it, or whatever! But you're going to want to talk about it!
4 out of 5 stars!
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*Thanks for stopping by to see my review and spotlight on "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn! I read this book back in April and am just now getting to post my review! Busy busy busy! I'd love to hear any of your feedback, and if you read this book too, I'd love to hear your thoughts on it! Let's hear it! Happy Reading & Writing!*