Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

June 29, 2015     Elle     , ,

Gone Girl by Gillian FlynnGone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Publication Date: May 24, 2012
Published by Random House Genres: Thriller and Suspense
Pages: 560
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased

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My Rating : five-stars

Marriage can be a real killer. One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that her work “draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.” Gone Girl’s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn.

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 is one of my favorite books in the entire world! I can’t remember ever reading a book with so many twists and turns like this one. Many an author have tried but none of them have come close to being at this level. I’ll be leaving this review short and sweet as I read it prior to using goodreads and creating my own blog but I wanted to add it here so that readers who are curious about the book know how much I personally loved it!

This is a twisted thriller with so many unknowns and surprises. I devoured this book despite the length and would read it all over again. Maybe it won’t affect me as much as the first time but it’s certainly one of those books I will be re-reading in the future.  

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