Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

Published January 16, 2013 by bibliobeth

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Whats it all about?:

What are you thinking, Amy?’ The question I’ve asked most often during our marriage, if not out loud, if not to the person who could answer. I suppose these questions stormcloud over every marriage: ‘What are you thinking? How are you feeling? Who are you? What have we done to each other? What will we do?’ Just how well can you ever know the person you love? This is the question that Nick Dunne must ask himself on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy’s friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn’t true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren’t his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what really did happen to Nick’s beautiful wife? And what was in that half-wrapped box left so casually on their marital bed? In this novel, marriage truly is the art of war…

What did I think?:

Well….wow. I haven’t been this excited about a book since old Harold Fry went on his pilgrimage! (The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry – Rachel Joyce). We see both Nick and Amy’s point of view about the events leading up to her disappearance (in Amy this takes the form of diary entries. Gillian Flynn weaves a fascinating and intriguing tale and I have to say, it kept me gripped and glued to my Kindle as the story played out. This is also the second book on the Richard and Judy Spring Reads 2013 so it was a must read for me.

I am definitely not one for spoilers, so I don’t want to say too much about what happens in the book, but I guarantee a brilliant story and a jaw dropping ending.

Gillian Flynn, my new favourite author!

Would I recommend it?:

But of course!

Star rating (out of 5):

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