Book Review: Gone Girl
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?
I read quite a lot but rarely write book reviews. I couldn’t let this book slip by without posting something.
I picked this book up after reading in Cleo and Cosmo that it most definitely was one to read and both magazines were right. I love chic lit but equally love a good thriller especially one that has so many twists and turns that I couldn’t put the book down. I was second guessing the storyline and trying my best to solve the case but never even came close. The fact that the author could sit down and plot out the story so well was just mind blowing to me. In my wildest dreams, I couldn’t even think of a story like this one.
The plot on which the novel develops is based around a missing woman and the case mounting against her husband because of her disappearance. Simples, says you and I, but not so. Just when you think you know who is responsible, it’s time to yell PLOT TWIST! If I say much more I’ll ruin the story but I do urge you to read it if you like a good meaty book that will keep you guessing.
I’m also looking forward to checking out the movie. I wonder if it’ll live up to the book…