Monday, April 1, 2013
Book review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Because this book was both a super-fast read, and one that will disappear quickly, I'm glad I didn't pay full price. But I enjoyed every minute of it.
Amy Dunne has disappeared on her fifth wedding anniversary and things don't look good for her husband, Nick. They moved to his hometown in Missouri from New York to take care of his sick mother after they both lost their jobs. Amy hadn't been especially happy about the move, but things were going okay, or so it had seemed. As the hunt for Amy continues, evidence seems to built up against Nick and while we also read Amy's journal entries, we readers really start to worry. But then, there's a big twist.
The book was impossible to put down and kept me awake at night. It is a bit queasy for anyone in a relationship, as it's a particularly negative portrayal of relationships. But it was a fun, exciting thriller that would make for a terrific beach read.
I got this copy free for working at the Friends of the Library book sale.