Title: Gone Girl
Author: Gillian Flynn
Series: N/A
Release Date: June 5, 2012
Pages: 415
Genres: Adult, Thriller, Mystery
Source: Library


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?






This review is going to be fairly short because I want to avoid any type of spoilers because that would just be cruel. 

I think that most people will either love this book or think it was lacking the punch that was anticipated, and I fall in the latter category. When I went into reading this book I was looking for something that was going to keep me on the edge of my seat and have me questioning everything that I was being told, but that didn't happen. 

Even though I didn't see some of the plot twists coming, the major one was incredibly predictable and when the others happened, they didn't surprise me. I knew what was going to happen from the start, and that caused the book to drag on. I just wanted to know what happened in the end, and there were moments when I thought about skipping most of the book and reading the last 20 pages or so, but I was hopeful that something exciting would happen. Unfortunately for me, that didn't happen and when I finished reading the last sentence I became angry. I was not a fan of how the story ended, and I wish I would have just saved myself the time and read the ending so that I knew 1) I was right and 2) the ending was awful. 

The only thing that kept this rating at a 3 was the writing style. Even though the story felt slow at times, I did enjoy the characters for the most part of the book. They were different and they did keep me intrigued. 

Really I could have lived with the predictability of the story, but what killed it was the ending. I would love to hear what you guys thought about it because as I mentioned earlier I feel like this book is either a hit or a miss for readers. However, even though I didn't enjoy Gone Girl, I will still like to give Gillian another shot.


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