Monday, March 11, 2013

(15) Gone Girl

Title:Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn
Publisher:Crown Publishers
415 pages
Genre: mystery

Synopsis: 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?

Review: Dark and increasingly disturbing this book took me to a place I didn't see coming and that is rare.  I figured certain parts out long before they were revealed but the extent to which this book is twisted is a path I didn't even consider going down.  Is it a love story? A story of obsession? A story of betrayal? Or maybe its all of that rolled into one.  The beginning of the book is a little slow and it took me a while to get into the groove but then it picks up and swings you around and takes you on a wild ride that you didn't see coming.  This is psychological thriller at its best.  Its not graphically gory its just down right disturbing.  Did I love it or did I hate it? I still don't know I just know I will probably recommend it to others because I need someone else to talk to about it!

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