Sunday, 24 June 2012
Book Review: Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn
'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 did really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife? And what was left in that half-wrapped box left so casually on their marital bed? In this novel, marriage truly is the art of war...
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 745 KB
Print Length: 412 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0297859382
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson (24 May 2012)
Available to purchase on Amazon in e-book and paperback formats
There's nothing quite like a good crime novel every now and then and "Gone Girl" most certainly did not disappoint! It was a nail-biting, edge of my seat, gripping thriller from start to finish. It is a book in which the author very skillfully weaves the story between the characters and plot. The story is told from the point of view of the two main characters, Nick and Amy. I was wondering who exactly were these characters? Were they exactly what they seemed at first or did they have secret, hidden depths?
The tension and drama in the book slowly builds, before reaching its final and very surprising crescendo.
I found "Gone Girl" to be a compelling read. It was well-written and thought-provoking. This is the first book that I've read by Gillian Flynn and I've already added her other books to my ever-expanding "to be read" pile!
"Gone Girl," by Gillian Flynn is available to purchase on Amazon in e-book and paperback formats. Click here to buy.