Review: Gone Girl
In the five years Nick and Amy have been married, they’ve had their ups and downs – they happen to be in one of those down times right now. While he’s working at the bar he owns with his twin sister, Nick gets a call from a neighbor telling him his front door is wide open and his cat is outside. When he arrives home, he finds signs of a struggle and Amy missing. Nick calls the police – the evidence doesn’t add up and they can’t find a body so Nick becomes their prime suspect. It turns out he’s no Boy Scout, but he’s desperate to prove he’s innocent. But, is he?
I may well be the last person in the world to read Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn. I’ve been wanting to read it for a while, but it’s one of those books that has been hyped so much, I decided I needed to let things settle down first because surely it couldn’t meet my jacked up expectations. Boy, was I wrong! I’ve heard people say the book starts out slow, but it didn’t for me. I’ve also heard people say they hated the ending, but I didn’t. I thought this book was fantastic and that it lived up to all its hype! I was hooked on all the twists and turns and could be heard exclaiming things like, “no way,” and “uh-uh” as I read it.
The story alternates between Nick in the present day and excerpts from Amy’s diary in the past, so readers get both of their points of view on some events. Through most of the book, it’s hard to figure out whose version is true. All the twists kept me guessing the whole way and I became totally absorbed in the story and found it hard to put down. If you like thrillers and/or mysteries, Gone Girl is a must read.