- Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn
- Hardcover: 432 pages
- Publisher: Crown; First Edition edition (June 5, 2012)
Book Summary and Review:
When Amy Dunne disappears from her home on their 5th wedding anniversary, her husband, Nick, quickly becomes the prime suspect. Nick maintains his innocence, despite mounting evidence to the contrary. This psychological thriller takes readers on a journey to a truth even darker than they can imagine.
Gone Girl: A Novel kept me reading on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. I would think I knew where the plot was about to go and then would be pleasantly surprised to find out that I was wrong.
The book switches back and forth from Nick to Amy, letting each tell the story from their point of view. About halfway through the book we find out what has happened to the missing Amy. The mystery is solved (for the reader at least), but there’s still a lot of plot to be unraveled before we get to the truth about Nick, Amy and the real state of their marital relationship.
I was not satisfied with what I felt was an abrupt ending to the story. At first, I was disappointed: “How could the author let the story end like this?” But after a few days of thinking about it, I realized that real life is never happily ever after for most people, so why should it be for Amy and Nick. I guess I can live with the novel’s ending.
Gone Girl: The Novel is well-written, humorous at times and full of dark plot twists and turns that will shock the reader. I recommend reading it.
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