Monday, April 15, 2013
Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
BLURB------Marriage can be a real killer.
One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that her work “draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.” Gone Girl’s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn.
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?
With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around.
It's been so long since I read this book, I still think about it though. So I suppose I should try and write a review.
Absolutely loved it! Madly Deeply Crazy in love with this book, I remember reading then phoning my mum telling her how mad I was at certain characters because I couldn't keep it to myself.
Anyone else do that? Like NEED to tell someone about what you've just read that second? I was a mad woman with this book.
There is so much I want to say but it could potentially spoil so I won't. I'll keep it to a minimum....
The story follows Nick and Amy Dunne, Amy has gone missing. We see Nick in present time and how he's coping, we also get to see Amy's diaries from her time before she disappeared. Then after a while we catch up with Amy and see how she's managing after her disappearance. And everything kicks off!!!
It's so fast paced and an amazingly fun unique read.
But also it actually highlights genuine problems that people have in relationships. The feeling that you don't know each other at all. It's quite a frightening picture really.
You kinda read it and go Oh my god....We've done that.
Not necessarily the exact things but a lot of the relationship dynamics are definitely relatable.
Heavy and dark, yet fun and easy to read. Ludicrous and ridiculous yet somewhat believable....in a really unbelievably crazy way.
If you like mystery, crime, thrillers. This is a DEFINITE must read....