"...lies, hatred, murder even, are all knit up in it." ~ pg. 6
I finished reading Gone Girl a couple weeks ago and I am STILL thinking about it. Bookhearts, let me tell you. I have not read a book that gripped and haunted me like this in so long. I downloaded the eBook when I noticed two of my social network friends were reading it. Since the first chapter, there was not one moment when I regretted dropping everything to read this book. In fact, I curled up in Cocoa Comfy (my reading chair) with a snuggie and hardly moved until the last e-page was turned—excluding the moment when I damn near threw my NOOK across the room and cursed aloud. Gone Girl was unputdownable!
By now, you're wondering what the heck is this book about?! **deep sigh** Where do I begin and how do I explain without spoiling the story or the ending? And yes, that ending has stirred up rants everywhere. In this exceptional case, the less you know about the plot, the better.
On Nick and Amy's fifth wedding anniversary day, Amy disappears. The girl is gone. The house shows signs of struggle and like most disappearances, the husband is always the prime suspect. Clues and evidence are revealed as Nick tries to prove his innocence.
Readers will find that the characters are challenging and unpredictable since the story is told from alternating points of view between Nick and Amy. Readers will feel strong feelings toward both of the main characters, as a married couple and as individuals. Their thoughts, incomplete truths and actions unfold in a twisted mystery that grows with each chapter. It is a classic case of He Said, She Said in literary form.
Watch the video below of author Gillian Flynn discussing bestseller book Gone Girl on The View.
Psychological thriller Gone Girl is not overrated. It deserves to be named as one of the best books of the year. It deserves the awards, praises, 4,000+ positive reviews and conversations. Read it. Period. Point blank. Then come back here to discuss because you WILL want to talk about this book with someone else who has read it (like me)!
Title: Gone Girl
Author: Gillian Flynn
Published: June 2012