Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Review of Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

"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. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favours 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 behaviour. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?"

I have been meaning to read this book for ages so finally got round to picking it up, once I did it was so hard to put it down. The story is dark and beautifully written.

The book is written by Nick and we hear from Amy throughout the book mainly via diary entries. They write alternate chapters which can sometimes seem annoying when there is a cliff hanger at the end of the chapter and the reader has to wait two chapters to find out what happens only to be met by yet another cliff hanger.

I changed my mind so many times while reading this book as to whether Nick killed Amy or not. At times both characters seemed unhinged in some ways. I found myself constantly annoyed at Amy and hating her character. Nicks character is also extremely unlikable and I never knew what was true and what was lies.

5/5 stars

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