Thursday, October 10, 2013

Gone Girl

Gone GirlGone Girl by Gillian Flynn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I am probably the only person on the planet who liked the ending - or so my friends tell me! This book was unexpected. The author tells us we're being lied to, neither one of the characters is particularly likeable but yet I connected to them at times throughout the book. A disturbing look at the extremes of relationships. Didn't want it to end.

Synopsis: 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?

Recommended Reading:
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Where We Belong by Emily Giffin
Defending Jacob by William Landay
The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Canada by Richard Ford

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