Tuesday, August 21, 2012

gone girl

After they both lose their jobs, married couple Nick and Amy Dunne move back to his Missouri hometown from New York. It is there that, on their fifth anniversary, Amy is discovered missing. 

The narrative switches back and forth between Nick in the days after his wife's disappearance and Amy's diary (which begins when they first met in NYC). Information about the couple and clues relating to Amy's disappearance are revealed bit by bit, often twisting around readers' suspicions or their opinions of the characters. Who are very unlikeable, by the way. If you need to relate to main characters in order to like a book, this probably isn't the book for you. It's also not a book to take too seriously. Not in a funny way (ha!), but more like a fun, crazy, quick-moving thriller of a beach read. From the very start, it will have you questioning the plot, on the edge of your seat: Is Amy dead or alive? Is Nick involved? Did Amy run away? What was their marriage like? Sometimes it got a little too crazy for me (at the end especially), but I really enjoyed it overall.

TITLE: Gone Girl
AUTHOR: Gillian Flynn
DATE READ: 18 August 2012
VERDICT: 4/5 stars.

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