Friday, February 14, 2014
Review: Gone Girl
Author: Gillian Flynn Website :: Facebook
Publication Date: May 24, 2012
This was a different genre choice for me. I wanted something to break up the fantasy and paranormal's I've been devouring recently and Gone Girl was suggested to me by a friend.
Although slow starting, by 25% completed I couldn't put it down. I had to find out what would happen next or more accurately what was happening currently.
There were so many twists and turns to this novel and reading it really felt like being the child put into the middle of a hellacious should've-could've-would've been divorce. Nick grows from the dutiful husband to the wanted murderer all in a matter of pages. His wife Amy is missing and assumed dead...but without a body there is no guarantee...
It is very difficult to discuss the novel without ruining it for you, so I won't...but know this. Mystery, thriller, love story - Gone Girl has it all in spades.
Needless to say, when finally pushing the home button on my Kindle upon completion, I was out of breath and felt almost cheated...but in a delicious and unsettling way. Well written, intriguing and unapologetic, with a lethal combination of murder, adultery, pain, distrust, loyalty and love, Gone Girl captivates and encourages the reader to careful keep flipping pages until the very end - which you will never see coming.