Published: April 22nd, 2014
Publisher: Broadway Books
Summary: 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 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? [x]
Review: My last blog post shows that I had picked up Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn just yesterday and now less than 24 hours later I have completed it. I admit, I picked up the book because the movie had come out this past weekend and I didn’t want to be spoiled. Now I can’t wait to pick up more of Gillian Flynn’s novels.
This book started a little slow for me. I found myself putting the book down more than usual. But once the second part of the novel came I couldn’t put it down. I needed to keep reading. I needed to know the ending. I needed to know what happened.
Nick Dunne and Amy Elliott Dunne are two extremely dislikable characters which somehow worked for this novel. He’s a narcissist and she’s a psychopath. At times I found myself take a minute break because the two main characters are sometimes a little much. I could only take so much of them!
All marriages have secrets. Some are just bigger than others.
Rating: 4/5 stars