Gone Girl Book Review

I recently finished another book, so today you are getting a Book Review...so, take it or leave it!
The Book I recently finished was given to me by my Best Friend as a Christmas present.


Marriage can be a real killer. One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn, takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. As The Washington Post proclaimed, her work "draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction." Gone Girl's toxic mix of sharp-edged wit with deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn.
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick Dunne's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick Dunne isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife's head, but hearing from Amy through flashbacks in her diary reveal the perky 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 left in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?

Employing her trademark razor-sharp writing and assured psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around.

[If you made it through that lengthy summary, you deserve a pat on the back...]

Kristen's Review

This book started out extremely slow and did not get interesting until around 100 pages in or so.  If you're bored and having a hard time getting through the beginning, keep reading, I promise it gets better.

This book was so good, that I was actually praying for train delays on my morning commute so that I could make it through the next Chapter!

I won't tell you what happens in the end, but the end made me VERY, VERY upset and made me want to whip the book in front of a bus...
{Hence my half of a star... }

If you read the book and share my disappointment with the ending, please share, I need someone to vent with!
If you like books that have closure in the end, this book is not for you.

1 comment

  1. It's next on my kindle so I will chat with you once I am finished! :)

    Classy with a Kick