Friday, February 22, 2013

Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn

Published May 24, 2012

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? (GoodReads)

Rating: 5 stars

I don't even know where to begin with this selection. This has been the most intense, thrilling, frustrating, and amazing book that I have EVER read! I give major props to Ms. Flynn. I don't know how she did it....but she clearly did. 

As the reader, I had no idea who to side with or who to believe. She poses so many what-if will hardly believe the outcome. 

I am so mad at myself for waiting this long to read it. I usually never keep reviews so short, but I am afraid to give anything away. It would be an injustice. 

I beg of you...pick it up and read it!!!! NOW