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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl

BY: Gillian Flynn
PUBLISHED: May 24th, 2012 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson
GENRE: Mystery Fiction
PAGES: 416
STARS: 5 out of 5

A wife disappears on her fifth wedding anniversary. (Not Quite) 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?

This is on of the best books I have read in a while at least, in the thought-provoking sense. This book is well-written and alternates being the husband and wife’s point of view.  Although the mystery itself may be easily solved by the reader it is still a suspenseful, twist and turn story you just can't put down. Flynn grasps the reader’s attention at the very start of the story and doesn’t let up (until the very end) in this physiological thriller.

I am not sure what Flynn was thinking, but she let go of her ingenious writing with the ending. It just ended. It was almost as there it was unfinished on her night stand and her editor just picked it up thinking it was completed…a Great read nonetheless J

I am looking forward to reading Gillian Flynn’s other books.