Book Review: Gone Girl

Gone Girl
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Red this on holiday and thought it was a cracking read, though the ending was very disappointing – in fact it made me quite angry!

“Amazing” Amy, so called by her parents, who have written a series of best selling books about her, goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary. Her husband Nick is shocked by her disappearance but for some reason seems to be a compulsive liar and hen his story and alibi doesn't quite add up he is deemed to be suspect number one.

Amy had a weird habit of creating a treasure hunt every wedding anniversary, and it seems this year was no exception. As Nick untangles each complex clue he realises that all is not quite as it seems.

Lots of twists and turns in this book, which really kept me guessing.The trouble was I didn't ever warm to the characters and in fact I found myself becoming more and more irritated by them. For example, Nick, as the panic-stricken husband, never quite comes across that way and I couldn't understand why he was being so evasive if he had nothing to hide. The ending seemed like a complete cop out – but despite all that I did enjoy this a lot.

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2 thoughts on “Book Review: Gone Girl”

  1. Totally agree with you on this. I wish Amy had got her come uppance.

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