Wednesday, September 5, 2012

"Gone Girl" My Thoughts

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. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that 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 and 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 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?

My Thoughts...
This is the first time I've read a book by this author. I read a few reviews that recommended this book, so I thought I would read it even though it is not a genre I usually read.

I thought the book started off a bit slow, and I almost didn't continue reading it, however, I set it aside and read another book. I decided to give it another try and toward the middle of the book the pace started to pick up. However, I found the last third of the book started to go downhill. The storyline took on a few weird turns and toward the end, I couldn't believe how lame it got, and the ending was just so weird. I just could not believe that was the end!!! I kept turning the page thinking I missed something, but no it just ended...

I suppose I am the only person who read this book and didn't care much for it. I wish I had stuck with my first instinct and thrown the book on my never to be finished reading pile.

This book is part of my Kindle library. 


  1. Thank you for your honest review, Gigi Ann. I hope you'll enjoy your next book more, whether it be in print or on your Kindle.

  2. Thanks for your honest review. I have heard good things about this one myself. I am wondering if I'd enjoy it. That cover is great.

    p.s. I like your new blog header, so vintage looking!