Book Review: “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn

Every so often a book comes along that is so gripping, so haunting, that you literally cannot put it down. This dark novel by Gillian Flynn is a deftly-woven masterpiece. Here’s the blurb:

“Who are you? What have we done to each other? These are the questions Nick Dunne finds himself asking on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police suspect Nick. Amy’s friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn’t true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they weren’t made by him. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what really did happen to Nick’s beautiful wife?”

I had heard so much about this book, but even all the (well-deserved) praise didn’t quite prepare me for its magic. The characters are incredible, written with such depth that they jump out at you from the pages. It’s the strangest thing. There is a sense of unease and just-hidden panic running through the story right from the beginning. I found myself short of breath and frowning with inexplicable anxiety the whole time, without really knowing why…

And then BAM! I won’t give anything away but there is an epic twist in this tale. It was executed with such artful intelligence that I never saw it coming- although deep down I somehow knew all was not as it seemed. I feel like this is exactly what the author intended, to impart a sense of quiet foreboding right from the word go.

Apologies if this is vague- it’s very hard to explain and I don’t want to spoil the surprise! My advice? Read this immediately, if not sooner. I really need you to, so we can discuss how we feel about the ending!

Has anyone else read this? What did you think? No spoilers in the comments please ♥

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Love, Adjpants

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