Gone Girl written by Gillian Flynn, published in 2012, is a #1 New York Times Bestseller, and also named one of the Best Books of the year by: San Francisco Chronicle, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post, and Newsday.
This is my first time reading Gillian Flynn’s work, and I have to say she didn’t disappoint. Gone Girl is a sneaky, complex, terrifying, dark, thrilling, and strangely funny novel. I’m married, and after reading this story I found myself wondering if I really know the man sleeping next to me.
Nick’s wife, Amy, disappears on their 5th year Anniversary under strange, and possibly violent, circumstances. While under investigation Nick behaves completely in appropriately. For the first half of the book I absolutely hated the guy, and I was convinced he was a wife-killer. But, there are many strange twists, and other characters who might have done it.
The novel started on the day of Amy’s disappearance, uses Amy’s diary to give us Nick and Amy’s backstory, when they were once madly in love. His twin sister Go, on-the-other hand, never did like Amy. Amy’s parents have used Amy as inspiration for Amazing Amy books, using their daughter’s experiences, and mistakes, as learning lessons to portray what the “perfect Amazing Amy” does. Due to the success of “Amazing Amy”, Amy has people from her past who stalked her, and hurt her, including Desi, rich and obsessed with Amy.
If you haven’t read Gone Girl then you must get this and read it ASAP.