Friday, 3 October 2014

"Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn | Book Review

On his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne's wife, Amy, goes missing. As Nick behaves strangely in front of the press, and as evidence begins to surface, everyone is left wondering: did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

This novel contains the perfect example of an unreliable narrator. We're given two perspectives: Nick's and Amy's (in the form of her diary, chronicling the seven years before she disappeared). Although we have two viewpoints, we still only know what each is telling us; it's so interesting to see the inner workings of their marriage and the fact that they weren't always on the same page, metaphorically speaking.

This books is full of sociopaths. They're everywhere. Their actions and motivations are disturbing in many cases, which makes for a fascinating story.

Gone Girl's pages are filled with an almost alarming amount of twists and turns. You'll think you've got the whole mystery figured out, and then there'll be yet another twist. It's perplexing!

This story is a page-turner and I didn't want to put it down at any point. It's so well-thought-out and I wanted to know what would happen at the end, how all the characters' lives would turn out...and I wasn't disappointed.

Gone Girl is a fast-paced, suspenseful tale. The novel - and its characters - is so messed up in the best way possible, and it's an absolutely exhilarating read.

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