[Review] Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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. 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?


This book was fantastic. It was recommended to my by my mother in law. I went into this book knowing very little expecting that whatever I was imagining the book was going to go, it would be completely different.

It starts out with Nick looking guilty right out of the gate The Amy from the diary is lovable and believable. When I found out Amy in the diary was a fake I didn't think anything good about her. I found it hard to imagine someone going to such lengths to pt her husband behind bars that she would write 7 years worth of diary entries, never mind cutting herself in the arm as deep as described. 

The character that was most believable and that I could come away from the novel without hating was Margo. She remained normal and honest throughout the novel. She seemed to genuinely care for her twin brother, you could tell from the way she spoke to him. 

I wish I could say I felt bad for Nick in the end but I didn't. I still don't. I know it isn't fair for Amy to get away with murder but Nick has a choice. He doesn't have to stay with Amy. I wouldn't want anything to do with her knowing that she will go to great lengths to teach anyone a lesson.

The reason I couldn't give this book 5 stars was because of the ending. I thought it was awful. I think that Nick shouldn't have felt the need to stay just because Amy is pregnant with a baby boy. I don't think anything Nick could do will ever say that boy from the wrath of his mother the first time she gets angry.

4 stars.

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