Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Genres/Themes: Thriller, Mystery, Adult Fiction
Synopsis from Goodreads:
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?
I’m not sure how what I add will affect how great this book has already been received. I agree with the hype and thought it was awesome.
I watched the movie first about a year ago and still, I enjoyed reading this book.
Definitely one for everyone to read.
Also, this book really makes me think about what marriage entails and what it means to love someone. Is Nick and Amy’s love life messed up, oh yeah. Still, throughout the book you can tell the love is there in some way.
A valid point is brought up about how people change for those they love and then slowly revert to who they really are… so, should people try to maintain the illusion for the rest of their lives? Or should we try harder to not be someone we aren’t in order to impress another person?
And at what point should we give up on love and marriage?
Just food for thought ^_^ These are definitely questions I had while reading.