Friday, 7 September 2012

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Marriage can be a real killer. 
  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 from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. 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? 
   As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?

I didn't see what the book was about (or that it was an "it" book at the moment) and downloaded it anyway because I was bored. Within the first night of reading it, I was hooked. I read it within 3 days and found myself reading it while making dinner because I just had to know what happens next. What made it very addictive was the fact that the chapters alternated between Amy's past diary entries and Nick. And at the end of most chapters you were left with a cliff-hanger and would be dying to go back to it. The storyline is never dull, my theories of what will happen next were constantly crushed by very unpredictable twists. I'm normally not into these type of books because of the typical story lines and endings but this was extremely addictive and really hard to put down.

Don't read too many reviews - most of them unintentionally give you an idea of how it ends.


  1. I have this on order from book depository - thanks for the review, looking forward to reading it now!

  2. ahh i love those kinda books that you cant put down and take everywhere with you! i shall put this on my amazon wishlist! :D