Saturday, July 6, 2013

Book review - Gone Girl

Gone Girl is written by Gillian Flynn and provides a glimpse into the mind of a psychopath and how their thinking affects them and those around them.  It really grabbed me and took me for a ride.  I will be looking for her other books now as this author really intrigues me.

The book is described as thus:

Marriage can be a real killer.
One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that her work “draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.” Gone Girl’s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn.
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. 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?
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?

With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Long Live the Queen of Books


  1. Okay, this is new for you ... a book review and a very dark book at that. I use my books to espcape into. I don't want them to be scary or wicked, just interesting. A good mystery works for me ... I have several favorite writers that I follow. I especially like the ones with a medical bent to it ... you know, old nurse :) Anyway, you write a great review so I will be looking for more of these from you. And maybe you will find a book I can delve into. In the meantime, Queen of Book Reviews, I will just enjoy your regular writing and photos.

    Andrea @ From The Sol

  2. A popular book, and I hear they are making it into a movie. Interesting.

  3. thanks for the book alert. All good at "Auntie's". Dragonflies laying eggs. Baby toads leaping tiny leaps, out of pond, into yard. wish you well, pond lois

  4. My review is here
    I listened to the audio version and rated it 4 out of 5 stars.