Review: Gone Girl

Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn
2012
Crown Publishing
978-0-307-58836-4

When Nick Dunne’s beautiful and intelligent wife, Amy, goes missing on the day of their fifth wedding anniversary, he immediately becomes a suspect. Between his lies and questionable behaviour, it’s no wonder the cops think he had something to do with his wife’s disappearance. The only person who believes in Nick is his twin sister, Margo. But if he is innocent, where is Amy?

Told in chapters alternating between Nick’s point of view in the present and Amy’s diary entries,¬†Gone Girl is a compelling and extremely well-plotted mystery. Nick is definitely not the most sympathetic character, as we discover his marriage with Amy, who is also deeply flawed, was on the verge of collapse. I don’t want to give away too much of the plot, but I will say I had a hard time putting this book down as I became entangled in Nick and Amy’s web of lies. Recommended for mystery fans.

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