Despite Thrillers not being my movie genre, I love reading a good book full of suspense, tension, some dark stuff and a good screwed main character accompanied with a hot cuppa. Gilian Flynn has been one of my current fave author and today I’ll talk about her most recent big hit, Gone Girl, which has been talked about non-stop. Yes, it’s that good.
I’ve read all of Flynn’s books (there are only 3 at the moment), I’ve loved all of them and finished them in a heartbeat. That being said, I think that out of the three, Gone Girl is my least fave —not because it’s not well written or because it’s a weak plot. It’s just that having read the other two books, they simply were even better.
“Who are you? What have we done to each other? When his wife Amy suddenly disappears, the police suspect Nick. Amy’s friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what really did happen to Nick’s beautiful wife?”
It basically is compiled of diary entries of Nick and Amy, showing you great perspectives and making it possible to get to know each character. In the beginning I was sympathising [with Amy], then in the plot I still had hope and in the end I was confused and not sure what to think, with a touch of disgust. It’s very cleverly written, and whilst you’re reading it’s playing mind-games with you —twisting and turning your brain. As expected from Flynn, the main character is screwed, the revelation is shocking and it leaves you speechless for a while. All in all a great book and I’ll definitely re-read this when time allows me. And for those who have loved this book, please do read Sharp Objects and Dark Places from Flynn —you’ll thank me later.
What book(s) have you been reading lately?
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