I was lucky enough to get an ARC (advanced readers copy) of Gone Girl back in 2012, I felt it was time to revisit it and I found that I enjoyed it now just as much as I did then! You can read my review from 2012 by clicking HERE.
‘You two are the most fucked-up people I have ever met, and I specialize in fucked-up people.”
― Gillian Flynn,
Gone Girl is a fast paced, exciting read! It's about a young married couple named Nick and Amy who are down on their luck and move away from Amy's beloved New York to a Nick's small hometown in Missouri to care for his ailing mother and open up a bar on what is left of Amy's trust fund monies.
The bar allows for the Dunne's to leave a comfortable life but Amy is terribly unhappy, hates the home they are living in and their once romantic, loving marriage had turned. On the day of their wedding anniversary, Amy disappears. The crime scene appears staged and Nick is the number one suspect.
Nick pleads his innocence and go on the annual anniversary scavenge hunt that Amy has set up. The hunt and solving the too easy clues puts Nick in situations that make him more suspect to investigators. Amy is quite clever and is setting, Nick up to take the fall.
Amy is a sociopath, plain and simple. She is on crazy b***h but Nick, has weaved his own tight web of misdeeds. It's difficult to talk about the plot without revealing it but it is dark, twisted and ugly.
This is by far my favorite book by Flynn.
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