Thursday, June 18, 2015

Read Review: Gone Girl

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Paperback, 466 pages
Published November 8th 2012 by Phoenix (first published January 1st 2012)

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

There are two sides to every story...This is THE US No. 1 bestselling novel that everyone is talking about...

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?

Several of my friends had already read this one and most people have already watched the movie. So many rave reviews made me want to read it. I already have the movie on my laptop but I wanted to read the book first.

The book is an absolute page-turner. I would like to call it a "psycho love story". It's really amazing how people minds work in a crooked way. Psychology has always amazed me and a story woven around it is always intriguing. Love, hate and desires can make individuals to go to extreme lengths.

Amy is crazy, but brilliant crazy. Nick is no less crazy to be with her. But they complement each other in the strangest way possible. They understand and know each others' minds way too well. Ideal spouses are supposed to do that, aren't they? I liked the way the author presented the timeline of the story. She has done a very good job with the book. A very good read indeed.

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