Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn reviewed by Heather

Gone Girl by Gillian FlynnTitle: Gone Girl
Author: Gillian Flynn
Release Date: June 5, 2012
Publisher: Crown
Pages: 432 pages
Source: NetGalley

Nick and Amy live a seemingly happy life. When they have to leave their New York home and move back to Nick’s hometown to care for his ailing parents, Amy isn’t happy. Nick knows this, but he hopes that his wife will grow to love their new home.

On their fifth wedding anniversary, Nick receives a phone call from a neighbor and returns home to find their front door wide open and a sign of struggle in the living room. Amy is missing.

I honestly don’t know if I am going to be able to give a proper review of this book. So many of the things I want to say about Gone Girl would totally ruin the book for anyone reading it. This book was riveting from the minute I read the first words on the page. I was immediately wrapped up in the lives of Amy and Nick.

I love the way this book is written. Flynn did a wonderful job of helping the reader flow from reading Nick’s words and thoughts and then moving on to Amy’s. Gone Girl was so full of twists and turns, and as a reader, I love a book that makes you think. At one point I was so amazed because I didn’t know whether to be frightened of the character speaking or bow down to them.

Gone Girl will definitely stick with you for a long time. Even when I finished, I was still thinking of the characters and the plot and was still finding it amazing that the author was able to weave such a spell-binding story.

I know this review doesn’t give a lot of the plot line of the story, but like I said, too much information and the plot is ruined for you. All I can say is, If you are a big fan of crime dramas like CSI and Law and Order, I really believe you should give Gone Girl a try. Even if you don’t enjoy those types of shows, I think the writing alone would pull anyone in. After finishing this, I immediately went in search of any other books written by this author and look forwarding to reading more of her work.

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