I just finished reading this book (gasp, I know! Me reading a book? Whaaaaaa…), and it was pretty amazing. The writing was a huge step up from my last dive into the literary world (cough50Shadescough), and Flynn was able to portray a well-crafted story with twists and turns that’ll make you blink your eyes and think WTF, mate?
Here’s a little synopsis of the book:
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?
AND, turns out that the movie will hit the big screen with Reese Witherspoon starring as Amy Dunne. Perfect match, in my mind. Gone Girl is a very quick and satisfying read for all you bookworms out there, so start reading it asap! Next on my reading list are Flynn’s other two books, Sharp Objects and Dark Places. Nothing like some more psychological and suspense thrillers to get you all warm and fuzzy for the fall.