Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – review

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  • What’s Gone Girl about?

    Amy, the inspiration for a much-loved children’s book franchise, disappears from the home she shares with husband Nick on the morning of their 5th anniversary. Nick is automatically classed as a suspect and with the evidence mounting up, his chances begin to look bleak – but did he really kill his wife?

    With Amy’s diary entries interspersed with the ongoing investigation you get a picture of a modern marriage gone wrong, but is everything really as it seems?

    goodtoknow says
    We think it’s safe to say Nick and Amy do not have a happy marriage! There are more twists, turns, mind games and downright toxic behaviour than you can bear to keep up with, but you must – miss one little detail and you’ll be lost.

    At first you think you know the story. Missing wife, unemotional husband – it almost writes itself, but it’s that stereotype that this book plays on. Despite his sensitive, first-person narrative, you begin to doubt Nick as the evidence just gets a little too much.

    One of the best parts of this book was the brilliant surprise twist halfway through, so we really don’t want to give it away, but we will say, Amy has got to be one of the most complex characters we’ve ever read.

    And it’s not just Nick who has had a troubled past with this complicated woman. As her character unfolds, the story really spices up and the reveal of what happened on that seemingly normal morning left us reeling.

    You will actually not be able to put it down. Don’t think you’ve heard this story before, you really, really haven’t.

    Rating: 9/10
    Publisher: Phoenix
    Publish date: 3rd February 2013

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