Thursday, July 19, 2012

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gillian Flynn's twisty thriller, Gone Girl, deserves all the hype it has been getting. On the morning of their fifth wedding anniversary, wife Amy disappears amid signs of foul play and husband Nick is the prime suspect. The telling flips back and forth between his voice (present day) and her voice (journal entries over the course of their marriage).

Amy: "One should never marry marry a man who doesn't own a decent set of scissors. That would be my advice. It leads to bad things." Apparently so.

The characters and the plot are full of surprises. In order not to give anything away, all I'll say is that criminal insanity plays a role. I'm a sucker for powerful endings and this one is a doozy. Whew!

Readalike: So Much Pretty by Cara Hoffman.

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