Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Gone Girl - Flynn

Title: Gone Girl

Author: Gillian Flynn
Genre: Fiction
2/5- Just okay.  Choose with extreme prejudice.

Book Source: Library

Recommended if you like: Fiction, Mysteries


What Its About:  
Nick Dunne met his wife, Amy, at a party and despite losing contact with her for a year eventually reunited, fell in love, and married. Their "perfect" life carried on in New York City until both Nick and Amy lost their jobs. Then Nick's mother developed cancer and Nick dragged his wife to his home town of North Carthage, Missouri - quite a change for a born and bred New Yorker.

Amy and Nick do their best to adjust to their new lives, despite arguments and struggles. Neither are happy, but both seem to be trying, perhaps. Until one day, on Amy and Nick's fifth-year anniversary, Amy disappears. Out of the blue, she is gone. There appears to have been a, questionable, struggle in their home. The police quickly focus on Nick and pull out all the Missouri "stops" to locate her, or a body. Clues, including an anniversary scavenger-hunt (a tradition between them), lead both the police and Nick to come to conclusions about what happened to Amy.


The Bottom Line: 
This book sounded like such a great concept. It was so very hyped by so many!


In the words of Patricia at American Thinker...

"Gone Girl was one of the best books I had read up until the last few pages. Then it became the worst book I'd ever read..."


Ugh! What a waste!

...sorry Gillian, never again.