Sunday, March 29, 2015

From the shelf: Gone Girl

Title: Gone Girl
Author: Gillian Flynn
Genre: Adult, Mystery, Thriller
Date read: March 11-29, 2015
Dawn Rates:  (4/5)

Summary (cr: goodreads)

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? 

As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn't do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?

My Review: (also in goodreads)

My only regret is: why did I ever watch the movie first before reading the always. I don't know if I read too many books but I predicted the ending of the movie therefore spoiling the surprise in the book. Movie aside, this book had that compelling mystery and thrill that made me addicted. The story starts on their 5th anniversary when Amy went missing confusing Nick triggering the lies, deceit and their twisted, dysfunctional marriage. Of course there was a big twist nearing the end and I have stop without giving anything away. This book was dark, thrilling and mysterious...just the way I like it.

Till the next read..

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