Author: Gillian Flynn
Genre: Psychological Thriller, Standalone
Personal Rating: 4.5/5 (excellent)
Yearly Count: 25
On the morning of their fifth wedding anniversary, Nick's wife, Amy, has disappeared. Nick is weak, Nick is a liar, and maybe he's not the very best of husbands--but is he a killer? Amy's diary reveals turmoil over their marriage, strange sicknesses, and her deep wish to be a mother--but is she telling the whole story? As the evidence slowly mounts, and the cops' investigation deepens, Nick is incriminated in horrible ways. Nick swears he didn't murder his beautiful wife and goes on the offensive to clear his name...only to learn that something may have happened more disturbing than death.
WOO HOO! This is my first "best read" of the year! It's not unusual for my first to come so many months into the new year, but I always hope for sooner. No matter - I'm certainly enjoying my book high now! I have to say, though, that I didn't think it was perfect. Specifically speaking, the ending was not what I had hoped. It was satisfying, but I just wish it was different.
Starting from the beginning, I was very intrigued. I wanted to know more and more and more. Once I reached close to the middle of the book, I couldn't put it down. Oh that was absolute heaven for me, as I don't get that feeling as often as I would like. The suspense and twists that were shared through the entries of Nick and Amy were so captivating that I had to keep reading. I loved discovering more about their warped, abnormal thoughts. That sounds a bit odd on my part, but their distorted views really kept me glued to their story.
I am now very eager to get to Flynn's other two books that are sitting on my TBR shelves!
My thanks go to Crown Publishing Group and NetGalley for providing me with this eGalley. Gone Girl is scheduled to be published on June 5, 2012.