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Gone Girl - Mystery, Thriller and Suspense

Updated on October 14, 2014

It's totally engrossing but also a quick read. It's witty, suspensful and an ingenious slow burn thriller.

Without spoiling the plot, here is a brief overview of the book: The author Gillian Flynn in Gone Girl dives into common marital concerns such as communication, love, money, in-laws, and then twists and turns them into a psychotic mess in the case of the two main characters, Nick and Amy Dunne. Amy's diaries show us her character and Nick narrates his experiences. Nick follows clues Amy left for him in an anniversary treasure hunt before she disappeared. The story telling back and forth between the two main characters is creative and gives a nice perspective. The story is twisted, disturbing, and sometimes frightening. It's also irresistible....

There is not much joy left between Nick and Amy five years in to the marriage and suddenly Amy has gone missing. Circumstances are suspicious to say the least. We are left to wonder, did Nick kill Amy? A body has not been found but clues point to his guilt. Is Amy still alive? Did she frame him? Did she stage her own abduction? Was their marriage as truly amazing and picture perfect as its portrayed to be to friends and family? Both characters lie, both characters manipulate and the twists and turns are quite surprising as the book develops.

As crazy as the characters seem at times, the book also makes you think about those real and true unconventional truths about love and marriage that we so seldom discuss. How often are we being truly honest with ourselves or with a loved one in an intimate relationship such as marriage? How do we communicate and how do we listen? In a relationship, do we know, really know, each other?

It may not have the ending you hope for or suspect, but the characters are not normal, keep that in mind and so the way the story ends puts the final seal on what a truly sick relationship Nick and Amy had.

Other excellent books by Gilloian Flynn. You won't be dissappointed!

Dark Places
Dark Places

An exploration of lonlieness and the devastation it can lead to

Sharp Objects
Sharp Objects

Difficult and damaged, the main character leads us into disaster.

The Silent Wife: A Novel
The Silent Wife: A Novel

another suspensful novel packed with surprising twists and turns.


Have you read Gone Gril? What did you think?

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    • Baddew Fibes profile image

      Baddew Fibes 

      4 years ago

      Great review and great book. Thank you!

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      Marangeli Osoria 

      4 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

      Next on my list!

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      Merry Citarella 

      4 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Well done lens!

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      4 years ago

      Our book club read this a few months ago. I bet I came up with at least four ideas for a sequel (grim as it might be).

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      Stanley Green 

      4 years ago from Czech Republic

      Well, actually I haven't read this book but after reading your lens I will consider it once more :)


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