Monday, December 16, 2013

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

I was very excited when Gone Girl was picked for the December book for my FLICKS Book and Movie Club. I have wanted to read it since it came out, and I’ve been starting to feel like I am the last person who has yet to read it.

It is hard for me to do a review of this book as I don’t want to give too many details away.   I enjoyed going into this book myself not knowing what was going on and seeing the mystery unwrap before my eyes.  I will say that it was unexpected and an unpredictable book and ending.  I loved it.  I love to be surprised!

Nick Dunne gets a call on the morning of his fifth anniversary from a neighbor saying that his front door is open and his cat his outside.  Nick tries to call his wife Amy, but can’t get a hold of her.  He goes home to check out the scene and finds signs of a struggle.  He calls the police and the investigation begins.  Every other chapter is Nick’s story starting with this day, and then the other chapter is Amy’s story from her journal starting with their first meeting and marriage.  From both points of view, the reader soon realizes that something is not right with their marriage and that two people can see two very different sides of one story.

 I won’t say more as I don’t want to ruin the story, but I feel the book was worth the hype.  I thought it was a fast read and very intriguing.  I thought the writing style was beautiful, although I didn’t like some of the very vulgar language in Part 2.  I also liked how all of the narrators are unreliable narrators which give the story a very unique spin.  I highly recommend this book.

Book Source:  The Kewaunee Public Library


  1. I told myself I wasn't going to read this book but now your review is making me change my mind.

  2. We just talked about it last week at our January book club meeting. My friend that also finished it had the same reactions as me. We are interested in the upcoming movie!

  3. I enjoyed this book. Many twists and turns that you don't see coming! It is a bit far-fetched at times, but overall a good read.