Year of Publishing: 2012
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Synopsis: Marriage can be a real killer. 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? With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around.
Review: Gone girl is a psychological thriller very different than others books I’ve read, since I started reading it I knew it was different from the rest. The author has talked during several pages about the lives of the protagonists, common characters, characters who could be you and me and this makes us empathize more with them. The protagonists suffer problems like people we met on the street, have dismissed them from work, are affected by the crisis, they have family problems, they have to return to their place of origin… Everything happens quite normal in the first few pages so I could not believe that after the story was complicated as much as promised its synopsis. But eventually Amy disappears and Nick, her husband, is the prime suspect. Both characters are very well developed throughout story.
The story is told from two perspectives by alternating chapters, one chapter narrates Nick and another chapter we read the Amy’s diary of years ago. Thus apart from knowing everything about the research we also know how they met and how they started together. She tells us quite a lot of the characters from that diary, but I think that some of these things were irrelevant, yet thanks to the daily we learn more about the protagonists.
The book makes an analysis of what it means love and hate, the conflicts in relationships and many more reflections by an incredible way. Gillian Flynn makes indirectly questions throughout story so that each reader to create his theory in his head. No doubt she has an exquisite and wonderful storytelling. Her writing will leave them incredulous if you decide to read this book. The end will not leave indifferent anyone, it is a book that surprises with its final either for good or ill. This book and this story are so amazing that they decided to make a movie, but I still have I not seen it so I don’t know if the movie is equal that book. But the main plot itself is the same.
My conclusion is that if you want a book with a story progress quickly, a story you like it from the start and an intriguing story, this is the book you seek. My valuation for this psychological thriller is 3/5.
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Written by: Ana