Okay, so I jumped on the Gone Girl bandwagon a little late, considering the novel hit our shelves in 2012. But boy, was it a thrilling ride. Not normally a crime book kinda gal, I approached Gone Girl with caution; the only crime novels I recall ever reading were either of the non-fiction true crime breed or, ashamedly, cheap and nasty teen crime (think melodramatic summer romances amounting to vengeful murder over ex-boyfriends and stolen lip-glosses, circa 1990s).
I’m not going to delve into too much of the storyline of Gone Girl as it would be a shame to even hint at the surprise twists and turns throughout the book, for fear of spoiling it for you. Soz; that’s how I roll. Read it yourself to find out!
Basically, the plot follows Nick Dunne, who’s moved back to his hometown from the Big Apple with his wife Amy. The mystery begins when Amy disappears on the morning of their fifth anniversary, leading police and Nick on a wild and complicated trail of whodunnits, whodidntdoits and howdidithappens.
Written with thrilling abandon and a sharp eye for detail, author Gillian Flynn captures the very essence of crime and moulds it into a thriller oozing suspense, mystery, questions and emotions. Just where is Amy? And did Nick have anything to do with it?
I’d love to know your thoughts on the ending, so feel free to have a (censored) rant in the comments below, and for those who haven’t read it, beware spoiler alerts that may appear…