For a self confessed reading addict, I really cannot explain this delay as other than a lapse in judgement. More telling perhaps, is that it took an afternoon drive time radio show to push me over the edge (over edge into reading that is....I went over the other edge years ago :).
Thank heavens for drive time! Gone Girl is well worth the hype it has generated in the years since its release (maybe that's why I hadn't read it, too much hype?).
An intense and startling novel, 'Gone Girl' is so crammed with icy cold suspense that I nearly broke my golden 'never read ahead' rule.
Problem was I had an urgent need to know..... let me explain with a quick non spoiler review.
Nick and Amy are young, married and in love when their perfect life starts to come apart. After losing their jobs and discovering Nick's mother is dying from cancer they move from New York to the vastly 'different' Missouri to care for her.
Problem is Amy is desperately unhappy with the move and Nick copes by becoming ever more distant from his struggling wife.
In the midst of marital struggles, the unthinkable happens and Amy disappears without a trace.
All to soon suspicion falls on Nick, after all, isn't it always the husband? As a reader, emerging details rocked my faith in Nick as well, is he the good guy he seems, or an abusive and cruel husband. Hence my issue, I HAD TO KNOW.
Some advice, follow my rule. DO NOT read ahead to see, you will ruin this book for yourself. Don't do it. Just don't. (Also don't google 'Gone Girl' either... not every site avoids spoilers).
One definite 'do' is: Do read 'Gone Girl'. Gillian Flynn has created a taut psychological thriller that will deliver surprises, shocks and SUSPENSE right through to the gut wrenching end.
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'Gone Girl' By Gillian Flynn