Friday, July 20, 2012
One of my clients recommend this book to me after picking it off the New York Times bestselling list. She was less than 100 pages in at the time but she said she thought I'd enjoy it. She's given me several books before and hasn't steered me wrong yet so when I went to Barnes and Noble to buy a book for the book swap (more on that Monday), I thought, why not? I rarely buy new books, I'm used, hand-me-down, ereader kind of girl but this one was 40% off and I really wanted it before the end of the 2243989023 person library wait-list.
Here's what Amazon had to say about it:
Marriage can be a real killer.
One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that her work “draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.” Gone Girl’s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn.
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.
Well I really can't say it better than that. But I will add that whoever wrote that description was right about it being unputdownable (is that an actually a word?)...I finished the last 250+ pages in a day. It is obviously dark in nature but I was fascinated. It had the feel and drama of an insane Lifetime movie (which I'm also famous for loving) - I was into it! Thankfully, it was well written which really added to the interest factor, for me. If you like murder mysteries and psychologically driven novels, you'll enjoy this one.
Happy Friday from shore of Myrtle Beach and the happiest of weekends to you all!