The third novel by Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl, is the epitome of a psychological thriller.
Nick and Amy Dunne had the perfect love story. Both young, beautiful, and successful people living their lives in the bustling city of New York. However, when jobs are lost, and Nick’s family calls him back to his home state of Missouri, the perfection starts to fade and a much darker side of the Dunne’s marriage is brought to light.
Talk about a page turner! This novel was the first book I chose to read in my goal to read 12 books in 12 months (essentially, one book a month) It only took my 3 weeks to breeze through this book and I enjoyed every minute of it.
Like in Sharp Objects, Gillian Flynn does not disappoint with the twists and turns of the story line. You begin to love one character, and then grow to despise them as things unfold, on the other hand, you initially loathe certain characters that turn into heroes by the end (this may be personal preference but I wouldn’t be surprised if others, who have read this book, feel a similar way) And like Dark Places, the story does jump back and forth between both Amy’s and Nick’s point of view but in this novel, I didn’t mind that as much.
Gone Girl is suspenseful, with the right amount of dark humor, and it kept me hooked until the very last page.