Gone Girl: A Review

 Gone Girl is one of those novels that picks you up, shakes you, spins you around, then lets you loose.  Gillian Flynn takes what would under normal circumstances be an average couple: Nick and Amy, just one olive, with marital and money and normal every day problems and twists it around into something so much more.  I think that's what made this book so fantastic.  On a surface level, their relationship is common, something you can relate to. But as you delve deeper into who Nick and Amy there is no going back.  It's convoluted and twisted in ways you can't even imagine, the lives of two people who pretend to be perfect, but are so very far from it.

"Marriage can be a real killer."

I really enjoyed this book.  It was fast paced and the juxtaposition of the alternating chapters made it a really fun and intriguing read.  I totally called the main twist based on a small detail in the first few pages, but I definitely didn't predict the next plot twist.  This book was definitely a ride.  I highly recommend it, though if you are sensitive to harsh language and back stabbery, this book might not be for you.  But if you're looking for a psychological thriller that takes a relatively common trope (boy meets girl, boy marries girl, boy murders girl) and turns it on it's head, you'll be hooked.  Flynn has total control over your emotions and your knowledge, be prepared for quite a spin.

Happy reading!

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