Saturday, November 17, 2012

Book Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

It's Nick and Amy's fifth anniversary, when Amy suddenly disappears. At their home, there are signs of a struggle. What happened and where is Amy? Through Nick's thoughts and actions, and Amy's diary pages, we learn about how they met, the state of their marriage, and many other details about these two people who have many sides to explore.

And that's about all I want to say about the plot of Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. I read this book two months ago, but have struggled with writing the review. The problem is that this is a psychological thriller; if you haven't read it yet, you really don't want to know anything else about the plot. Flynn does an amazing job of revealing bits and pieces about each character and their actions throughout the novel, from the first page to the last. Telling you any more would ruin that experience.

I will say that this is a page turner. I had a hard time putting it down, wanting to know what was going to happen next all the way to the end. It's also a book that has been hyped up a lot, so keep that in mind and don't let it disappoint you. I personally think it lived up to the hype; and I don't say that often. The twists and turns, which were both both aggravating and invigorating, kept me going straight to the last page.

I do have to say something about the ending, without revealing anything that those who haven't read it wouldn't want to know. I've had discussions with others about the ending of this book and some are not happy with it. But I think it's perfect. I've thought about it a lot since finishing the book, and I'm quite satisfied with the way it ends.

And that is all I'll say except this: If you have any interest whatsoever in psychological thrillers, you must read Gone Girl. That is all.

My Rating: 5/5

Read my review of Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

This review was written based on a copy of Gone Girl that I purchased.


  1. I am in the minority, I don't like what I consider 'clever' plots when the author plays us for dumb.

    I thought when happened in the middle might happen so I was disappointed I was right and just didn't enjoy the rest of the book.

  2. I just started it a few days ago. I'll let you know what I think when I'm done.

  3. I really like how you set this up so as not to reveal any of the book's secrets. I enjoyed this book. It was fun and kept me guessing!

  4. I loved the book as well and had no problem at all with the end. Glad you enjoyed it as well!

  5. I really need to get my act together and read this already! I don't think I've read a bad review yet.


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