#bookreview – Gone Girl ~Gillian Flynn~





Who are you?

What have we done to each other?

These are the questions Nick Dunne finds himself asking on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears.

The police suspect Nick. Amy’s friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn’t true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they weren’t made by him. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone.

So what really did happen to Nick’s beautiful wife?

‘Flynn is a brilliantly accomplished psychological crime writer and this latest book is so dark, so twisted and so utterly compelling that it actually messes with your mind’ DAILY MAIL

‘A near-masterpiece. Flynn is an extraordinary writer who, with every sentence, makes words do things that other writers merely dream of’ SOPHIE HANNAH, Sunday Express

‘You think you’re reading a good, conventional thriller and then it grows into a fascinating portrait of one averagely mismatched relationship…Nothing’s as it seems – Flynn is a fabulous plotter, and a very sharp observer of modern life in the aftermath of the credit crunch’ THE TIMES

‘One of the most popular thrillers of the year is also one of the smartest… Flynn’s book cleverly outpaces its neo-noir trappings and consistently surprises the reader.’ FINANCIAL TIMES

My Thoughts/Review


There was a lot of hype around this book but I wasn’t really that impressed. Perhaps I’m a bit odd! I found it hard going and boring in parts. I persevered with it and read it to the end, there were some surprising twists and turns which made it bearable. I think it could have been shortened as there were things in it that were pointless, in my opinion!

I don’t want to say too much about the plot to spoil it but who in their right mind goes to the lengths that Amy Dunne did to try and frame her husband? I did like the fact that she had a taste of her own medicine!

It’s well written, just a bit too drawn out, the twists in it are unexpected and really good, would I recommend it, probably as I think everyone should make their own mind up and just because I wasn’t totally blown away by it, it appears a lot of others were!

Have you read this book, what did you think? Please share your thoughts in the comments.

If you have not read this book and would like to it’s available from iBooks, iTunes Audio Books and Amazon

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