Review: Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn)

Genre: Mystery

Rating: ★★★★★


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. 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?


Now, how do I review one of the greatest psychology thrillers in the past decade? The feels that accompanied this read was too disturbing, I’m not sure I can portray it appropriately in this review.

But I will say this: Flynn really knows her shit *my apologies for the vulgar language, but it was totally called for if you’ve read this book. Here are some attributes of the book that seriously needs to be highlighted:

1. Style of writing: Amazing. I mean, Girl on the Train can’t even compare to the brilliance of Gone Girl (in my opinion)

2. Plot twist(s): EPIC. I really did not see that coming.

3. Character developments: They remain irritably arrogant and messed up in the brain. the kind I like honestly

4. Ending: Not what I expected and I wasn’t entirely happy with it. I really thought it was gonna be a bit more dramatic, albeit the actual ending was still very disturbing

I was thoroughly disturbed and creeped out by the whole book, from the first part until the last. It’s definitely a page turner and something that kept me wondering what would happen in the end.

If you love a good book that makes you scream “OH MY GOD, WHAT THE BLOODY HELL HAPPENED?!”, then this book is definitely for you.

Enough said, people.


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