Thursday, December 6, 2012

Book Review: Gone Girl

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn 

This is a hard book to summarize the plot without giving away the twists. Basically, Nick and Amy, a New York couple, move to Nick's home town in Missouri to help take care of his sick mom. On their fifth wedding anniversary, Amy disappears involving what appears to be foul play sparking a media frenzy. 

Wow. This has got to be one of the most twisted books I have ever read. And that's saying something because I have read a lot of books.

After a slow start, it quickly became a gripping read that I couldn't put down. It's not a deep book, but I found it to be very entertaining. Even though there is little to like about the characters, I enjoyed reading it. That is until the end.

It's not a deep book or exactly well-written, but I could have appreciated it for what it was (a shallow, quick read) if only the ending had been different. I definitely will recommend this book to people who like beach reads.

Next month - The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway 

Disclosure: No one paid me in any way, form or fashion for this review.

1 comment:

Jenn said...

YES. The ending was so effed up! OMG! Twisted is an excellent description. I read this in Italy and was so shocked that I told the entire story to Chris who could not understand why I was reading it -- but I couldn't put it down.