Book Review of Gone Girl- Gillian Flynn

Synopsis from Goodreads:

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 from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. 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?
As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet.

My ratings: 5/5

Tips: Expect the unexpected. That’s it.


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I remember reading this e-book on my smart phone. It wasn’t pleasant because my severe headache decided to torture me then but at the same time, I couldn’t flip the pages on my phone. This book started quite ordinarily and seeing Nick frantically searching for Amy, it does make you feel horrible. I found myself looking for Amy along with Nick. Leafing his thoughts and peeking at the corner, maybe someone murdered her and hid her body in the basement? All kinds of thoughts were running in my mind.

To be honest, I was overthrown by the turn of events of the book. I gasped and cursed more than I can ever keep track of. I really loved the concept and applaud Flynn for the excellent execution of  plot and characters. I was so shocked but I have always anticipated something is going to happen. That’s what happens in thrillers, right?

Reading this book has rekindle my joy of reading mystery thrillers. There is so much I want to tell but I am afraid I might spoil it for you guys. It is indeed an excellent read, therefore I urge everyone to read this book so that you should know, there are many kinds of psychos out there. Have fun reading!


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