Title: Gone Girl
Publisher: Phoenix Fiction – Orion books
Author: 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 weeding 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 did happen to Nick’s beautiful wife?
Goes down as another off my 2015 Reading Challenge – A mystery or thriller.
I am usually very much a book person, always saying the book is better than the movie but in this case I think because I saw the movie first I liked it a but more. The flow of the book felt a little too long compared to the film and I felt that because I had watched the film first I was always going to compare the two throughout reading the book.
Ok so you have Amy who has gone missing and everyone just assumes that Nick is some how responsible for her disappearance. Throughout the book, and film if you have watched it, you are double guessing yourself trying to work out who is telling the truth. Do you believe Nick, who can come off as a bit uncaring and turns out to be very misguided to where his life has turned out, or do you believe Amy through the voice of her diary? Throughout the book you are introduced to a few different ‘Amy’s’ and I don’t think she really knows who the real one is any better than anyone else’s guess. The further the story goes on the more complex it becomes and you are wondering how it will all play out in the end for all concerned.
I did enjoy the book and would recommend it to people. I think I would get them to read the book first though then watch the film though to see if that makes a difference. It is a very good thriller though and will keep you hooked throughout.
3 out of 5 stars