I absolutely did not like this book. None of the characters were likeable. I kept reading hoping that it would get better, but sadly it didn't. I cannot give this book a positive review.
I thought it might just be me, but after reading the reviews of some others, I now feel justified in saying that I was VERY disappointed in this book. Without being a spoiler, let me say that the book starts out veerrryyy slow for at least 100 pages, which almost caused me to stop and toss it. Then, it starts to pick up and the characters and the plot are better revealed, and I had some new interest in continuing. I kept waiting for an interesting plot twist or a gratifying ending. Yeah, neither came, and the ending was like waiting in great anticipation for your honeymoon night and your bride reveals that she's actually gay and just needs you for window dressing. About the only thing positive I could say about the ending is, the male character stayed true to the characterization the author gave him. If I had it to do over again, I would have read something else.
Overall, I think Gillian Flynn could (will?) become a talented author, because this book was fairly well-written, and the middle of the book will keep your interest, but the extremely poor ending tends to overshadow the good stuff.
Great read. Keeps you guessing. Nice plot twists. Very enjoyable!
Well done psychological novel / thriller. Amazing Amy is pretty nuts, but this is an interesting story!
The book had me until the last 25%. I liked the written format of the he said, she said. I did not like the ending at all. I felt sorry for the husband until the end as well.
Author: Gillian Flynn
Marriage can be a real killer. One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that her work draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction. Gone Girls toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn.
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunnes fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nicks clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isnt doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wifes 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 mediaas well as Amys fiercely doting parentsthe town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and hes definitely bitterbut 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 didnt do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?
Gillian Flynn's BEST book so far! Grab a copy if you can find one!
Very good read, though the ending I wanted more.
The general outline of the story is interesting. The problem is that all of the characters are horrible people with no redeeming qualities. That makes you not root for anyone or care how the story line plays out.
This is a fast read, and keeps you interested. Follows the movie closely. Well written. Sadly, the ending felt rushed, but great story overall.