Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn is a must-read for those who enjoy stories with a plot that keeps you guessing until the very end. To be honest, when I read the first few paragraphs I did not think I was going to like it. Seriously. In the first few paragraphs a man is talking about the shape of his wife's head and how when he first saw it he thought she had a "finely shaped head". OK. Next, he describes how he could picture himself opening her skull, un-spooling her brain, and sifting through it. Yet, as I kept reading I got caught up in the story of what I consider one of the strangest marriages and it's unraveling. When I finished this book I literally sat back and said "Wow". The story begins on the morning of Amy and Nick's fifth wedding anniversary, when Nick wakes up to the sound of his wife humming away in the kitchen and making him breakfast. Little did he know this day's events would change his life forever. To cut a long story short, Amy disappears that day and it appears that someone took her from their home. Each chapter switches between Amy's version of their life together and Nick's version, including all the events leading up to her disappearance. One minute I felt myself believing Amy's version, and in the next I began feeling sorry for Nick. Gone Girl is a cleverly written tale with multiple twists and turns. If you liked Defending Jacob by William Landay you might want to give this one a try.

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