Summary:Gone Girl centers its story about Nick and Amy Dunne's strained marriage relationship. Nick used to work as a journalist, but loses his job. With his broke financial status, Nick decides to relocate from New York City to his smaller home town, North Carthage. In an attempt of recovering from his financial deprivations, Nick opens a bar using the money from his wife. Nick runs the bar along with his twin sister Margo, providing a decent living for his family. But, as they days go by, his marriage with Amy is falling apart slowly. Amy resents her new life.
On a summer morning in Missouri, when Nick and Amy are celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary along with their relatives and acquaintances, Amy goes missing. Police's eyes turn towards Nick as an act of suspicion, since Nick used Amy's money for his business and their relationship is strained. As the police delve into the investigation, different shades of stories come out from Nick's and Amy's sides. The suspense of the book is carried until the actual information is demystified.
Publisher:Orion Publishing Group
Release date:November 8th 2012
No. of Pages:Paperback, 480 Pages
I've heard so much about this book and have wanted to read it for a while now. I generally like to take my time with a book. I could not do that with this book as I read it in 3 days. There are many twists and turns, although the plot is quite farfetched when you think about it. The author has a way of telling a story by using such vivid descriptors that he captivates you in curiosity.
There are two points of view in this book. The story alternates between the diary of Amy going back seven years, and the current day, first person account of her husband, Nick, beginning with the day Amy disappears, seemingly off the face of the earth. There is a lot going on in the book and it will hold your attention. It was well written and suspenseful and piqued my interest in other Gillian Flynn stories I might enjoy as well.
At the end of the book I found myself breathing a sigh of relief that these characters were just fictional as I wouldn't turn my back to either of them. I didn't catch the movie when it came out, but I'm more than ready to see how it translated to the the screen.