I have been tangled in the web of words for a very long time. I remember being a child and riding my bike to the local library, only needing help getting home because I had checked out so many books.~~
My love of the written word has grown over the years. I recently left my dream job at Barnes & Noble to marry the man of my dreams. I am writing this blog to share with you the books I have read throughout the years. Please feel free to comment and discuss.
I love a good gritty mystery. That is no secret. Author Gillian Flynn is becoming one of those authors that I regularly stalk to find out when the next book will published. Not only do I love her work, but she is a Missouri girl and is originally from the KC area and all three of her books have been set in Missouri.
In Gone Girl Gillian Flynn takes us to the fictional town of North Carthage, Missouri along the Mississippi River. We meet bar owner Nick Dunne and his wife, Amy. They were forced to leave New York City and return to Nick's hometown in Missouri when his parents fall ill. It does not take them long to realize that Missouri is not good for their marriage and it is on their Fifth Anniversary that Amy goes missing and Nick is the prime suspect. As more and more information is revealed we, the readers, start to question Nick's innocence. Did he do it or did he not? And if he didn't kill Amy, then where is she and who took her?
Gone Girl is a psychological thriller like no other. It is one giant mind game that leaves the reader exhausted by the time it is over. But, oh what a ride! I wanted to like Nick, I really did. But he is a shithead of a husband, but even I have to say that being a bad husband does not mean that you are a killer. And Amy. Anyone who has a single guy friend has heard stories about girls playing mind games, well, Amy has turned playing "mind games" into an Olympic sport.
Fans of a good, gritty mystery novel are going to enjoy Gone Girl. While the "mystery" is revealed about halfway through the book, you are flying through the pages to find out how the whole thing gets resolved. Is Amy really dead? Is Nick facing the death penalty? And what exactly led them to where they are now? This is most definitely a book to throw in the old beach bag or take with you on vacation. It is just too good to pass up.