“A thriller with more twists than the Mississippi, guaranteed to keep you guessing until the last page.”

NO MAJOR SPOILERS

Well after Gone Girl got a million mentions on the page I figured I better see what all the fuss was about. You loved it, you hated it, it was the best book ever, it was the worst book ever and according to you lot it had the worst ever ending of a book! What a recommendation, I couldn’t resist it.

Let’s talk about Amy Dunne. The general consensus in the Reading Addicts group is that Amazing Amy is the person you love to hate, and some of you hated Nick Dunne, her husband just as much. I’m almost cringing admitting it, but I loved Amy, I felt a bond with her the moment I started reading and no matter what she did, I couldn’t stop liking her; a little bit of me thinks that Nick feels the same.

It’s almost an impossibility to take you through Gone Girl without ruining the book because every chapter is a new revelation. Amy Dunne is missing, and there are signs of a struggle, and in several different narratives, Gone Girl is the whodunit to end all whodunits. The narratives are great, you get loads of different perspectives, even Amy’s from her diary, despite the fact that she is missing. The more you hear through the narrative, the more you discover, Gone Girl is the twistiest, turniest thriller I have ever read and the story is turned on its head with almost every chapter.

If you want a book that’s going to make you feel like you’ve been on a rollercoaster journey, with your heart in your mouth, sweaty palms and a compulsion to read on, then you’ve found it with Gone Girl! I can see why this book is the most hated/loved/despised with all of you, because it evokes really strong feelings, and isn’t that what we want from literature?

The ending? I thought it was creepy and apt, and tied in well with the rest of the story, it’s even open for a sequel, though where Gillian Flynn would take the story now I don’t know!

 

Reviewed by:

Kath Cross

Added 19th April 2015

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