Who are you?There has been so much hype about this book and I am pleased that I have finally got round to reading it. I think the hype is very much deserved and I am extremely excited about the movie being made, especially as Gillian Flynn is on board to write the screen-play.
What have we done to each other?
These are the questions Nick Dunne finds himself asking on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they weren't made by him. And then are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what did happen to Nick's beautiful wife?
Gone Girl is about Nick and Amy. Amy disappears on their fifth wedding anniversary. The police suspect Nick and soon the evidence is mounting up; her friends say Amy was frightened of Nick; his Internet search history is highly suspicious and why does he have a secret disposable mobile phone?
Gillian Flynn has written such a clever book, it becomes clear that Amy and Nick are unreliable narrators. I felt like I had just worked everything out when it all changed again and I was just left with more questions. I don't think I have ever read a book with so many twists and turns, the ending completely blew me away.
Gone Girl examined so many different ideas; how well we really know those we love, relationships within a family and how our childhood shapes us plus the lengths people will go to in order to keep a secret.
I found the first third of the book really difficult to get into but it soon became more and more intriguing. I began to enjoy the unreliable narration as it was such a challenge to work out what was real or not.
Gone Girl is a fantastic read, it is dark, gripping and leaves you with a lot to think about.
Dot Scribbles Rating: 4.75/5