Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (2012)
On the morning of Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary, Amy disappears unexpectedly.
I don’t want to ruin the story, so I won’t say much more than that. 😛
Gone Girl was a book I liked, but didn’t love. The twists and turns and unreliable narrators made for a really interesting story, but I couldn’t stand the crazy, despicable characters… though I guess that’s the point.
You might like this book if you are interested in…
- Mystery, suspense, and crime genres
- Dark, psychological thrillers
- Complex personalities
- Gender issues
- Red herrings
- Marriages gone bad
- Unreliable narrators
The movie (2014)
A movie based on Gone Girl (also called Gone Girl) starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike was released in October. I watched the movie shortly after finishing the book and I was impressed by how true it stayed to the book. I had heard that it had an alternate ending, but I was disappointed to find it more or less unchanged. Nonetheless, the movie was really well done and I recommend seeing it.