Book Review – Gone Girl

Book: Gone Girl – Author: Gillian Flynn

Genre: Mystery

Description from Amazon:

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer? 

My Review:

I absolutely hated this book. Not a popular opinion, I know. But I am one of those annoying readers who has to like at least one of the characters in a book in order to like the book. No, they don’t have to be a great person; in fact, some of my favorite characters are villains. But they have to have some sort of reason for me to be interested in them: wit, charm, an interesting back story…SOMETHING. Everyone in this book is just plain despicable, with the possible exception of the sister, who is only in the book for a short time.

The only reason I finished the book was because of the mystery (no spoilers, promise) and how well it was written. The author did a great job of pulling you into the mystery of the story, so even when I couldn’t stand the actual characters any longer, I still couldn’t stop myself from reading it. So, kudos to the author on an interesting plot, but geez those characters are horrendous.

Similar Books:

Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins (I liked this one better 😉 )

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