Saturday, 19 January 2013

Book Review - `Gone Girl` by Gillian Flynn

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I have just finished reading `Gone Girl` by Gillian Flynn which I was given along with a few other books at the recent National Book Awards in London. I haven`t read either of Flynns previous books so I was looking forward to reading this thriller.

After a few chapters you begin to hate Nick Dunne who is cheating on his wife and lounging in a bar bought with her money.  Amy his wife has gone missing and signs of struggle at her home lead police to believe she may be dead. They build their case slowly around Nick who is the only suspect. Amy`s parents have cashed in on Amy since she was born writing successful books about every stage of her life. When sales drop they drain money from her trust fund. 

Then the plot twists and the spotlight falls on Amy herself who far from being a victim is after revenge. Amy has plotted her own crime scene for over a year, the time Nick has been cheating with the young Andre.

The web is further complicated by past friends of Amy`s, Go Nicks twin and Andre herself. Into the mix comes the ruthless lawyer Tanner and some long ago frozen sperm.

The book has you baffled as you try to guess the end surely a good thing in a crime thriller.  I liked the book it is worth a read.

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