Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Rating: 📖 📖
Synopsis: Amy and Nick Dunne are a couple in their 30ish living in North Carthage, Missouri. Their relationship is rocky and suddenly, on their 5th wedding anniversary, Amy goes missing. And all the evidence points at Nick. But is he really the murderer?
Review: So this book was surrounded by hype a few months ago. It became a no. 1 bestseller that everyone talked about – the addictive thriller that you couldn’t miss.
Because it wasn’t my usual genre of book, I decided to give it a try on the ebook version (just so I wouldn’t waste that much money in case I wouldn’t like). I’d like to think it was a wise choice.
Let’s start with the title: very simple, straight forward and uninteresting. Whenever someone asked me what I was reading and they’d never heard about the book they’d go like oh, ok… and I’d think well, it really is a bad title. Sounds like the author couldn’t really be bothered to come up with something a little bit more interesting.
Characterwise, Amy and Nick Dunne are the most plain, boring couple facing a rocky marriage living in a quiet dull town called North Carthage, Missouri. The story is developed through each of their diaries, exploring each point of view and the story prior to their marriage and it is divided in 3 parts: Boy Loses Girl, Boy Meets Girl, Boy Gets Girl Back. Which can also be called Boredom, Crazy and WHAT IN THE WORLD.
So she goes missing on the first part and Nick reveals his stupidity by the way he reacts. He becomes the prime suspect as all the evidence found by the police leads to him. I thought it was pretty predictable that she wasn’t dead, and she would be found somehow. Besides, I never actually thought he was the murderer, he was just to stupid and dumb. Amy had a tradition of creating a “treasure hunt” every single anniversary, it would be same all along.
And then, both the reader and Nick start to realise that this Amy Dunne is an insane woman who faked her own death to revenge her husband. Just how cliché is this people, come on.
But if the story couldn’t get any worse, it does. When that psycho reappears because she wants her husband back and regretted her revenge, she gets even more insane. Oh that ending… I even went to Wikipedia to make sure I’d gotten the story right.
Bottom line, because all the critics were saying that it was an amazing thriller I thought an immense mystery was going to happen and I would get the woooow factor that everyone talked about. To be honest, I don’t even know how this is going to made into a film! Definitely curious to see if they’re going to change that ending.