Book Review – ‘Gone Girl’ by Gillian Flynn


Trendette Rating – 4.5 / 5  

This is a dark story with lots of twists and turns. As the title suggests, a ‘girl’ goes missing and an investigation is launched. The premise of the plot is that Amy Dunne disappears on her 5th wedding anniversary and her husband Nick Dunne is the prime suspect, but I can assure you nothing is as it seems.

I liked that the book was written in the first person as it made me feel more connected to the characters. Each chapter alternates between the view point of the husband and wife, the latter through diary entries, therefore your mind is changed several times as to who you sympathise with. An interesting dissection of a marriage that has gone sour with a seriously sinister undertone. Definitely nothing chick lit about this book.

Reese Witherspoon’s film production company has picked up the rights to the novel. Although I think she would make a perfect Amy Dunne, she released an announcement in January 2013 advising that she would only be producing and not starring in the film.

The only let down for me personally was the ending, otherwise I would have given it a 5.        


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