Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Amazon Blurb -
Marriage can be a real killer.
One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that her work “draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.” Gone Girl’s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn.
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 from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. 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?
As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?
Amy and Nick are two of the "beautiful people". Young hip New Yorkers that are successful, vibrant, and just gorgeous. He's a writer, she has a degree in psychology and writes personality quizzes for magazines. They don't nag each other, want to have a friends night out, cool, no ball and chain, no hen pecking on either side. Then trouble hits, Nick loses his job, his mother who lives in Missouri is terminally ill and his twin sis needs help since their dad has Alzheimer and this shouldn't be just on her.
And so starts the trouble. Amy doesn't want to leave her life, Nick really could care less. They go and she gives him money to open a bar with his sister.Their marriage slowly deteriorates and then on their anniversary Amy goes missing. Who did it? Well read and be prepared for a ride.
I loved this book, I figured out what happened about almost halfway, but was just a bit unsure. That didn't deter me from enjoying the ride. Here's what's funny, I HATED both Amy and Nick. Didn't like either one one stinking bit. She was a b*tch and he was a jerk plain and simple. That didn't stop me from loving the book either! I couldn't wait to see what would happen next. I recommend this one.