Title: Gone Girl
Author: Gillian Flynn
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Publication: Broadway Books, 2012
Rating: 4/5 stars
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?
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was fast paced, full of action/intrigue, and I finished over a weekend. Some have complained that the book was too dark while others say it was not as dark as Flynn’s other works. I found it, even though I haven’t read her other pieces yet, quite satisfying.
Flynn dissected each character’s set of relationships like a surgeon. I felt much apart of the hunt to find Amy and her possible killer. I am convinced I am a naive individual because I never thought so many could lie, especially to people they love. After finishing this book my appreciation for the mystery genre has been renewed.
I received this book from William Morrow free of charge. All opinions are my own.
One Step Too Far by Tina Seskis
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This book was rather enjoyable. It is an easy read with a great movement which keeps you turning the pages. For me, it was like putting together a puzzle. The reader is teased from the start to figure out Emily’s (MC) secret. I really had no idea until the end. Throughout the story you get more pieces snapping together, like the edge of the puzzle, and then finally toward the end the picture is getting more clear. The ending wasn’t what I was expecting but I found it satisfying.
This would be a great book for a long flight or layover, and I recommend giving it a read.