Friday, March 28, 2014

Nook Book: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

First off this book was fantastic!

Before downloading it to my Nook, I heard so many awesome things about the book and tons of reviews. Then I saw that they were making it into a movie, starring Ben Affleck and I knew it was finally time to read it. I bought it while I was on vacation a couple of weeks ago and I read it in about 3 days. I couldn't put it down.

From the first page to the last page it was a non stop intense, suspenseful thriller. I usually don't go for books that have suspense or a book by someone I am unfamiliar with but I rolled the dice and so glad I did. I really loved the cat and mouse idea of the book. The way the chapters and dialogue that was used was each chapter was the two main characters talking to you, the reader. I found myself becoming one and finding a love for the characters and couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next.

I am excited for the movie, which I just found out it is going to be released in October and see if they can portray the same intensity and drama like the book.

Here is the summary of the book, I got from Barnes and Nobles:

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?

And just when I thought I had the book figured out, BAM, it turned me right around.

If you want to read something different and an easy, fun, intense read that you can not put down, do yourself a favor and get this book. Makes for a perfect rainy day or beach read. I will be reading more from this author also, I really enjoyed her style.