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“Gone Girl” keeps you guessing

posted Feb 9, 2015, 11:12 AM by Unknown user

“Gone Girl” is a novel written by Gillian Flynn. Additionally, the novel was made into a movie recently, though I have yet to see it. Although it started out slow and took me a few tries to get into it, by the end, I was sitting on the edge of my seat and refusing to put the book down until I finished it.

The story begins on the morning of Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary, when Nick comes home from a long day of work to find his wife is missing. Immediately, he contacts the police, who rush to help him. As the husband, Nick is the first one questioned, who claims he has nothing to do with it. Soon enough, however, everyone begins to put the blame on Nick.

Throughout the book, you realize that you are getting lied to by both of the main characters at different times. Amy’s diary is found while the police are investigating the disappearance, and judging by it, Nick and Amy hadn’t had a happy marriage for the past few years. Still, nobody knows where Amy really is because there hasn’t been a body found. There are many twists and turns throughout the whole book, and if you don't pay attention, there is a high possibility you will get confused.

The ending of the book kind of disappointed me, because it just didn’t really make sense with what had been going on with the book. Even with an ending I didn’t necessarily love, I still give “Gone Girl” 4 out of 5 cardinal heads. As a warning, there is quite a bit of foul language in this book, so if that isn’t your thing I wouldn’t recommend it.