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Gone Girl

It is really hard to review Gone Girl without spoiling it at the same time, so this review must be kept brief. The main point to take away though is that I felt it was an excellent mystery/thriller which had enough twists and turns to keep those often bored with the genres saturation interested along the way. I have read a lot of mystery books in the past, and tend to treat them as disposable holiday literature. But after delving far enough into this book, you realise that it is something else, and as such, keeps the reader interested, and constantly making judgements about what might be happening.

The only bugbear I had was that it felt as though the author was trying to get a memorable quote in at the end. It could have ended a few paragraphs (or even a chapter) earlier to be honest. But as far as issues go, that is a minor one.

One other thing to note though is that I imagine this book will lose it's appeal if you know too much about it. There are some clever plot points in it, but if you expect them, and know what they are, the thrill of the book will likely be lost on you.
Rating (out of 5): 
Gillian Flynn
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?