Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn, Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne

I’m lazy and everyone knows the plot to this already, right? Wealthy girl and handsome boy meet. They fall in love, marry and live a charmed life in NYC until reality hits them hard and things start unraveling in a really bad way. The wife turns up missing on their fifth wedding anniversary and as the story is revealed in different POV’s and flashbacks nothing is what it appears to be on the surface.

This story surprised me in a good way with its twists and turns but I have to admit that I had a real love/hate relationship with it. I enjoyed the mystery and I’m nosy so all of the dirty secrets and malicious intentions and devious goings-on kept me reading even though I detested nearly every character in the book. Especially the two main characters. The more I learned about them the less I liked them but I think that was the point of this whole book so I’m okay with that in this case.

Anyway, this was a well-crafted book. I can see why it’s so popular but I think the less said about it the better. If you like devious twists you should read it to experience them yourself.

I listened to this as an unabridged audiobook and both the female and male narrator did a fine job voicing Amy and Nick in all of their narcissist glory.