When I first read the synopsis for Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, I wasn't even sure I wanted to read it. The story sounded depressing, dark. However, when I saw it at the top of the New York Times bestsellers list, I decided to order it.
Gone Girl is a story of a husband and wife and the progression of their relationship (and marriage) from wonderful to terrible. Nick Dunne, the husband, comes home one day to find his wife, Amy, missing. From then on his lies unravel, keeping the reader guessing as to what happened to Amy and who is responsible for her disappearance and likely death.
The story is told in a narrative format from Nick's point of view starting on the day of Amy's disappearance. Amy's side is told through her diary entries leading up to her disappearance.
When I first started reading the book, I wasn't sure I was going to stick with it. It annoyed me that all Nick did was complain about his wife. And then the story gripped me and now I am looking forward to nighttime, when I can find out more. Who did it? How did it happen?
It is a true suspense, which keeps you guessing. It is masterful and engaging. You can feel each character's emotion, anger and stress.
Do you want a suspenseful read, a masterfully-written story? One you cannot wait to get back to? This is it.