As expected, I got interested on Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl”. Not only because I have read rave reviews in Amazon about the book like William Merrill’s statement,
“This is it — one of those rare novels that’s unique and totally engrossing, cleverly plotted so that each new development has me astounded and eager to find out what happens next.”
But also I am a big fan of crime/mystery novels. I have always been fascinated with mystery novel books which I find hard to resist once I start reading them. The book did not disappoint me. It is an incredibly compelling story that you would never know what will happen next. In short, it is full of twists and surprises and at the end you will be contemplating on the unconventional truth about love and marriage.
Here’s a quick run-through on the story without giving spoilers. The story revolves around Nick and his wife Amy who had been married for five years. In the first half of the novel, it is essentially about interventions on a relationship linked with a mystery. It depicts a weakening marriage, an ill-fated husband who lost his job and a man who feels that his self-sufficiently rich wife doubts him. Then, Amy mysteriously disappears. The first half reveals two perspectives. By this time, you would be perplexed on who to believe or what really happened. You’d be asking who really the real provocative agent is. The second part is most comparable to a psychological crime thriller which I would not go into detail.
I would have to say that the end part, in my opinion, is a little bit of a disappointment. My advice is not to expect too much about the story and just have fun reading its ‘unpredictable’ plot. Books like this novel are a fairly good read. I’d say it is a perfect holiday book. I can just imagine myself spending my time in the beaches of Cornwall. I’d bring the book with me on the beach and just spend my time basking in the sun while reading it. But be warned it’s not the type of book that is easy to put down and picked up later. You’ll get hooked and once you start reading you’d realise you could not put it down.