Saturday, June 23, 2012

Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl

It seems like everyone is talking about Gillian Flynn's book GONE GIRL.

The tagline is fitting - "Marriage can be a real killer."

The book has a brilliant premise, a wife disappears on her fifth wedding anniversary and the husband looks guilty of murder. But life in book land is never that simple. Neither the husband nor the wife are what they appear to be.  I don't want to give away too much here because the psychological suspense is one of the things that makes this book great.

GONE GIRL is incredibly well written and impossible to put down. Neither the husband nor the wife are stellar citizens, and I wouldn't want to be friends with them, but their characters are drawn so well you can see them going about their deceptive little lives. In fact, we can their true characters better than they ever saw one another.

If you want a toughly plotted psychological thriller, this is a great book for you. If you want a feel good book that is more along the lines of traditional mystery or thriller, I'd pick up another book.

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