24 June, 2014

Book Review: Gone Girl

From Goodreads: 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?

Thoughts: Right, this is one of those reviews that is damn near impossible to write because you so don't want to give any thing away. 
I picked this up on the recommendation of  my friend Car over at Carrose Creations. First off, thanks Car! Love a good book recommendation is this is one of the best I've had in a while.
Gone Girl messes with your head - completely. You're travelling along in the story quite well and then all of a sudden, half way through, the whole thing is turned upside down and everything you thought you knew was wrong - completely wrong. And the end...still thinking about the end. Turning it over in my head going "but, what if...no that wouldn't work...how about...no..."
I do understand how people either love it or hate it. It's not the type of book everyone will enjoy, it is a bit of a crazy ride, but I loved it and will be thinking about it for quite some time to come.