Book Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Genre: Mystery / Crime

Page Count: 462 pages

Publication Date: May 2012


Goodreads summary: 

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?


My thoughts:

Ok, so I finished reading Gone Girl last night, and as I closed the book I looked up and said “What the hell?!”. I’m still in disbelief at how messed up those characters were!

First of all I LOOOOVED this book! gone-girlIt took me 2 weeks to finish it (Life gets busy sometimes, you know…) but every time I sat down to devour a few more pages I knew I was in for a treat! The author, Gillian Flynn, has a scarily disturbing imagination. The psychological profile of the main characters were so messed up, but very real at the same time. It completely blew me away!

Second of all, I don’t want to spoil this book for those who haven’t had the pleasure of reading it yet, so I won’t go into detail in my review. No spoilers here! 😀

All I’ll say is that Gone Girl is a fantastic book, with lots of twists and turns and it keeps you guessing who the culprit is for most of the story. But reader beware, it does have quite a lot of mature content and swearing, so I wouldn’t recommend this for young or sensitive readers. If you’re easily offended by bad language, crime or sexual content then I suggest you read something else. You have probably noticed by now that I’m not the biggest fan of sexual content in books, but in this case it didn’t really bother me that much because it actually added to the story. It played an important part in the plot (So that wasn’t too bad, but I did take half a star away when rating the book because of all that mature content).

I know there’s a film adaptation of this book, which I’m not sure if I should watch or not. I loved the book so much I’m afraid that the film will just get it wrong and ruin it for me. Have you watched the film? What was it like?

If this book has taught me anything it is to NEVER GET MARRIED! It’s just too risky! Haha!


12 thoughts on “Book Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

  1. Rebecca says:

    The film isn’t too different from the book, so you won’t spend the whole time comparing them. But it isn’t something I think you’d want to watch with anyone- they show ALL that sexual content you talked about.

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