"Gone Girl'' by Gillian Flynn
Gillian Flynn’s dark portrayal of what happens when a young couple’s marriage deteriorates is both brilliant and chilling.
Amy Dunne is the beautiful wife who has gone missing from their home on the couple’s fifth wedding anniversary. Nick is the unhappy husband who is suspected of killing her. The story is told from the couple’s alternating viewpoints. The media frenzy portrays Nick as the likely killer, while community sentiment turns against him. The only person who thinks Nick is innocent is his twin sister Margo, although she at times is filled with doubt. While new evidence points to his guilt, Nick frantically tries to prove his innocence before ending up in jail.
Things are never what they seem, and the constant mind games will keep readers wanting desperately to find out how this story plays out. “Gone Girl’’, which would make a great Hitchcock-type film, will stay with me for some time. If you like a suspenseful tale that examines the dark side of a person’s psyche, you will want to read this novel.