Books, Thriller/Mystery

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Book Review

I just want to live until I can’t anymore.”

Excerpt from:
Gone Girl
by Gillian Flynn
Synopsis 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 from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. 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?

I read this novel when I first became interested in psychological thrillers. I had already forgotten when I read this, and it was only now that I remembered to write a review on it. This work was the catalyst for my interest in psychological thrillers. The flow of this novel astounded me, and as a result, I became a fan of Gillian Flynn.

I could feel the main character’s madness in this book. She was a master manipulator and just awful. Despite the fact that her husband had mistreated her, I did not think it was justified to frame him. She can do anything to retaliate against her husband and to flee her life, therefore I was terrified of her. This novel also drew me in deeper and shocked me more and more till the ending, which stunned me even more, despite my best efforts to figure it out. I assumed I had the plot worked out long ago. But I was mistaken. There was more to it, which would make it impossible to put down. These immensely endearing characters and the dark implications of their story completely absorbed my thoughts and my emotions.

This novel has a great suspense element. It’s not like other nail-biting thrillers with thrilling developments on every page. The readers of this book will get a glimpse of what’s going on under the surface. And even though you are aware of how horrible the story is, you find yourself unable to put it down. Every minute of it was wonderful. Every word, phrase, and sentence was skillfully constructed to hold the reader’s attention.

This novel has taught me a lot. There will be moments when we are fed up and believe that it is preferable to alter the way things are, but it is also critical to consider the people around us. Getting away and murdering someone is not a solution to any situation. It was insane, but the way the narrative was told was fantastic.

Even if the novel has its flaws and low points, I find it to be really amazing and intensely intriguing. For those who enjoy psychological thriller books, I heartily suggest it. ☺️

My Overall Rating

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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