Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

How I Read It: Audiobook/Ebook

Dates Read: 1/11/21-1/14/21

How I Found It: Movie Adaption/ States Challenge Research

I feel like I need to give a trigger warning, but I also don’t want to give away too much of the book. So I will go ahead and just say that there is a lot of manipulation and not good things that happen in this book. If that is triggering for you, then maybe this isn’t the book for you.

Nick Dunne leaves his house one morning and his entire world flips on its head. His wife, Amy Dunne, is deemed missing, and as details begin to be discovered, he becomes the main suspect in his wife’s disappearance if not murder. As we go farther into this story, we learn more about what happened that morning, and how their failing marriage played a part in this case.

I am purposefully being vague since so much of the story is about the introduction of each detail and how those details twist the story. I love stories like this because we start with one idea and we watch as we are tossed around like on choppy seas. With all of that being said, it does mean that we constantly feel uncomfortable the entire time.

So let’s break this down a little bit. Firstly, this book constantly made me feel on the edge of my seat. I figured when I started listening to this book that this would be an entire week’s worth of listening at work, and then it became only 3 days (one of the days was the 2nd impeachment of President Trump, so I was glued to the news that day). This book will completely suck you in and spit you out. Depending on when I put this post out (so you know but I don’t at the time of writing this), I am curious at how the movie matches the thrill of this novel. I am going to give this book a rating of 4 out of 5 stars, and I am currently working my way through more of Gillian Flynn’s novels and I encourage you to do the same.

If you guys have any thoughts or ideas, feel free to leave a comment, find me on the social medias at @elizabooksblog, or email me at elizabethslick@elizabethsbookstore.blog. And as always, I’ll see you all in the next book!

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