Though it has been 5 years since the book was published, I read the book “Gone Girl” recently. I haven’t watched the movie and wasn’t given any spoiler alert, so my book read was just as good as it would have been in 2012.
The story is about Amy and Nick and about their lives together.
During the first half of the book, the protagonist, Amy falls in love with Nick. They get married and live happily until life gets in their way. Amy loses her inheritance, Nick loses his job. They move back to Nick’s hometown to aid to his ailing mother. These turn of events have a huge impact on their happy marriage and the second half of the story unravels it.
The second half of the book is the essence and I don’t want to be a spoiler alert for those of you who haven’t read it yet.
Amy and Nick had very different upbringing. Amy was conceived with perfection. Nick had a lax attitude for life. Their basic characteristics clashed when the depth of the marriage tested them. Amy is cunningly clever and is always a step ahead of nick. By the time you finish the book, you will hate Amy. Still, we will respect her for her mastermind ploy.
The narration was simple yet had me look forward to every chapter. From the slow reveal of the suspense to the reasoning behind Amy’s move, the way author navigates to the end was applaudable.
This has been one of the good books I have ever read and would recommend it if you are looking for a well-written mystery with great characterization. Every new twist surpass the old one and the climax is the beauty checkmate.
Happy reading 🙂