06. September 2012 · 1 comment · Categories: Claudia, Fiction

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, 496 pages, read by Claudia, on 08/06/2012

One of my favorite authors is Scott Smith, who is a New York Times bestselling author of The Ruins and A Simple Plan.  I was pleasantly surprised to learn he is one of Gillian Flynn’s favorite authors too.  I have recently discovered Flynn is a genius of a writer. Don’t get me wrong, I’d heard of her and dismissed her (I know, crazy).  Several years ago, a library patron told me to read her debut novel, Sharp Objects.  I looked at it and didn’t think I’d I like.  Wrong! I couldn’t have been more wrong!  I’ve now read it and I’m currently on the waiting list for her 2nd book, Dark Places, and of course, I am already wondering when she’ll have another book out. Ok, back to Gone Girl….it’s number one on the NY Times bestseller list.  It’s impossible to put down.  It’s unpredictable.  It’s exhilarating!  This book is about a relationship that isn’t what it seems…Amy Dunne disappears on her 5th wedding anniversary.  Nick Dunne was tending bar….or was he?  What happened to Amy…..and so the thrill ride begins..

This is what Scott Smith says about Gone Girl:  If you aren’t sure you can trust me, trust him!

Set in Carthage, Mo, Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl is my pick for the suspense filled, page-turner. who-done-it psychological thriller of the summer–probably the year. “I cannot say this urgently enough: you have to read Gone Girl. It’s as if Gillian Flynn has mixed us a martini using battery acid instead of vermouth and somehow managed to make it taste really, really good. Gone Girl is delicious and intoxicating and delightfully poisonous. It’s smart (brilliant, actually). It’s funny (in the darkest possible way). The writing is jarringly good, and the story is, well…amazing.



1 Comment

  1. christa says:

    I started this book on Friday and had to finish it on Sat. Could not put it down! Love your review!