Sunday, November 27, 2016

Book Review - Gone Girl

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Publisher - Broadway Books
Publish Date - April 2014
Genre - Fiction/Suspense
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My Rating:

This is not usually my type of genre but this book had gotten such rave reviews that I figured I would give it a shot. I definitely don’t do horror type thrillers but figured I could handle a psychological thriller like this one. I also knew that I wouldn’t want to see the movie until I read the book. The book is ALWAYS better.

Gone Girl tells the story of Nick and Amy Dunne and her mysterious disappearance. It is the eve of their fifth wedding anniversary when Amy vanishes without a trace. Nick starts off as the husband everyone feels sorry for. When Amy’s diary is found, it is revealed that her perfectionist, dominating personality could have put anyone on edge. Throughout the entire investigation, as pressure mounts from the outside, Nick becomes evasive and produces a string of strange lies that only tarnish his public image. As the story progresses, the reader learns that there is more to their lives than meets the eye.

Flynn takes the reader on a rollercoaster of psychological plot twists that make you question everything you thought you knew. Trust is constantly put on the line and questioned throughout this novel and Flynn does a great job of taking readers into a dark world of Nick and Amy’s relationship. You’ll never cease to be surprised at what someone is willing to put up with for their interpretation of love. The style of narration caused me to need to flip back to previous chapters every so often to keep up with the varying points of view but, once you start reading, you won’t be able to put it down.

Pair This With: Apothic Dark

You need something dark and brooding to pair with this thriller. Apothic Dark is exactly that. It has dark flavors of blueberry and raspberry with hints of dark chocolate and coffee. This wine is the perfect pairing to get you through this emotional rollercoaster.


  1. I also really enjoyed this book! I'm thinking about reading some of her other books, too.

  2. Yea - I've heard that some of her others are even better!