Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Published November 10, 2015
- Author Gillian Flynn
I saw the film before I read this book, and I think it would have been better to have the big reveal be a surprise upon reading. However, it was still interesting to see how it all unravelled in text, and how we dipped between Amy and Nick’s point of view all the way through - whether it was in diary form, was truthful or made up or otherwise.
I really love the idea of the book, and although Amy is absolutely terrifying, I think the framing of someone is always an interesting route to go down - if you do it properly it can be so hard to prove otherwise!
I struggle with the ending a little, as I did with the film. It doesn’t feel particularly satisfying but then again, given how messed up both the main protagonists are, I’m not sure what kind of an ending would be any better. Overall, it’s a great book but, for me at least, it doesn’t quite reach the high potential I think it’s capable of.