Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

About the book

Who are you? What have we done to each other? These are the questions Nick Dunne finds himself asking on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police suspect Nick. Amy’s friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn’t true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they weren’t made by him. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what really did happen to Nick’s beautiful wife?

Reviewed by NWR reading group:

A gripping page turner with a clever, intricate plot. The characters were unsympatheic. Some thought their behaviour was unbelieveable but others thought the book portrayed a realistic (if extreme) view of a  mental breakdown.

Star rating: ***

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3 thoughts on “Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn”

  1. Review by Bookends reading group:
    A most unusual page turner which the majority of the group enjoyed. The characters realistic, but not entirely likeable. The style of the book was interesting, but, for some, needed getting used to. Our conclusion was that the main characters deserved one another.
    Rating: ***


  2. Review by Between the Leaves
    It was a “page turner” and we were kept on our seats till the last page. We thought the wife was conniving but in a way the husband and wife deserved each other – in a horrible way!
    Star rating ***


  3. Fareham 5:30 Reading Group
    We enjoyed this book, it was a very clever plot and construction, and we had to know how it ended. It was hard to identify with teh characters, but it was useful to get their back stories as children. The book stirred strong feelings around what Amy and her parentss did.
    We found the writing functional…. we discussed how a thriller writer like Steven King can use language well, but didn’t feel Flynn did this. The book didn’t provoke much discussion at a deep level – we were left feeling we had read a good albeit nasty story but hadn’t learnt much about the human condition. Becuase of this, we voted it 1 to 2 stars.


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