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Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Title: Gone Girl
Author: Gillian Flynn
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Release Date: May 2012

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In a sentence or so: A wife goes missing and the husband is the main suspect.

Part One: We begin the story with Amy's disappearance, alternating between her husband Nick's internal monologue and Amy's diary leading up to the day of the incident. It becomes clear that their ideas of what their 5 year marriage is like is vastly different. But why?

Part Two and Three cannot even be discussed as they would be riddled with spoilers.

Basically, this is the face I made the whole time:

Because you think you know what might be going on, but you don't.
You think you might have an idea of whodunnit, but you don't.
You think you  might have an idea of how it's going to end, but YOU DO NOT.

This book was the biggest mind trip I've read probably ever. It was surprising and exciting and crazypants and absolutely unputdownable.

If you're looking for something that's dark, mysterious, creepy, edgy, and incredibly well written - read this one! Just be warned, you'll be OMGWTFing for many days after you're done.

Fave Quote: "That was the fifth lie I told the police." - Nick

Pairs Well With: Someone who has read this book because you will NEED to talk about it. Thank goodness for Carrie and my coworker Jaime for being my person! 

Fix Er Up: I know lots of peeps were miffed about the ending, but honestly I thought the way she wrapped it up was totally fitting...if a bit insane.

Lisa is a gamer, crafter, fangirl, mother, wife and unabashed nerd who is pretty ridiculous and it's best you know that up front. When she's not binge watching Netflix or crafting into the wee hours of the night, you can find her spending a lot of her time on Pinterest and Twitter.


  1. THE ENDING. When I finished, no one was around to talk to so I basically had a conversation with myself about what I thought.

    I mean - you CAN'T POSSIBLY be rooting for either of these INSANE SCREWED UP HOLY SHIIIIIZ characters by the end, so I love the way it ended. They DESERVE IT.

  2. Always happy to be that person! I loved this book because of the rollercoaster of emotions it took me on. I'm planning to read Sharp Objects by her soon. I'll let you know how that goes. :)

  3. Ummm, I need to read this. I need to know what happens. NEED TO KNOW. Love those books that baffle me and BLOW MY MIND.

  4. Absolutely agree with you about the ending -- I hated it, but it was perfect! Love it when I'm reading along all feeling smug because I have it all figured out and then -- WHAM! This is a wonderful reading experience. Great example of the answer to, "Why do you like to read?" Great review!

    1. Well put, Annette. THIS is why I like to read! Such a surprise through and through.

  5. You are making me want to drop what I'm reading (which is Shatter Me, so I promise I won't do that because I'm loving it!) and read this one. I've been curious about it for a while, and I am so, so intrigued by what (pardon my language) mindfuckery is going to ensue. GAH.

    1. If you go from Shatter Me to this book nothing else will ever compare ever in the whole world.

  6. I have to read this one!

  7. I completely agree about the ending--it is amazeballs. There is really no better word for it. I would make book babies with this book, believe it.

  8. Holy hell this crazy insane book. I LOVED IT SO MUCH.

    Also it makes me pumped up that you loved it too.

  9. I asked for this book for Christmas! I hope I get it!!!


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