$25.00, 432 pages, mystery/suspense fiction
A gripping, page-turner filled with mystery, romance and manipulation!
A young married couple (Amy and Nick) embark on their fifth wedding anniversary. And yet, Amy turns up missing and the clues left behind leave Nick on a desperate search for her. What unfolds is a story wrought with lies, deception and marital misdeeds. The result will leave you guessing into the final pages of this riveting story.
I loved this book and the format—chapters rotate in voice between Nick and Amy. The book was well written and had me guessing what would happen next. Jaw-dropping at times, I loved the unpredictable nature of the characters and the manipulation that plagued them both. This book appealed to me as I have seen the cover everywhere—airports, bookstores, magazines and countless book reviews. I wondered what all the buzz was about and wanted to check it out for myself. I also thought it would make a great addition to our collection in the jail library.
According to Novelist, read-alike books include: Lisa Unger’s Die for You, Minette Walters’ The Breaker, and Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson (accessed March 3, 2013)
Appeal Factors: Character-Driven, Fast-Paced, Disturbing, Haunting
Lists Gone Girl has appeared on:
38 weeks and counting on the New York Times Bestseller list, Amazon’s June 2012 Best Book of the Month
If you are looking for a book that leaves you guessing and wondering who is telling the truth, consider Gone Girl. I chose this book because several of my Facebook friends have raved about it. Also, my book club chose this selection for its March book.