Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

$25.00, 432 pages, mystery/suspense fiction

A gripping, page-turner filled with mystery, romance and manipulation!

Author’s Website

Reviews:
NY Times

Kirkus Review

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

Book Discussion Questions

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 GirlI chose this book because several of my Facebook friends have raved about it.  Also, my book club chose this selection for its March book.

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