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Monday, November 19, 2012
Review: Gone Girl
The chapters alternate between the present, following Nick, and the past, following Amy's diary entries as the authorities search for missing Amy. Flynn reveals the clues as Nick discovers them, from the suspiciously organized tossed living room to the discovery of the anniversary treasure hunt that Amy has set up and is doomed to miss. Did I mention that this story starts on the day of their fifth anniversary?
Gone Girl is an examination of a marriage, of the human psyche, of nature vs. nurture - Nick and Amy are thoroughly pulled apart and put back together again over the course of the mystery. It is a chilling read as the reader learns more and more about Nick and Amy, their parents, friends and neighbours. Flynn keeps you guessing, and won't let you put it down!