I have a confession….I love mysteries. It is a major thrill for me to guess whodunit along with the protagonist of the story. I had seen various advertisments about Gone Girl. Since I had never read Gillian Flynn’s work before I decided to try this book. I am glad that I did.
Gone Girl is about a Nick and Amy Dunne who are about to celebrate their 5 year wedding anniversary. Until Amy disappears. Immediately Nick Dunne becomes the prime suspect in her disappearance. This story has a lot of similarities to the real life high profilec murder cases of Scott Peterson and Drew Peterson who ultimately were convicted of murdering their wives.
Nick steadfastly proclaims his innocence even though the evidence continues to pile up against him. The story takes quite a few twists and turns which I won’t spoil for those who haven’t read the book yet. You may find yourself rooting for an unlikely character after certainly details are revealed. Gone Girl is not a straight forward mystery where everything is as it seems. It is more like the story of the highs and lows of this Nick and Amy Dunne’s marriage from when they first met until their fifth year wedding anniversary. One of the major takeaways from Gone Girl is …do you really know the person you are married to/in a relationship? Or do you know a version of themselves they want you to see?
Next week the film version of Gone Girl is going to be released in theaters. I am definitely to going to see it. It will be interesting to see how the film compares with the book. Either way I will be posting my thoughts on film vs book. Until then feel free to leave comments on this post.