~ Gillian Flynn
BBB Rating: 5 out of 5
I read this book earlier this year and right from the beginning it had me hooked. I'm a fan of suspense and thriller novels, and this one had such an interesting way of telling a story of a wife gone missing that I had to power through to see how it ended. It was one of the few books that I had to talk out with my husband, even though he hadn't (nor will he ever) read it. I just needed someone to say "You won't believe what just happened!" Don't worry, I won't anything away for you, but I definitely recommend this one if you are a thriller type of person.
Here's a quick summary for you from Goodreads:
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife's head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media--as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents--the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter--but is he really a killer?
As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn't do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?
The story is told from the perspective of both the husband and the wife, and just when you think you know exactly what happened, well, new information is presented and you feel like you're right back at the beginning. I loved every page of it!