I strongly suggest to author Gillian Flynn that she lock herself in a room with puppies, rainbows, apple pie, and other happy things. The bestselling author of Sharp Objectsand Dark Places has done it again with the enormously successful, grotesque (in a good way) Gone Girl. When I say enormously successful, I was 895th on the library’s waiting list. It’s the heartpounding account of a marriage gone bad, and like a train wreck, I couldn’t look away and always came racing back for more.
It's impossible to say much about Gone Girl without giving key parts of the plot away. What I will say is that Flynn has created a mindboggling tale, which is dripping with suspense and twists you never see coming. I felt a cloying sense of claustrophobia while reading Nick and Amy's story, but that didn't stop me from coming back to it night after night. The key characters are realistic but over-the-top at the same time.
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