Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl
I requested Gone Girl from the library because I kept reading wonderful reviews on it.  It was actually the second time I had requested it from the library.  The first time, I made the mistake of not putting it at the top of the stack and I had to return it before I could get to it.  I didn’t make that mistake this time.

This isn’t normally my type of book.  And to be honest, I wasn’t quite sure what to think of it when I began to read it.  And at one point, I almost started to lose interest.  Not because it is badly written or boring, but because I was starting to think it was a standard husband kills wife murder mystery.  And then . . . . .

She made a sharp turn that I did NOT expect.  She showed that you should not assume what is going on in a story (and I think that can also apply to real life)  This was so very NOT the story I imagined it was.

Gillian Flynn has created a superbly twisted character in this tale of betrayal, obsession, vengeance.  She takes us deeply into the mind of a psychotic sociopath and along a rollercoaster ride with this character, egocentric and void of any empathy to any other human.  Its a chilling study of how an attractive face and pleasant personality can hide a vile and cruel soul.

And the good thing is?  I understand she has written two other books!

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