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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
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Jun 06, 2012

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bookshelves: contemporary-fiction, won-arc-for-review
Read from May 09 to 18, 2012

A beautiful woman snared by a young man who can't believe his good fortune is well off and adores him. What can be better? Both are writers living in New York but they lose their jobs. In addition, the woman's parents become financially bereft and ask their daughter to borrow her money. Poor, they use the last of her money to buy a bar in his hometown which is run by her husband and his twin sister.

Amy Elliott Dunne has another side to her personality that Nick Dunne is about to discover as the ideal marriage that he thought he had begins to fall apart. When Amy disappears Nick is believed to be the cause of her disappearance.

Did he murder his beloved wife? Nick knows he didn't but all signs point to that conclusion. The police believe he is responsible for her absence. Her parents, who stand by him in the beginning, arrive at the same belief. The public and the media are likewise convinced. Before the reader discovers the truth, the reader becomes wrapped up in endless detail.

This is a thriller that does keep one turning the pages but it roars to a pallid conclusion. I liked it but thought that someone should have spent more time editing as details are presented again and again.

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Reading Progress

05/14/2012 page 99
23.0% "A successful young couple, both writers in New York, lose their jobs within months of each other. Nick who loses his job first works hard in the beginning."

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