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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
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Aug 05, 12

bookshelves: 2012, suspense, vacation-reading, ebook
Read from August 05 to 08, 2012

** spoiler alert ** I read this mainly because of the hype and I don't agree with all the praise this book is getting. I was able to guess at the mid book twist (Amy staged her own disappearance) long before it arrived and the other plot twists weren't very surprising. Both the husband and wife were so unlikeable it was hard to root for either of them or care that the other person was treating them horribly. The reader is so inside Amy and Nick's heads that that the rest of the world recedes. This book suffers in comparison to Tana French's Broken Harbor which I had read immediately before and dealt with some of the same themes and situations (disintegrating marriage, the wife is behind the violent situation, poorly built new house in an estate that is left half complete, etc.) For readers who really liked this book I would recommend Broken Harbor as a book that handles the same topics.

I also found Flynn's first novel creepier and had more of a sense of dread.

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