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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
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it was amazing
bookshelves: arc, mystery-suspense, marriage, read-2012

I was hesitant to snag this prepub out of our box at work because I didn't have a good Gillian Flynn experience the first time around. I read Sharp Objects a few years ago and I didn't like the main character. She was a little too dark and twisty for my liking. But I've heard nothing but AMAZING things about Gone Girl for a couple of months now so I finally snagged it and...well...wow.

This book is one of the best psychological thrillers I've ever read. I'm not terribly attracted to all of those thriller/mystery/suspense series books out there, so I'm glad this is a stand-alone and the last few psycological fiction novels I've read, I have enjoyed. I mean, Before I Go To Sleep and Sister were two of my faves last year, but those two books are child's play compared to the genius that is Gone Girl.

I can't even say a lot about it because I really don't want to spoil it for anyone else (I ruined it for Jesse because I HAD to talk about it). I mean, I couldn't put it down yesterday...I had to keep reading. It's such a good time!

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Quotes Melissa Rochelle Liked

Gillian Flynn
“Sleep is like a cat: It only comes to you if you ignore it.”
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

Gillian Flynn
“People say children from broken homes have it hard, but the children of charmed marriages have their own particular challenges.”
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

Gillian Flynn
“There’s something disturbing about recalling a warm memory and feeling utterly cold.”
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl


Reading Progress

June 1, 2012 – Started Reading
June 1, 2012 – Shelved
June 1, 2012 – Shelved as: arc
June 1, 2012 – Shelved as: mystery-suspense
June 2, 2012 –
page 78
18.62% "This might be considered a little spoilerish, but I really like how Flynn gave us a few Amy chapters, but then had Nick show us that her quizzes related back to Amazing Amy."
June 2, 2012 –
page 220
52.51% "W.T.F."
June 2, 2012 –
page 432
100% "O.M.G."
June 2, 2012 – Shelved as: marriage
June 2, 2012 – Finished Reading
June 3, 2012 – Shelved as: read-2012

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Jeanette Yep, omg and wtf were phrases I frequently spluttered during this book ! Utter brilliance


message 2: by B (new) - rated it 4 stars

B I couldn't get over the ending, never saw that comming?


Melissa Rochelle Peter wrote: "I really enjoyed Before I Go To Sleep!"

Me too! Have you read The Kind Worth Killing or Into the Darkest Corner? Those are also REALLY good.


Jess lOVE this review! Im waiting for the right words before writing my own, there is just so much to say about it. A similar book that left me feeling this way recently was, What Happened to Michael! Its another mystery/thriller type but one that left me speechless, haunted, seduced, a few of the same feelings I felt following Gone Girl. Enjoy!


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