I was the one who missed out. "Gone Girl" was much-hyped for a good reason. Flynn can really write! One may not really realize that until about halfway through the book. The first part of the book is divided between the husband who finds that Amy, his wife, is gone, and he becomes the prime suspect, and the wife's diary which began before she met her husband, Nick.
Nick seems guilty to the reader, and Amy's diary doesn't dispel that notion. In fact, Nick seems a thoroughly unpleasant character -- he lies, he cheats. But at the midpoint of the story, things change. No spoilers here -- the idea is to get you to read the story.
But let one thing be perfectly clear -- Flynn can really create a fascinating plot line, believable (and yet unbelievably horrible) characters, and even plausible settings. Which all add up to one terrific book.
Don't miss out on this thrilling read.
And perhaps in the not-so-distant future, one will be able to see "Gone Girl" on the big screen. 20th Century Fox has acquired "Gone Girl." Reese Witherspoon, Bruna Papandrea and Leslie Dixon will produce it. Flynn will write the screenplay.
Please note: This review is based on the final hardcover book provided by a friend, Jenni Cooper, for review purposes.
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