Book Summary from Goodreads
Just how well can you ever know the person you love? This is the qu...more"'What are you thinking, Amy? The question I've asked most often during our marriage, if not out loud, if not to the person who could answer. I suppose these questions stormcloud over every marriage: What are you thinking? How are you feeling? Who are you? What have we done to each other? What will we do?'"
Just how well can you ever know the person you love? This is the question that Nick Dunne must ask himself on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what did really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife? And what was left in that half-wrapped box left so casually on their marital bed? In this novel, marriage truly is the art of war...
My Review - 2 (Initially gave a 3 as I completed it but really is a 2 for me)
This was my first try by Gillian Flynn, I am open to trying one of her earlier books as I do enjoy dark reads but I personally didn't enjoy this. I will recommend it to all that loved Still Missing by Chevy Stevens and Before I Go to Sleep by SJ Watson. I also gave those two 3 stars, they all made me mad for different reasons but I have the same complaint, the authors, in my opinion, play the reader for fools.
I actually found the first half of the story, 52% on Kindle, torture to get through, so slow, I was waiting for that WHAM moment and when it came, I knew that was coming so it was a roll my eyes moment. I should have stopped reading then. That was the beginning of the 2nd section, then the 3rd section came and the author just ended it to soon, it was all summarised and just so ridiculous. I really am not happy I spent $12 on Kindle for this one. It was my most anticipated read this year and I am totally disappointed. I am unsure how to pick up on the 'clever' scenarios that many others seem to enjoy, I would stay away from those reads in the future, have to figure that out for myself. I do love the play with my mind reads but this and the other two were unbelievable and categorized as BS for me, sigh.
I enjoyed Nick's character until the ending, what a wet towel, walk over guy, who wants a man like that. I never liked Amy and she was a total sociopath, never figuring out who she was or who she should live for. This is the ultimate dysfunctional couple that deserved each other.
An annoying contributor I couldn't get passed this - his sister is named Margo and they called her Go, every time I was reading Go as a word instead of nickname, it was frustrating and totally took away from the flow of reading for me. This was huge and I never got passed it. Also, instead of her, Go could be used five times in a paragraph, so frustrating.
It gets a 3 because I actually completed it. There is so much that goes on in this book that no one would be able to review without spoiling, very intricate, again 'playing us for stupid' or maybe it was playing the characters for stupid.
It's a very difficult era in which to be a person, just a real, actual person, instead of a collection of personality traits selected from an endless Automat of characters.
"People want to believe they know other people. Parents want to believe they know their kids. Wives want to believe they know their husbands."
An assertive knock at the door. The kind a parent give right before swinging the door wide: I won this place. I stand in the middle of my room and debate not answering. Bang bang bang. I understand now why so many horror movies use that device - because it has the weight of a nightmare. You don't know what's out there, yet you know you'll open it. You'll think what I think: No one bad ever knocks.