Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn is one of those books that truly shake your understanding of something you thought was thoroughly solid, like marriage. The book explores the disappearance of Amy Elliot Dunne, wife of Nick Dunne, on the morning of their fifth anniversary. The story unravels as Nick tries to play the good husband; the loyal husband and how he cooperates with the law, but steadily, as the case gains more media attraction, he becomes a prime suspect in the disappearance, or even a possible death, of his missing wife.
Gillian Flynn deserves massive acclaim and recognition for this book and her other books, Sharp Objects and Dark Places. For any crime/thriller enthusiasts, this book is a must-read. Worst case scenario, watch the film adaptation of this. Rosamund Pike does a stellar job as the wife, and also receives an Academy Award nomination for her brilliant performance.
By Pavan Premaney