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3 juni, 2016

Gone Girl ****½

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“There’s something disturbing about recalling a warm memory and feeling utterly cold.”

This is actually my first book by Gillian Flynn, so I really didn’t have any expectations. It was just one of those books, that I fell upon while browsing my tablet.

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?  (Goodreads).

This has got to be one of the best books I have read so far this year. It is full of constant surprises and twists, and you will find yourself loudly saying “I did not see that coming”. This book is the literary equivalent to a really good box of unmarked chocolates, where you are never quite sure what flavor to expect.

We have Nick and Amy, who seem like the perfect couple, but we all know that appearances can be deceiving. One is a narcissist and the other is a psychopath – good luck finding out which is which.

As Gillian peels back the layers of the “perfect” marriage, I found myself rooting for Amy, then Nick, then Amy (you get the drift). The alternating POW is being used with great success and the character development is just amazing.

All in all a brilliant read, and I highly recommend it – just prepare yourself before you start, because you will not be able to put it down! Gillian has the ability to surprise you in the most unexpected ways.

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