Pages: 422 Publisher: Broadway Books Publication date: January 1, 2011 Summary: 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?
My thoughts: Beware going forward, there may be spoilers. My first thought upon completion is that people are HIGHLY overdramatic about how good this book is. There is no “twist”. Everything was so predictable, like literally so much that they actually tell you everything that’s going to happen before it happens. My second thought: I guess people say that it seems like she likely killed him at the end, but I really doubt that. She wouldn’t be so stupid and every single person would know she did it. Like Amy is smart enough to know even she would never ever get away with that. I mean I think my problem with the book is the hype. It was good yes, surprisingly good, but like the twist thing really bothers me since I was so excited and hyped about it. I just I really don’t know how I feel. I both loved the book and hated the book. But I hated the parts that I was over hyped up about. So I don’t really know how to rate this right now. I did lose interest a few times in the book, I kept reading, but it slowed down too much sometimes. But I mean still it was good. I will say though, Amy needs so much therapy. She is so fucked up. Like top notch psychopath. Gillian Flynn scares me at how well she wrote Amy as a psychopath. I study psychopaths and let me tell you she did her research. Overall I mean I loved the book, there were obvious things I didn’t like about it and I wanted it to be more based on the reactions I saw, but I still loved it.
Just a P.S: I just want to recommend that if you saw the movie before you read the book, you probably shouldn’t bother reading the book. It’s not that there’s nothing left, I mean there is LITTLE stuff they cut out, but it’s because the book loses it’s appeal if you already know the story.
Hey there! My name is Mel and I am a huge book nerd! I can always be found with a book in my hand, or in my purse. I love YA dystopian, fantasy and mystery the most, but love all sub-genre's of YA, and almost all genre's of books!