Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
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 from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. 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 (because I can't seem to form an actual semi-coherent review for this one, it's that awesome):
If my one sentence "review" of this on goodreads needs any explanation, know this: I feel like this is less of a book you can review, and more of a book you just want to WTF-HUH-OMG and also, yeah, I guess, discuss with others. I'm a character lover as we ALL know (I'm starting to resemble a broken record, I know, I'm sorry, I just like reiterating this bit of info for some reason), and I always have a hard time understanding people that hate the characters I happen to love. Granted, I do tend to be a crazy fangirl of the less popular ones, aka the ones most hated, so unsurprisingly, lo and behold, Gone Girl held one of the most awesome characters I've read about and one of my new favorites - they were that crazy good and excellently written. I'll refrain from saying exactly who it was, but trust me, if you read it, you'll know.
You may also question my sanity, but it's ok. I get it. I like flawed people, some don't. Whether you enjoy wacky, out-of-the-ordinary characters or not, you'll most definitely meet some here.
Read this book if you're looking for something different, something good, twisted (oh, so twisted) and worth your time.
This book was read in celebration of my ~Spookatcular October.