Title: Gone Girl
Author: Gillian Flynn
Amy and Nick are celebrating the fifth anniversary of their marriage. Every year they play a game. Amy leaves traces and riddles, hints that lead to each subsequent trace. Each riddle is a reminder of the beautiful moments spent together. But this time, she’s gone. Amy disappears. Without a trace, without a clue. While the police are looking for her, her husband is unexpectedly peaceful.
Little by little, the real story comes out. What it was supposed to be a perfect marriage in general, wasn’t perfect at all. The husband had a mistress and the wife was not happy in the marriage.
What actually happened?
Did Nick kill his rich wife to get rid of her and keep her money?
Did Amy find her marriage life boring and decided to leave?
Is Amy kidnapped? In the past she had possessive boyfriend who followed her months after she terminated the relationship. In high school her friend was obsessed with her. Amy’s parents were famous writers who created the famous children’s series Amazing Amy. Lately, they lacked of money, and Amy had too much.
Where is Amy?
The story is told from two points of view: the one of Amy and the one of Nick. Two parallel stories, two views of five years of living together. After the story I was left speechless. “Iis this possible?” How twisted can human mind be? It turns out that Amy is not Amazing Amy at all, and Nick is far from perfect husband. Nothing looks like as it seems.
Now I can see why this book is a bestseller. The author goes deep into the human psyche, in twisted human mind. Nick and Amy, two characters who are perfectly fit, two opposites that are basically same. This story makes you wonder what is the limit of human’s sick mind? Do we really know the people around us?
This book left me speechless. I could not leave until I finished. I recommend to all who like psychological thrillers.
My opinion: 5 / 5