As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?
I’m going to divide this review into parts. Because Gone Girl has so many twists and turns I will try not to call the main characters by their names. And of course this review is spoiler FREE because spoilers are the devil!
First Half of the Book
I thought I wasn’t going to like the first half of the book. I read some reviews and all of them said the same thing: “Why was the first half of the book even necessary?” To my surprise I loved the first half of Gone Girl. I thought it was extremely vital to the whole book. The first half has a great amount of background story between the characters. The POV jumps from Nick in the present and entries from Amy’s diaries from several time frames. The jumps were not confusing at all. I thought this part of the book was brilliantly executed.
Second Half of the Book
Most of the things that happened I didn’t see coming. I see why most people liked the second half of Gone Girl better that the first. I did too. There’s more action, more dialogue and more everything. I don’t want to say anything else because I will spoil it.
Wow. I just can’t begin to tell you how I felt about them. I felt guilty for feeling some sympathy toward them. I couldn’t help it. I was so involved in their story. I still cared for them after the truths were revealed.
The plot was designed to play with the reader’s mind. It’s an irresistible puzzle. From page one I knew Gone Girl was different. This book will keep the reader awake at night trying to figure out what will happen next.
Everything about Gone Girl is brilliant. The characters and the plot were amazing but it’s because of the writing that the book stands out so much. I haven’t read many books that can carry themselves like Gone Girl did.
Overall Gone Girl is a mind twister. It will mess with your mind and I assure you, you will ask yourself this after finishing the book: “Are the people in my life who they really say they are?”