Gone Girl – A review

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I’ve been meaning to read this one book for so long. I have heard all of the blogosphere go crazy for it and I didn’t quite get what all the fuss was about up until around half way through the book when the twist hits you like a shovel in the face. And what a grand twist it is, at that. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t the most surprising twist I’ve ever had the pleasure of letting myself be a part of(cough, Fight Club, cough, Murder on the Orient Express, cough, etc.), but it genuinely comes pretty darn close.

Gone Girl about a girl who goes missing from her home on the anniversary of her marriage and about how her husband is suspected for her murder and prompt disposal of her body. That’s the surface and I absolutely refuse to tell you anything more about the actual plot because it would be a blatant insult to the author.

This is a book of almost exactly two halves. The first half will most probably bore you but it does with good reason. Without that first half through, you would not be able to comprehend what is actually going on in the book. It’s a little tough to get through, the first part, because it seems like an everyday piece of mundane missing person fiction. Get through it, and trust me, there is a big prize in the end – the fantastic second half!

I think if you are going to read this book, you should read it without reading many reviews. It would just give away surprises, I’d say. Which is why I’m leaving this short and sweet.

Oh and on a last note, Rosamund Pike for Amy is a spot on casting choice, I’d say. Well done!