Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Wow. This book is a quick read. You just keep wanting to peel the onion. It starts out like a dysfunctional relationship book. In fact, my husband who loves mysteries but wouldn’t be caught dead reading women’s literary fiction (even though I write it) claims “Gone Girl” doesn’t start until pg 215. There are many twists and turns, but what’s interesting is that this is the stuff of women’s relationship fiction — a very sick co-dependent pair of yuppies muddling through the conflicts that either bond marriages or break them — twisted and turned into a nailbiter of a who-and-why-dunit. It works, only later did I have the feeling that there were certain plotholes and that in the end I’d spent a lot of time with people I wouldn’t have shared a meal with. Still, I’d recommend it.
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p.s. 20th Century Fox just acquired the book for development with Reese Witherspoon’s producing company. Flynn will adapt.