Book Review - Gone Girl

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Gone Girl was a book I chose to read purely because Amazon recommended it. Trusting Amazon's 'recommendations' isn't something I'd usually do, but I had some leftover vouchers, and I was intrigued by the description, so I thought, why not?!
I've got to say, crime, mystery, 'who done it' type of books aren't something I've delved into before, but, for the most part, I actually really enjoyed reading Gone Girl.

It's one of those books that you're hooked on straight away, it get's straight into the story and doesn't mess around with un-needed story lines.
The book is based on the disappearance of Nick's wife, Amy. The layout of the book was also something I really enjoyed, each chapter is written from the point of view of either Nick, or Amy, which really helps you feel involved in the story and develop your own ideas and theories on what happened to Amy. There are some pretty huge twists involved! Every time you think you've got the story figured out, and fool yourself into believing you know what's coming next, something happens which totally throws you off! The only thing I didn't love about this book was the ending, I kind of feel like it was an easy way out, like the author kind of though "oh it'll be too complicated for me to write any other ending". But then again, maybe I just feel that way because it didn't end the way I wanted!

Overall, I'd definitely recommend this book, it's wasn't a 'can't put it down' book for me, but it did make me think, and it had some nice quotes.

I've been getting more and more into reading lately, using the Kindle app on my iPad. It's just so easy to click and book and have it straight away, and the free samples are really useful.

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