How did I get it?:
I borrowed it.
‘What are you thinking, Amy?’ The question I’ve asked most often during our marriage, if not out loud, if not to the person who could answer. I suppose these questions stormcloud over every marriage: ‘What are you thinking? How are you feeling? Who are you? What have we done to each other? What will we do?’ Just how well can you ever know the person you love? This is the question that Nick Dunne must ask himself on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy’s friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn’t true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren’t his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what really did happen to Nick’s beautiful wife? And what was in that half-wrapped box left so casually on their marital bed? In this novel, marriage truly is the art of war…
This book is on the Richard and Judy Spring Reads 2013 list, but to be honest, I think I probably would’ve read it anyway as the synopsis sold it for me. I haven’t read any Gillian Flynn books before but from reading this book I think I will be checking out some more of her books soon. Or, at least, adding them to my very big to be read pile..
Gillian Flynn has created some incredible characters. They weren’t likeable at all, but this didn’t make the story flat. It made me question what on earth had happened in their marriage. I would warn the potential reader of this book to not expect to like the characters.
I think the narrative really works. Both Nick and Amy tell their story and Gillian has given them such a unique voice that you don’t forget whose side you’re reading.
I don’t want to say too much as it is a story full of twists and turns which I don’t want to spoil for the reader. It’s a story full of tension right from the beginning. It gripped me, I couldn’t put it down. I definitely didn’t predict what was going to happen. A great read.
Would I recommend it?:
Without a doubt!
Fifteen Days Without A Head- Dave Cousins