“‘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 did really did happen to Nick’s beautiful wife? And what was left in that half-wrapped box left so casually on their marital bed? In this novel, marriage truly is the art of war…
Read for Fun!
Rating this one differently since the book did it this way…
PT 1: 3.00
PT 2: 4.50
PT 3: 2.00
Audio Rating: 5.00 (not part of the overall rating)
First thought when finished: PT 3 may have very well ruined the book for me!
Going for Spoiler Free so at times may be generic.
What I thought of PT 1: Part 1 of Gone Girl is what I expect from the beginning of a well done thriller. You methodically walk the reader through the crime, the suspects, and in this case you get a “view” into the heads of both main parties involved. There are times when you think you have it figured out and other times where you are just not sure! I even tweeted myself with who I thought “did it” and well I was wrong! I love that!
What I thought of PT 2: Part 2 of Gone Girl was BRILLIANT! Seriously, the first chapter had my jaw just hanging open. I even knew there was a twist but I didn’t expect what it was. I thought going through the heads of the two main parties in Part 2 was twisty, scary, and wicked cool. At the end of this part I was just floored beyond comprehension.
What I thought of PT 3: Part 3 I disliked with a fiery passion. That being said, I think it is one of those endings that everyone will either hate or love. It didn’t work for me BUT I still think that Gone Girl must be read so that you can make up your own mind about it.
What I thought of the Audio: The audio was done brilliantly by Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne. The audio was 19 hrs and 11 mins. I think Julia and Kirby brought the correct amount of personalities to each of their characters. I think my favorite though is when they would do the other person’s character during their part. The audio was just excellent!
Final Thought: Gone Girl should be read by every Thriller lover so you can make up your own mind. Try to read it without spoilers though so you can get the full experience!