Marriage can be a real killer.
In Gone Girl, on a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?
As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?
With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around.
I didn’t know what to expect from this book. I had heard it all over the internet that it was amazing, and it got pretty good reviews, so I was intrigued.
Gone Girl is in 3 parts. The first part was pretty boring. I was convinced that Nick had something to do with her disappearance (I didn’t know what) and it wasn’t until the end of Part 1 that you begin to learn the truth.
Part 2 was a wammy. Holy crap. You find out that she is pretty crazy. She should have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder years and years ago. Maybe multiple personality disorder? I think either one would fit her. She was so many different versions of herself that it was hard to keep them all straight. She realizes that Nick has figured out her plan and he is ready to lure her back to him. Interesting how things changed. I guess it was watching him make that touching speech on the TV that really did it in for her. And back she goes.
But not before she executes another part of her crazy plan. And this whole thing is to just teach Nick a lesson. CRAZY.TOWN. Man. Anyways, in Part 3 (I think it was part 3….maybe the end of part 2) she finds an old flame Desi whom she still keeps in contact with. He is pretty crazy in his own right…at least she makes him seem that way. She is taken to his house under her own free will and then kills the guy so that she can go back to Nick. Kills him. Because he was nice and wanted to keep her safe from Nick (who she said supposedly abused her–never happened–she’s a lying crazy bi*ch). Then she goes and blames the whole thing on Desi kidnapping her and she killed him in self defense. She is the hero in the story.
How someone came up with this story is beyond me–it just kept getting crazier and crazier. I wish there was another word for crazy because I am over using it right now. This I realize. But it truly was like that.
Anyways, in the end they realize they need each other and end up together. Oh and she is pregnant in the end. Dear lord. Can you imagine these too needy people with a child. God help us all.