Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

19288043Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Genre: Mystery, Contemporary, Romance
Published by: Broadway Books
Pages: 422
Format: Paperback
Rating: ★★★
Where to Find: Goodreads | Amazon

This book. How can I even explain this book without going into spoiler-y detail? I think it’s one of those reads where you read it and suddenly you’re in the know. You know the secrets that no one else does, so when you see someone reading it in public and they’re not at the bit, you can look at him or her with a smirk and think, “Just you wait, because you have no idea.”

I really enjoyed the writing style, it was so different from anything I’ve read before, not only because it was a roller coaster ride of emotions and a constant question of ‘is this real?’, but because the emotions felt insanely real. Disturbingly real.

I hated the ending. I’ll put that out there, because it was horrible. I suppose the ending is one of the reason’s why this book is talked about so much, because it’s so contraversial.

The characters were toxic and so was this book. It was so well paced with the different time lines and perspectives. It had me second-guessing everything I’d already read, and I was so surprised at the lengths these characters would go to get back at each other. There were slow sections that effortlessly built up to the next big reveal, and that reveal would shock you just as much – if not more- that than the last one.

If you do decided to pick up Gone Girl then don’t read ahead, don’t skip any sections and don’t look for spoilers. Also, don’t think that watching the movie trailer will give anything away, because it won’t. (I tried.) This book is full of suspense and mystery and is really worth the read!

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