Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Thank you to Jessica at Orion Books for the review copy of Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.

This book has been marked as 'Thriller of the Year' by the Observer.  It isn't, however, your typical thriller that will have you quivering in your seat.  However, it is chilling as a psychological thriller that makes you realise just what human beings are capable of if they really put their minds to it.  You might think it is silly and unrealistic, but think about - deep down, you know someone could pull this off if they really really wanted to.

The book is split into parts which, in a very clever way, depict the two sides to this particular story.  The story (and you may have to keep reminding yourself that it is, just that, a story!) is very well written, woven together and maintained right up to the last page.  It's packed full of twists, and I challenge anyone to say that they saw them all coming!  The life lesson is that revenge is a powerful thing!!  The characters are very well drawn.

As I got close to the end, I became very aware that it had the potential to have a very disappointing ending for me.  I, luckily, wasn't disappointed, and most importantly, I wasn't annoyed.  However, I know for a fact that some of you will read it and absolutely hate the ending!  Unfortunately, there is only one way to find out but what I will say is, if you've managed to avoid it so far, DON'T read the spoilers before you embark on this as they will, quite simply, ruin it for you!

1 comment:

  1. I was apprehensive about the book...having read all other reviews...like' c'mon, it can't be that shocking can it? But it is...it seriously really is...
    Every story does have two sides to it....two very sick twisted and shocking sides...


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