Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

This is another must-read book of the summer according to many, and with good reason. It’s not remotely frothy so I’m not giving it the full treatment, just an honourable mention! It’s the intriguing tale of a woman who goes missing on the morning of her fifth anniversary, and her husband who becomes prime suspect. We hear from Nick immediately after the disappearance, and Amy, via her diaries in the years leading up to it. The characters are hugely well defined with masses of background, personality and distinctive voices. One of the things that struck me was that this could be a masterclass in writing from the first person point of view, complete with an unreliable narrator at times- who’s telling the truth?

It’s a tense ride, masterfully plotted with many revelations along the way and if you like your endings neatly tied up with a bow then you may be slightly disappointed- but I thought the ending was perfectly apt.

UK: Amazon for £2.99

US: Amazon for $12.99 or kobobooks for $8.68.

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