Book 37: Gone Girl

One of my goals for 2020 is to read more. What better way than to commit to reading one book a week? 52 books in 52 weeks and I’ll be sharing every single one on the blog, every Sunday. Check in for my latest reads and recommendations.

I’m playing a bit of catch-up on my book posts, but here they are, nonetheless! I threw it back to a few years ago with this last one- the book that really sparked a love of mysteries/thrillers for me. “Gone Girl” is the ultimate example of a book that just keeps you guessing until the end.

At this point, I’m sure a lot of you have read this story (or seen the movie which, I found, a little eh) but I will put a little spoiler alert here. I absolutely love how Amy’s character is portrayed in the first part and then revealed in the second. I still think she has some of the most chilling and realistic monologues in mystery fiction. I love, as the reader, having multiple perspectives while your characters are working with only one.

I will say, I was always a little disappointed with the ending, but I’m not sure how else Flynn could’ve done it. It does tie together nicely and really leaves you with that unsettled- who can I really trust feeling of any great thriller.

Wirth Rating: 4/5

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