Released: June 2012
Author: Gillian Flynn
Rating: 4 out of 5.
Gone Girl was a book published in 2012, and was further released as a feature film in 2014. After hearing a lot of good things about the film I decided to read the book first before witnessing the film.
The story runs in a diary style format from the points of view from two different people, this itself is not confusing but the points of view are from two different spaces of time which can make it difficult, at first, for the reader to understand. You do, however, settle in to this format as the story starts to build up. The first half of the book seems quite slow, as though you have no expectation of what is going to happen, but I think this is part of the clever work of the author Flynn.
She assists the reader into building up an opinion on the characters, which leads their mind into following one idea, but as the book snaps into the second half of the story, it is then you realise that your presumptions or expectations may not be what you first thought. The second half is also when the story starts to get more thrilling, the book becomes hard to put down and the plot has a wonderful amount of twists and turns.
The plot is unbelievably thick, but it is so well thought out by the author it makes you question how little you possibly think things out in everyday life. It is a story of love/hate with the characters, which forces you to take sides but might not end the way you would like for the character of your choice.
Overall, an artistically clever story of two people which will blow your mind at the finale as the tale of Amy Elliott Dunne unfolds.
Gone Girl is available to buy in multiple retailers and online, including iBooks and for Kindle. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gone-Girl-Gillian-Flynn/dp/1780228228/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1437042665&sr=8-1&keywords=gone+girl
Alternatively, Gone Girl the film is also available to buy in shops and online.