Thanks for posting this question, I was wondering the same thing! I also *loved* Gone Girl. I disagree with the posters who didn't like the ending and I really hope they don't give the movie a pat, Hollywood-happy ending. My biggest worry is how they'll handle the fact that *so much* of what we know comes directly from the characters' minds and the diary.
A tad? !!! A tad? How kind you are Erica!!!!..my black lab puppy who's quite the ham and even more the goofball could write phsychological thriller circles topping this books 'un-believability. Sorry I couldnt help myself from butting in here but i was just so gosh darn disappointed after getting through all those pages of non stop bellyaching and conniving. I would read anything,! The nearest farmers almanac even, just to cleanse the palatte!
I read a book called "The Sense of an Ending" by Julian Barnes right after I read Gone Girl. Without any intention of choosing a specific follow-up book, The Sense of an Ending was almost perfect as a follow-up because it explores some of the same themes as Gone Girl but in a more subdued, muted way. It also was a book dealing with how women and men interact, how they see each other, and the sometimes-uncrossable chasm that separates individuals within relationships. It was extremely well-written and a bit of a relief after the twists, turns and high-drama of Gone Girl; but it was still gripping and highly readable.
I immediately read Sharp Objects and then Dark Places by Gillian Flynn---I loved loved Gone Girl, think it is the best of the three, but all three are disturbingly addictive. Thanks for the suggestions.