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3.0 out of 5 stars When a Perfect Marriage Turns Sour, June 6, 2012
This review is from: Gone Girl (Hardcover)
A beautiful woman is snared by a young man who can't believe his good fortune. She is well off and adores him. What can be better? Both are writers living in New York but they lose their jobs. In addition, the woman's parents become financially bereft and ask their daughter to borrow her money. Poor, they use the last of her money to buy a bar in his hometown which is run by her husband and his twin sister.

Amy Elliott Dunne has another side to her personality that Nick Dunne is about to discover as the ideal marriage that he thought he had begins to fall apart. When Amy disappears Nick is believed to be the cause of her disappearance.

Did he murder his beloved wife? Nick knows he didn't but all signs point to that conclusion. The police believe he is responsible for her absence. Her parents, who stand by him in the beginning, arrive at the same belief. The public and the media are likewise convinced. He wonders if even his twin sister believes it as well. Before the reader discovers the truth, the reader becomes wrapped up in endless detail.

This is a thriller that does keep one turning the pages but it roars to a pallid conclusion. I liked it but thought that someone should have spent more time editing as details are presented again and again. I know many others will like this read but I was disappointed.
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 2, 2012 8:44:39 AM PDT
Jayarby says:
Thank goodness most books don't end this way or else sales would plummet.

Posted on Aug 5, 2012 1:07:53 PM PDT
So true. The ending 'works' on one level but I just didn't like it and I felt it was unrealistic. The story got a bit silly towards the end. Still, it was an interesting read and kept my attention for 3/4 through.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 5, 2012 3:03:02 PM PDT
Franilla says:
I loved the book but yes the ending was the worst ending ever... the villian won by manipulating full control over the good guy, bummer!

Posted on Aug 6, 2012 12:45:39 PM PDT
I totally agree - it started off great, got better, then dropped to improbable to downright mediocre. It's like the author burned out after writiing the first two thirds of the book and then was just anxious to get it done - what a stupid ending!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 7, 2012 6:27:23 PM PDT
T.G. says:
That bugged me too. I thought Desi had an alibi.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 8, 2012 8:58:07 PM PDT
me too...I hate bad endings.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2012 10:43:18 AM PDT
itsmevonda says:
Yes! Thank you!
I like how she didn't go down the road every author would have went down so that the reader has their "happy ending." Sometimes - there is no happy ending. This was the perfect ending for the sick and twisted relationship Amy and Nick have.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2012 10:44:51 AM PDT
itsmevonda says:
I seen Gillian Flynn on The View and one of the co-host said it was open to a sequel. And from her expression....it could definitely be a possibility. Especially now that the movie rights have been sold.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2012 7:00:03 PM PDT
Emma Zander says:
Agreed! I kept waiting for them to address that and they never did. I still enjoyed reading it, though. I could hardly put it down till I got to the (however disappointing) end.

Posted on Aug 10, 2012 8:36:21 AM PDT
G. Campbell says:
Saved me money.

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