*Gone Girl* Five-Star* Riveting Thriller* by Gillian Flynn

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Gone Girl is a meticulously crafted dark thriller, filled with lies and deceit. It exposes the torturous pain caused by toxic relationships and the chilling manipulations of the sociopathic mind.

I found myself quickly sucked into the story and then kept on edge as the author brought me through creepy mazes of unexpected twists and turns. This intriguing book is so cleverly written that as soon as I finished it I started to re-read it. I wanted to make sure I didn’t miss any of the hidden gems during my first go around.

I am utterly amazed that I could like a book like this as much as I did, considering that I didn’t care for any of the characters. This is one of those books where telling too much will really spoil it for the reader, so I won’t. However, I will say that this is a story of deceit, and just when you think that you know what’s happening, you’ll find out that you really don’t.  Nothing is what it seems. What makes this story especially chilling is that this nightmare could actually be some unlucky person’s reality.

Nick and Amy found that their perfect relationship wasn’t so perfect, after all. And what they thought they had known about each another ended up being all lies. So they became fast learners of one another. Their survival depended on it.

The book’s ending evokes strong emotions and opinions, but the ending isn’t as vague as many readers would have you believe. Read the clues, the answers are all there.

I highly recommend giving this book a read. It is very well written. Plan to be entertained, challenged and manipulated – and to enjoy every moment of it!

~5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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