I really enjoyed Gillian Flynn's first two books. I was very excited to find her latest, Gone Girl, on the library shelf. Again, Flynn does not disappoint. Flynn is a master at creating characters that get under your skin.
Gone Girl is the story of Nick and Amy Dunne. Nick and Amy have moved from New York to rural Missouri so Nick can help take care of his aging parents. Amy is completely out of her element. Nick and his twin sister open a bar. Nick's also from Missouri so this is a homecoming of sorts for him. Right away you can see things are tense between Amy and Nick but watching it unfold was like a cross between a train accident and an episode of Jerry Springer.
I loved how the chapters alternated between Nick and Amy. At first, we have diary entries from Amy starting back when she met Nick in New York. Then later on, Amy tells the story in her own voice, present day. The alternating voice really helps build the story and build sympathy/distrust in the characters.
Overall, I really enjoyed Gone Girl. If you like thrillers and enjoy very messed up characters, Gone Girl is your book. Others who shared their thoughts on Gone Girl: Book Journey, Chaotic Compendiums, Whimpulsive, You've GOTTA Read This, Life In The Thumb, Jenn's Bookshelves, Devourer of Books, and Take Me Away.