Kvinden der forsvandt
Title: Gone Girl
Author: Gillian Flynn
Published in English: 2014
Dansk titel: Kvinden der Forsvandt
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2015
Finished Reading: December 2018
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Fiction
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
Marriage can be a real killer.
One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that her work “draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.” Gone Girl’s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn.
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?
As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?
This book took me what 2 month to read, maybe more. It was a fucked up read.
Such a big steaming pile of shit definitely not recommendable. I felt offended to my core and it was such an unpleasant read.
The book is filled with stereotypes making it very predictable if you’ve either watched many series or read many books taking place in the south.
The plot is so boring and not something I’d want to read about, but I was curious to see what other people loathed and I must say I agree with the majority of other people. Thank god I’m not Nick let’s just keep it at that.
If you haven’t read it, you haven’t really missed much, if you thought about reading it, well, I’d probably find something more interesting if I were you, reading about failed marriages isn’t exactly groundbreaking literature. In addition, the author has an odd way of writing and explaining things. I’m not a fan, but I must say some of the things was clever. I do wonder if anyone likes the book.
Waste of time!