ISBN-13: 9780307588364
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication Date: June 2012
Format: Hardcover, 432 pgs
Source: Personal Library

The first time I read Gillian Flynn's first release, Sharp Objects, I knew I have found a new favourite author as I find her writing simply mesmerizing and   her plot totally blown me away. So it was no surprise I bought her next release, Dark Places, when it released in October 2010 but I put this book aside as I tried to catch up with some of my TBR books as well as a few other books which were raved by my blogging buddies. Dark Places remains in my TBR pile until Gilian Flynn's next book, Gone Girl was released three months ago and I decided to read Gone Girl first after reading so many starred reviews on it. 

And it is no surprise why this book has received such tremendous great reviews as I find the premise to be so clever and well crafted! One plus one equals to two but this logic doesn't always seems to be the case in Gone Girl. An overview of this story is about the disappearance of a wife on her fifth wedding anniversary but what made this story such an unputdownable read is the characterisations and how these two narrators draw you in from their perspectives and you just don't know who and what to believe. 

At its core, this is a psychological thriller that seems bizarre but strangely I find it to be believable and yes, scary in a sense that it makes you think about humanity and what someone would do under certain circumstances. I wish I could elaborate more but this is a book that should be relished without any prior knowledge of its plot; it is best that you don't read the blurb printed on the flap of the book jacket either. Excellent prose, great suspense and even greater psychological insight, this is one of the very best thrillers I read thus far and I hope Gillian Flynn will have a new release out soon. Meanwhile, I have Dark Places to be devoured during the waiting. 
6 Responses
  1. Anonymous Says:

    It sounds suspenseful! I'll have to check it out sometime :)

  2. Anna Says:

    I've been wanting to read this one, but I'll probably wait til all the excitement dies down. I think I've only seen one so-so review of this book, everyone's been loving it.

  3. I have yet to read this one or anything else by this author ,but I really want to. One of these days . . . Her books sound so good!

  4. Care Says:

    Such a fun book! I loved it.

  5. Yolanda Says:

    I loved your review and am looking forward to reading it.

  6. Unknown Says:

    This book kept me turning the pages. The characters were exceptional and the twist in the book was surprising. However; the end left me hanging and I was not happy with that.

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