Rating: 4/5 stars
Cover: It’s a cover.
Trigger Warnings: short mentioning of rape
Description: 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?
Review: When I started reading this book, I thought about abandoning it after each page. I was so bored, you wouldn’t believe it. The characters were flat, the character’s voices sounded fake and it was like everywhere I looked, I saw female bashing. Sadly (a least I thought so), I HAD to know what had happened. So I struggled and struggled and I read one or two books in between like some kind of treat for reading some pages of Gone Girl.
But then I had read like half of the book and suddenly I was hooked. The characters somehow got real and while I didn’t like them before, I hated them now, but it was a good hate. It was really interesting to see how the public and the police reacted to each of Nick’s mistakes and the end? I didn’t expect that one.