May 17, 2013

Book Club - 5.17

It's time for Book Club with Heather!


This week I'm reviewing:
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Marriage can be a real killer.
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? With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around.
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  Thoughts:
Obviously I had to read this after hearing about all the rave reviews and getting a high recommendation from my dear cuz! And this book did not disappoint. The entire time I was up and down with the book - on one side, on the other side - where is this going?! It's so well-written and so well-thought out that no book review can really do it justice. I was fairly disappointed with the ending (like the very end, the very last page end) since it wasn't the outcome I wanted and not really what I expected but the rest was incredible! I am TOTALLY looking forward to reading Gillian Flynn's other book, Sharp Objects, soon!

I'd love love love to discuss if you've read it so please do comment!


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7 comments :

  1. Totally agree with your review- it had me on the edge of my seat from about the middle to the very end... and then I was just disappointed! Definitely one of my favorite recent reads though!

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  2. this book was crazy! i dont think anyone i've talked to about it has really liked the ending.

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  3. Isn't this book crazy? I'm so glad I read it when I did, but I'm so scared I would have had the twist spoiled otherwise. I can't say enough that if you want to read it, do is ASAP, that way you have no idea what's coming.

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  4. Yup! This book is awesome...and the ending fills people with rage. Haha! Sharp Objects was about a 12 on the creepy scale for me, so I wouldn't recommend it as a before-bed read. ;)

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  5. i totally agree with you!

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  6. I need to jump on this bandwagon...like yesterday!!

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