Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
(Crown, 2012, 432 pages)
Amy and Nick are supposed to be celebrating their 5th wedding anniversary in a small Missouri town. But instead, Amy goes missing in what seems like a violent struggle in their own home. As the police dig deeper into Amy’s case, Nick’s actions get stranger and his lies start surfacing. Every day turns up with another clue that incriminates Nick and people quickly turn against him. Nick claims his innocence, but isn’t it always the husband?
The story is told through both Nick and Amy’s viewpoints, Nick’s is present day and Amy’s is told by a journal she left behind. Through Amy’s journal, the reader learns more and more about Nick and their relationship that Nick isn’t telling you. This story hooked me from the very beginning and then once I hit the second part I just couldn’t put it down. I honestly was surprised with every twist that Flynn accomplished and loved how strange and complicated both Nick and Amy’s characters were. I loved this read and can’t wait to read more from her.