I am going to have to use hoary old cliches like “gripping”, “unputdownable” and “a terrific page turner”, but for want of better words, this is exactly what Gillian Flynn’s latest novel, “Gone Girl” is.
A book such as this is rare -utterly brilliant, and clever, and full of twists and turns, and so well written that it is, well, gripping, unputdownable and a terrific page turner.
This is also the kind of book whose plot I cannot really discuss in a review, because that would be verging on immoral.
You have to read it, be hooked, be dazzled, be baffled.
I am not going to spoil one second of this extraordinary book for you.
The author has you hooked from the word go, as she takes you to the very heart of the extraordinary marriage of the beautiful, clever Amy Elliott (as in “Amazing Amy”) and handsome, winsome Nick Dunne.
And that is all I can honestly tell you, because to spoil one page, one surprise, one twist in this book would be so wrong.
Published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson, the hardback costs £12.99 and, I know you should never judge a book by its cover etc etc, but this is a really smashing looking book. From the word go, I loved the literal feel of it.
Cannot recommend this book too highly.
I am going with 10/10 for a great read.
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