Well worth the wait
It's been a hard year for Nick Dunne. He lost his job, his wife lost her job, his mother died, and his father may follow her soon. Even so, Nick Dunne hasn't been a great husband to Amy and he knows that their fifth anniversary is not going to go smoothly. He's dreading the traditional scavenger hunt that Amy creates for him every year on their anniversary. Her clues, which he's sure he's not going to be able to figure out, will lead him around town to places that have been significant to their relationship, which will lead to a big fight about how insensitive he is - also part of the tradition. What he's not expecting is to come home to a house that has been ravaged, with Amy nowhere to be found. As the days pass and Amy doesn't come home, things aren't looking good for Nick. Between his suspicious behavior and Amy's journal, which reveals that their relationship has been on the rocks for awhile, the story of what happened that morning begins to take shape... or does it? With two unreliable narrators and plot that is nothing short of brilliant, this book will keep you up at night.
I don't think any book has been recommended to me by quite as many people as Gillian Flynn's third novel, Gone Girl. I remember checking out her first book Sharp Objects a few years ago and never getting around to reading it even though it had gotten good reviews. When her second novel, Dark Places, was nominated for a few awards I thought about reading that too, but something else always caught my attention first. When I first heard about Gone Girl I thought it sounded interesting, but it wasn't at the top of my to-read list until I started hearing from friends, neighbors, and library patrons all over town that it was just incredible. With such glowing recommendations, I figured I must be missing out on something great, so I finally cracked it open - after waiting eagerly for my turn to come, since the hold list was so long! I'm certainly glad that I did, and now I'm recommending it to every reader I know - and trust me, even if you have to wait for it, it's worth it.