So I figured I should deviate from the self help trend and read some fiction. Given that Gone Girl was coming to theaters, I figured it was a perfect choice to read. I don't want to give too much away here, so I'll try to review this one without any spoilers. The premise of this book is a wife, Amy, has gone missing on her fifth wedding anniversary. Her husband Nick, who lost his job, started a business with his wife's trust fund and increased her life insurance, is the prime suspect.
What I loved about this book is the narration. I am a sucker for good, innovative narration, and Flynn executed this storytelling in masterful fashion. The first half of the story is written in split narration, between Nick who narrates in first person, and Amy, who narrates in past tense through her journals.
Not only will this book keep you guessing, but it's insight not only into marriage, but perception and opinion were powerful. I am definitely going to see this one in theaters. Read it and let me know if you guys think the film can/will live up to the book. I don't think it will (when does it ever?) But I'll watch it all the same! Happy reading!