Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

5 Stars

There’s a difference between really loving someone and loving the idea of her.

Gone Girl won a Goodreads Choice award last year so I had very high expectations when I started this book. I admit, I found the first part a little dragging but everything changed when I got to the second part.

To me, this book was able to tread the line between crime fiction and literary fiction, and did so brilliantly. I admire Gillian Flynn for being bold enough to use this style of writing to tell her story. The cliff-hangers were perfectly positioned, each chapter made me want to read more. You think you know, but you don’t. Not even close. I often second-guessed myself and whenever I started to form my theories, another chapter just completely trashes it out the window. I was so deceived I almost felt cheated by the author! But that’s what’s so good about it.

Gone Girl makes you think, it makes you read between the lines, it makes you ask questions, it gives enough lead you on but still deprives enough to be able to totally surprise you. And that is what makes this good fiction.

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