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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn

Read by Tiffany: Gone Girl is well constructed - 'who is telling the truth, and is it the whole truth?' is the big question that dawns as the chapters roll on and the reader begins to tease out what is really going on.

 

I was hooked until about 2/3 of the way into the book, at which point my score was sitting at a solid 4 stars .. but the last third of the book lost all credibility to me and downhill it went ..

 

Unfortunately from the point of Amy hanging around with the drifters (and giving two of them different names and origin points!), then them robbing her, the book lost me. It could be argued that she was Misery-style psycho/sociopath I suppose, but the flip in personality (brilliant, list-making, determined, control freak to helpless, spur of the moment fool) just jarred with me too badly. Especially when she regained those traits to escape the clutches of her ex ..

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From there, Nicks decision and the ending of the book seemed ludicrous.