I just finished reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. It was the assigned book for our next Book Club meeting.
It was definitely a page-turner — I couldn’t wait to see what would happen next. In the reviews I had seen Alfred Hitchcock’s type of thriller mentioned as a comparison, but it also reminded me of the early TV show, The Twilight Zone by Rod Serling.
Beware that events are sometimes graphic and the language is rough. Unfortunately that has become really common in today’s literature, I guess because that is how so many people talk today. The author does make her characters very interesting,with nuanced personalities — not all bad or all good, at least on the surface.
I would summarize it as a story of two people with varying degrees of mental illness who happen to marry each other.
We have a friend who jokingly says that he and his wife have an agreement that they won’t both be crazy at the same time. The couple in this book obviously didn’t have the same agreement.
I can tell you right now that I know we are going to have a field day discussing this book in our next meeting!