I found the entire book to be very whiny and obnoxious. Both of the main characters are unlikable. I was interested in Amy when I first learned she was a sociopath, but she didn't live up to expectations. She showed emotion and a real connection to nick, which isn't like a sociopath. She seemed more like a meticulous narcissist to me. Nick became compelling once he started trying to outsmart Amy and lure her home, but in the end he completely submits to her. That's maddening to me. I would have loved for Amy to succeed in framing Nick, or for Nick to have gotten revenge, but instead it ends exactly as it started. The only good part of this book is the twist. Everything before and after is just two spouses incessantly bitching and complaining about each other.
listening to another book.
There were a few clever moments where the antagonist was one step ahead.
I hated the narrators. They both had a certain whiney American accent that wasn't helped at all by some of the worst prose this side of the Twilight novels. Both characters were unlikable in the extreme, and the damn ending was... not great.
I watched the movie after finishing the book (also screen written by Gillian Flynn) which did a better job of the pacing, and tightened up a few of the dumber actions by the antagonist - but the terrible prose, unlikable characters and that damn ending made it just as bad..
not for me.
Good storyline with a real twist that left me surprised as the ending wound down. I admit I had a different closure in mind. I really wish the characters in the book had a cleaner vocabulary; that much vulgarity is a definite detraction for me.
While the mechanics - the quality of the writing and the recording were quite good, I found the story to be so implausible as well as nasty spirited and twisted that, for myself, I found no value in reading/listening to this kind of content. I wish I had known more about the story before choosing this title. I kept listening hoping for some kind of redeeming moment, some point at which good prevails, but alas....
Completely my fault - lesson learned.
This is my first book from this author. I actually really liked the story line! My big complaint-slash-dislike is the level of cursing. It actually shocked me that it bothered me so much, I am generally not a prude, nor do I cringe at vulgarity. The level of vulgarity in the book however was more than even I could handle. It occurred so often and got so extreme, that it genuinely started to ruin the book for me.