I thought for a while that this was a relatively benign story. A twist early on, however, gave it a little more interest. But then I was not happy with the extent to which the sleazy descriptions that Amy used found their way into the story. I believe the attempt was to portray her as a lowlife - a crude and vicious woman, contrary to her public "good girl" persona and to develop a personality that the reader would find unsavory and to dislike. Well it accomplished that. I have read many stories of all types with all sorts of characters in them. In Gone Girl, I unfortunately found myself cringing a couple of times finding the relative vulgar terms a distraction from the story. This was a tale of an extraordinarily devious individual that crafted nearly a perfect crime and left it more or less up to the reader to determine the real ending. It was an ok story but I probably would not recommend it.
No. If I found parts of it offensive I would not want to risk having someone else subjected to that too.
I think that they were all weak.
This is my number one for the year!
I was totally on edge; you hear it all the time.....can't put it down. You literally cannot put this down. I was up til 3am one day while on a great vacation, because I had to know what happens/ed.
Both. I was rooting for Kirby the whole time.
You just loved to hate Julia Whenlan that conniving bitch!
No did not plan to but practically happened.
You HAVE to read/listen to this book.
I love audible books when I travel. My niece and I were thoroughly engrossed on a 19 hour drive. Couldn't wait to get back in the car to continue listening. If you like twists and turns this is the mystery thriller for you. Loved and hated the main characters at the same time.
This story kept me guessing to the end while swapping my allegiances to its main characters like an erratic pendulum. Thoroughly entertaining, masterfully narrated, and believable...this was my first Gillian Flynn read and, if her other stories are as good as this, I'll definitely read more.
Great, great story with incredibly well thought-out detail delivered with a very enjoyable, conversational cadence. But the ending gave me whiplash. It's like someone told the author, I'm sorry, your time is up. Pencils down. So she had to scrawl out an ending in 30 seconds. Disappointing.
This book was a great listen, and I found myself listening every chance I could even at work. (Which if you do so, be sure you are alone as there is quite a lot of cursing) But having a male and a female reading the different characters, really brought the book to life.
There was one point that I had that "Ah ha" moment, then much to my surprise another twist. It is a very exciting book that is so well written, and read, that you feel like you are actually seeing it through the eyes of the characters. And although it seemed to keep going even when I thought for sure it would end, I was dissapointed when it did end. Not because it is a bad ending, but I just kept wanting more.. making me feel like I was at a great concert, and the band kept doing an encore, but even after the last one you feel satisfied, but still wish it would never end.
I would for sure recommend it.
I wouldn't listen to the book again because it’s a very dense story. But that’s not a bad thing.
I just bought it because it was a best seller. I didn't even read the review or any description of the book. I was surprised. It was a good listen, especially because of the two narrators. I’m not found of certain books read entirely by the same person. I was also reading the book when I had the time and that’s when It was very clear that what I felt for the story was being influenced by the audio. In a good way. I got addicted to the audio and written book sync.
An exquisitely crafted page turner. Reader's emotions swing wildly until the conclusion that makes you wish you wish for a different ending. Still strongly recommend it.
It is hard to get into a book when you can't find a single character to care about. The ending was so irritating I wish I hadn't even bothered.
The set up was very interesting but not enough to overcome the horrible characters and lame ending.
Hard working woman who loves to listen while she works. Makes the days pass quicker. I love a good book.
Yes this book was very good. I enjoyed it very much. Mystery with a twist
Yes at first you'll think one thing then another and then you'll be even more surprised.