I really enjoyed this book up until the last part. The rest of the book was interesting and suspenseful, but the ending is totally unrealistic. I felt gypped by the bad ending. Maybe they'll come up with a better ending if they ever turn this into a movie.
Insightful, twisted, scary!
The end is particularly memorable, but I didn't like it, which is why I want to give it a 4.9. But I LOVED the book. I was totally engrossed and kept finding reasons to drive or walk with my headphones on so I could keep listening.
I can't pick a favorite scene, but I was shocked to learn what her insurance policy was.
Again, the end surprised me. It is hard to say without giving away the story. The whole picture of marriage, from beginning to end, was VERY moving. I was struck by Annie's description of cool girls.
Lots of parts of the book pop into my head long after I have finished it. I also really enjoyed the narrators!
The story is narrated by the two main characters-Amy and Nick-so I enjoyed the use of both male and female narrators. They were wonderfully expressive and I don't think you would get that from just reading the book.
Just when you think you've got the story figured out...there is a twist! Nothing predictable here.
A very good story-you might be surprised to find some of yourself in an unlikable character-Flynn made them so relatable you don't know who you want to side with. Very enjoyable, my favorite listen in a long time!
Clever, Unexpected, Enthralling
One doesn't come to mind. This was my first Gillian Flynn book so not sure if the others share a similar format.
Amy Elliot Dunn
Always expect the unexpected
Loved the ending. Thought it was fitting for the overall tone of the book.
Lots of twists and turns - some predictable, some not so much. The readers did a great job of convincing me to switch my alliances between Nick and Amy throughout the book. Some call this a dark, noir book, but I took it to be a quick, interesting, and rather fun listen. Lots of fun word play. Lousy ending.
I wish I had known how foul the language was in this book. I never would have wasted the money on a book I ended up trashing because I couldn't tolerate the constant potty-mouth. Here and there for effect is one thing, but this was ridiculous.It's a shame, because I heard it was a good storyline.
The book is well written and well read. I really loved the story and the twists and turns it takes the reader on. Just goes to show you that you can't judge a book by it's cover or a character by their own view of themselves.
Definitely not - this was way too dark for me.
The writing was interesting, but it was so depressing that I listened to the end and wanted to throw my iPhone across the room.
I have not.
Interesting question. I was quite enthralled for a while, but it just kept getting darker and darker until the horrible end. Seemed like she just didn't know how to end it and stopped writing.
I would NOT recommend this book unless you really like dark novels. If you do, this is the book for you.
i thought the first half was OK....there was a lot of hype on this book, so when I hit the halfway mark I went "OOOOOOOOH....good twist!"
Kirby was a pretty good narrator for Nick, but Julia hit the voice of Amy on the head. She was absolutly perfect
there were a least a half dozen times I was listening and then i uttered an out load snort - and it's hard for a story to make me choke up, so I give it kudos for those places.
totally worth the read / listen.
When Amy was robbed by the two people at the campsite. At that point in the story she had it coming.
This book was truly a roller coaster ride. At one point I was feeling bad for Amy, then for Nick, but ultimately I felt bad for both of them...they are such a sad couple. So dependent on each other.