When I created my list of books to read in 2013, I heard much about Gone Girl and how good it was.  In fact, it is such a popular book that I couldn’t even get it from my local library; they needed to order it from another library for me.  After a few weeks wait, I had the book in my hand.

Within the first few pages, I was hooked.  If I hadn’t had family and work responsibilities, I would have devoured the book in a day or two.  As it is, I finished all 400+ pages in 4 days.  I looked forward to any opportunity to dive back into the book, and the last day, I stayed up late to finish it because I just had to see how it ended.

I don’t want to say too much about the book itself for fearing of giving away the story, but let’s just say it starts out as the unfortunate scenario we see far too often, where a beautiful woman goes missing and her husband is immediately under suspicion.  Just like real life cases (I couldn’t help but think of Scott Peterson throughout the first section of the book), the husband is a good-looking, All American boy who doesn’t mourn his wife’s disappearance quite enough and who ends up looking happy during some of the moments when the press is around.

Not a good thing.

There is also a cut throat television personality (think Nancy Grace) who can’t demonize the husband and his actions enough.

The story seems to initially be an unfortunate case of a guilty husband and a poor, mistreated, ultimately murdered wife–until the reader finds out that just may not be the case.

If you like a good read and a mystery, you will love this novel.  Parts of it are a bit crude with the language and some scenarios, but if you can look beyond that, I’m confident that you, too, won’t be able to put this book down.

On the Mom’s Plans’ scale, I give this a solid 5 out of 5 stars.  *****  Excellent read!

Have you read Gone Girl?  What were your thoughts?

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