By Cham Cuartero
This is not your typical tale of romance, yet it is extremely relatable—and that is exactly why you should read Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl.
On the day of their fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dune finds himself facing the horrible reality that his beautiful wife, Amy, has vanished without a trace. Unfortunately, all clues about her whereabouts point to only one person who may have had the motive to hurt her: Nick himself.
Gone Girl takes its readers on a breathtaking quest to find the truth to Amy’s disappearance and in the process, you will uncover a tangle of secrets and lies which have been surrounding the couple’s marriage. The story is unnervingly relatable, with a plot that cleverly pulls very personal strings in its readers, though they may not have anywhere as close to a situation as the characters. It will urge you to do a little bit of introspection about how much you really know—and don’t know—about relationships and the people you love.
The story is an exploration of the realities in a marriage. It is an exposition of what is really needed to keep your love, your self-image, and your sanity at all times. Gone Girl is a real page-turner. Once you’ve started reading the book, I doubt if you will manage to put it down. Expect to be shocked. Prepare to be intrigued. Anticipate a story that will unfold right in front of your eyes in the most unimaginable way.
Gone Girl contains the element of confusion in its plot, from start to finish. Along with the characters, you will be wading in a pool of misdirection because a lot of the events that will happen are not really what they seem to be. One cannot help but become emotional while reading it. You will surely feel the pain, joy, relief, and anger felt by the characters in the story.
Line Worth Remembering
“I was told that love should be unconditional. That’s the rule, everybody says so. But if love has no boundaries, no limits, no conditions, why should anyone try to do the right thing, ever?”
I highly recommend Gone Girl for all readers—married, in a relationship, or enjoying single life. I’m pretty sure you will start and finish this book in a single day, as I did.