I’ve become a member of Goodreads, the book equivalent of Netflix –in that you rate books you’ve read and it’ll pop out suggestions based on your ratings, it also has a ‘queue’ of sorts. The app allows you to create digital ‘shelves’ to place your books mine are pretty simple “to read”, “we own”, “already read” and “Jake’s picks”. Recently it suggested “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn and on our first trip to the library it was available so I thought, ‘I’ll give it a shot”.
HA! I devoured the book; l forgot meals, a sane bedtime, and social interaction for the week it took me to finish this incredible book. (It will usually take me anywhere from 2 weeks to a month to complete a book, I’m one REALLY SLOW reader…like molasses in January slow.) There was NO. putting. this. book. down! Immediately after I finished I knew I was going to be a Gillian Flynn fan for life.
Here’s the synopsis (from Gillian Flynn’s website):
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick Dunne’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer? As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love.