Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl

Gillian Flynn

This is a tightly woven thriller with sparing spouses Amy and Nick Dunne taking centre stage. I was hooked from the first page, eagerly watching Nick get caught in Amy’s web of entrapment as she ruthlessly plots her ultimate revenge.

Extract

He promised to take care of me, and yet I feel afraid. I feel like something is going wrong, very wrong, and that it will get even worse. I don’t feel like Nick’s wife. I don’t feel like a person at all: I am something to be loaded and unloaded, like a sofa or a cuckoo clock. I am something to be tossed into a junkyard, thrown into the river, if necessary. I don’t feel real anymore. I feel like I could disappear.

Parallels
  • The Golden Scales by Parker Billal
  • Mistaken by Neil Jordan
  • Fatal Attraction