I loved both! I would say that both of them are definitely worth reading.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
First off, Gone Girl is probably the best book I have read so far this year. I was hooked from page one and blew through it in about 24 hours, I just couldn’t put it down. I’m not usually one for mysteries, but I had it recommended to me last year sometime and bought it. I wish I had read it sooner because it was SO GOOD.
Gone Girl starts off with the disappearance of Amy Dunne, who seems to have been abducted from her home that she shares with husband, Nick Dunne. Now, Flynn has chosen an interesting way of telling this story. She doesn’t just alternate POVs between Amy and Nick, but actually between past Amy (pre-gone) and present Nick (post-gone). I thought this was an interesting way to develop the story because it gives insight into each person at different times of their life and makes their individual bias toward their relationship obvious to the reader.
That said, about half way through there is a huge, juicy plot twist that has everything to do with the alternating POVs. I was completely thrown off guard. I mean, I was expecting a twist because these types of mysteries usually have one, but SERIOUSLY. I’m pretty sure I gasped out loud. Not to give too much away, but the book (and the characters) take on a whole new identity which makes me think that Flynn is either a genius or a psychopath (or maybe a bit of both).