Sadly I have not gotten through Gone Girl as quickly as I had hoped which is part of the reason this post is a day late. I have heard so much talk about Gone Girl that I had some pretty high expectations. As I began reading I felt like I was forcing my way through the book until I got to about the halfway point. Then the book takes quite an interesting turn and I was hooked!
At first Gone Girl just seems like a rather uneventful, almost boring story about a wife who goes missing and her lackadaisical husband. The couple moved from New York City to “Middle America” Missouri a few years ago because Nick’s (the husband) mom gets sick plus both Nick and Amy are unemployed writers.
Once in Missouri they settle into an unhappy place in their marriage and struggle to just get by in their day to day lives. Nick borrows money from his wife who has been given a large some of money from her parents throughout the years. But the money Nick borrows to open his bar with his twin sister is the last of her money. So not only are they unhappy but for the first time ever Amy is experiencing being poor.
It is on their fifth wedding anniversary that Amy disappears and as the investigation deepens more and more signs point to Nick who claims he is innocent.
In my opinion Gone Girl would make a fabulous movie! Wondering if something along those lines is already in the works.
Now onto the Give Away! This is the third week of the July Blog Give Away.
1. Comment on today’s post! Have you read this book, what did you think? If not, what are you reading?
2. Once you’ve commented on the post, if you haven’t liked me on Facebook yet, head over there and like the page! That will give you another entry to win a free copy. If you’ve already liked me on Facebook you’ll still get a second entry, it doesn’t have to be a new like. But you do have to comment on the post to be entered and get your name in the pot twice which will be done through a random number generator.
3. If you don’t win keep coming back on Mondays and comment, your entries will carry over to the following weeks.
Last week’s winner is Becky!