Summary (from Goodreads):
“On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. 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?“
I’ve read this before, so this isn’t going to be a straight review. (To read my review, which is also not really a review, click here.)
In many ways, the book was even better the second time around. Because I know everything that happens, I was able to savor it more (as opposed to the first time, when I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough).
Also because of this, I’m even more convinced that the book had the perfect ending.
Obviously the satisfying ending would be if Nick has been able to kill Amy. OBVIOUSLY. But it’s not an honest ending. The whole point of the book is that Amy is an evil genius. I’m not saying that Nick’s dumb, but he’s definitely not smarter than Amy. I’m incredibly happy that Gillian Flynn gave us an honest ending.
So if you’re one of the few people who have yet to read this book, you need to fix that. NOW.