I finished this book last week and have been debating on how to write this review. I think the best way to describe Gone Girl is that it was a book I loved to hate.
The book was given to me and, at the time, the only thing I knew about it was what I read on the back cover. I knew it was made into a movie, but I never read a review about it. That being said, as I read Part I of the book, I thought it was a bit slow moving. After Amy's disappearance, I felt sorry for Nick, but when it was revealed that Nick was cheating on his wife, I felt he deserved whatever came to him. At this point, I loved to hate Nick.
Part II really captured my interest and I was glad I continued reading. Many more layers of Amy are revealed and without saying too much, believe me when I tell you, you will begin to feel sorry for Nick and love to hate Amy.
By the time I arrived at the third part of the book, I was ready for some true justice or straight out revenge, and this is where I became very disappointed. As I read the last page, all I can say is, I loved to hate the ending. ( I actually read it twice thinking I missed something.)
I give Gillian Flynn 3.5 stars for her writing style (some of her word choice was crass and I could have done without the quizzes) , 4 stars for twists and turns in the middle of the book, and 1 star for her ending.
Gone Girl is 555 pages long and that's way too many pages to invest in a story that leaves the reader feeling short-changed.