By Gillian Flynn
Place: Publisher & Year: New York: Crown Publishers, 2012
This book has had over eight hundred holds on it in my library system for the past couple of months. It is the must read of 2012. I think I first became aware of it through EarlyWord, but it wasn’t until I put a hold on it for a patron that I decided to get on the waiting list myself. The patron was raving about what she had heard about it and it got me curious. I had been waiting at least a couple of months – I was around 250 on the waiting list – when I saw an express copy come through my library. The express copies are the ones that don’t go on reserve.
I have to say that I believe it is worthy of all the hype it has been getting. It is very suspenseful and keeps one on edge throughout the entire story. It also has funny parts – disturbingly funny parts. The characters are very flawed and very believable. It is a mystery, but it is also a story about marriage. The story is written in first person from both Nick and Amy’s perspectives (husband and wife). It truly is an amazing story.
Genres: Mystery, suspense, thriller, crime thriller
Number of pages: 415 (419 including Acknowledgments)
Setting: New York City, North Carthage, Hannibal, & St. Louis, Missouri, The Ozarks
Time period: 2005 – present
Husbands — Fiction.
Married people — Fiction.
Wives — Crimes against — Fiction.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General.
FICTION / Suspense.
FICTION / Thrillers.
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