Broadway Books, 2014
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?
Whew, this book. I’m probably the last person on the planet to read it. I finally picked it up because I’m looking forward to the movie. We’re doing an event with the library for it and I’m pumped! I’m hoping movie theater and library customers enjoy it. Also, the movie has been getting a lot of positive buzz.
I loved it. Everyone I knew was upset with the ending, but I liked it. I thought that the characters deserved the ending that they got. Going into reading it, I felt like I knew what the twist was going to be. I hadn’t heard spoilers, but I knew there was a twist. I guessed incorrectly and LOVED THE TWIST. It was fantastic! In addition, I had heard that the characters were unlikeable. I agreed. However, when I don’t like characters, I usually can’t stand the book. This was not the case. I felt like the unlikeable characters added to the grittiness of the book and it made me want to discover who was the worst character in the book.
Overall, a great adult book read!