by Gillian Flynn
Genre: Physiological Thriller, Mystery
Date Read: 18 March 2014
Reading with my ears
Narrator: Julia Whelan and
Unabridged audio - Length:
19 hours 17 minutes
I am having a really hard time trying to review this book without giving away any spoilers. I have written this review and deleted it and written it again . . . I just want you to be so blown away as I was, so I am not going to give you any of the facts of the story. Let’s just concentrate on my feelings about the book. I will try to keep it as spoiler-free as I possibly can.
I picked up this book on a recommendation of my audiobook group on Goodreads. I have found some gems that I would usually not even have considered and I am loving that my reading horizon are being expanded into genres that I would not usually look at. I love book clubs!
When I pressed play, I had no idea about the book except for the blurb and then I only scanned that before I got a copy. After the first few chapters I was bored and I really hated Nick. In fact, I was thinking that I did not understand what all the hype was about. Nick has obviously murdered his wife – what was the big mystery? This was just going to be a “how-he-did-it” with occasional comments from his wife via her found diary. Oh my goodness, was I wrong! I am so glad that I kept going.
This book turned into a psychological thriller like I have not read before (and that I hope I will find more of). It was awesome! So many twists and turns! The ending was a bit of a disappointment as I was hoping everyone would get their due, but this is still one of my favourite reads so far this year.