Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn
This is truly the perfect summer/beach read. The story is about a couple who are about to celebrate their 5th anniversary and suddenly the wife, Amy, goes missing. There are, of course, shady circumstances surrounding her disappearance and the story takes many, many very unexpected twists and turns. This is the kind of book that when you read, your own spouse gets annoyed because every so often you’re yelling at the book (“Oh, no!” or “Seriously??”) like a bit of a fool. But you won’t be able to stop yourself because it’s that crazy!
I had fun with this one. The characters are very complicated and while the husband is certainly the protagonist, he’s not exactly a hero in my mind. And until the very end, the author is relentless with the surprises!
I will admit, I did quite a bit of yelling at the book at the end. It felt initially as if it stopped short. But after digesting it for awhile, I realized that it was the way it had to end.
I would love for others to read this one to see if you agree!