By Gillian Flynn
Crown, 2012. 419 pgs. Mystery
On the morning of their five-year wedding anniversary, Nick’s beautiful and brilliant wife, Amy, disappears from their beautiful mansion on the Mississippi River. Signs of a struggle seem to be the only clues left, and the police have little to go on as a search begins in earnest. Nick is desperate to find her and to become the husband he knows she deserves. Amy speaks from a journal chronicling their idyllic courtship and early years of marriage. What follows is a terrifying look at the impact the media can have on the direction of an investigation. Everyone knows the husband is often guilty and Nick has many secrets. Then again, so does Amy.
This is a psychological thriller of the highest order. Flynn presents characters you love to hate and hate to leave behind with the turning of that final page. Be prepared for some strong language and know that if you pick it up, you won’t want to put it down as you uncover the truth beneath the many layers of lies.