When I was younger I read a lot of thrillers and mysteries, but as sometimes happens – I sort of stopped. I am not really sure why, it may have had to do with some feeling that I should spend my limited reading time on “better” books. So these books got pushed aside and it was probably not until the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series that I was reinvigorated and reminded how good a classic “page-turner” can be. However, I can’t say that I have filled my shelves with new thrillers, but I might start again thanks to Gillian Flynn.
If you have not heard yet of Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, please immediately stop reading this post and jump on to your favorite online book ordering site, so run (don’t walk) to your local bookseller if you still have one, and get this book. When I had put out a call to friends looking for some beach reads for a summer weekend, I was told about this book (although I had seen it on the best sellers list, I hadn’t really checked it out). I ordered it up for my eReader, but wound up reading something else that weekend. I wasn’t really certain what to expect – but I know what I go was certainly not what I was expecting. I didn’t get a “shocking” thriller – I got thought and depth of characters and some insight into what happens when a person goes missing. This book had it all for me, including one of the best endings I have read in awhile.
It also is a book that gets people talking, especially since I feel like everyone is reading it (at least around me). So talk to me – did you read it? What did you think? Didn’t read it yet? What are you waiting for??