My selection for February is GONE GIRL: a novel written by Gillian Flynn and published in 2012. Sharp Objects (2006) and Dark Places (2009) were her previous offerings. This is a hardcover, 419 page psychological (with the emphasis on 'psycho') thriller.
Amy Elliott Dunne disappears from her North Carthage, Missouri McMansion on the morning of her 5th wedding anniversary. Her husband, Nick Dunne becomes the prime suspect in her disappearance.
In the first 215 pages of Part One: Boy Meets Girl, the reader's are introduced to Amy's marriage/life perspective through her secret Diary Entries. We are then led through Nick's narrative and his alternate Point of View which was a slow read for me. However! Part's Two and Three were definite page turners where twists and turns, manipulation, lies, deceit, betrayals, revenge, and suspicion's are woven.
The 'Game' starts...and we begin to see who the true 'game players' are.
The local police are summoned and the media/social networks & neighbors judge Nick's every move. The eyes of suspicion are on Nick and his only support is his twin sister, Margo (..."everyone has seen too many true-crime shows where the husband is always, always the killer, so people automatically assume the husband's the bad guy.” pg. 297 )
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars with a
Reader Advisory for Explicit Content & Language
I interpreted this Gone Girl ride through an art journal 2-page spread in my ARC altered book. The torn layers represent the excavation of masks & illusion to find truth...not all things are as they first appear.
The outer layers are colored in a bright rosy tone and as the layers are torn deeper the colors darken to black.
I used a rosy bright spray at the Start of the game. The colors change as the game takes unexpected mysterious twists
to the Finish. Readers will understand what Amy's blue 'love notes' envelope
|Two-page spread detailing the twists & turns with an uncertain finish|
My March book selection will be
Dreaming in Hindi: a memoir
by Katherine Russell Rich (2009)
|Mokoli’i Island, K Bay, O'ahu |
My Hawaiian Word for Gone Girl characters
ʻō.pule.pule (moronic, somewhat crazy, psychotic)
Now surf on over to art-and-sole.blogspot.com to see other book reviews & art from the ARC............
Mahalo Nui Loa...thank you. A Hui Hou...until we meet again.