Gone Girl is a novel which comes with a lot of baggage, that is, so many positive reviews, that one is afraid to read it. However, I wanted to watch the movie, but thought it would be better to read the book first. Although the listening spanned several months, I managed to follow the intricate story line. From the beginning I did not like the narrators, but they grew on me and as I listened along I began to admire the way they narrated. It was like actors playing the roles and both of them did it very well. It added a lot to the story.
The story as such? I will not go into any spoilers here, so will not relate it in details. Shortly, Amy is missing one day, and her husband Nick is accused of having killed her. But as the days go and no body is found, the mystery tightens. We get the narration from both persons and both perspectives. It is an interesting and quite complicated twist in the story. You really get into the characters and think you know them, even if I don't really like any of them. I did like the book, but felt it was far to long. Maybe it was necessary to be able to explain the plot and keep it until the very end. I found the end very good, although it gave me a bad feeling.
I have now started on another audio book, The Phantom Tree by Nicola Cornick. It also comes with good reviews and having only listened to a few chapters, I am totally into this book.