Last week I wrote about ‘missing’ an author – and ‘finding’ her.
I was scrolling through some bumpf and came across this quote, “The plot has it all. I have no doubt that in a year’s time I am going to be saying that this is my favourite novel of 2012. Brilliant.” When Kate Atkinson, an author, reviewer and person I admire immensely, writes this I take notice! The book Kate was praising is ‘Gone Girl’ by Gillian Flynn.
A little more research revealed many other great reviews. A. N. Wilson said, “”Gone Girl’ is superbly constructed, ingeniously paced and absolutely terrifying.” The Kirkus reviewer, “One of those rare thrillers whose revelations actually intensify its suspense instead oif dissapating it. The final pages are chilling.” Karen Slaughter wrote, “Gillian Flynn has has placed herself at the top of a short list of authors who have mastered the art of crafting a tense story with terrifyingly believable characters.” Scott Smith, “The writing is jarringly good, and the story is well….amazing.” Tana French, “‘Gone Girl’ is one of the best and most frightening portraits of psychopathy I’ve ever read. Nick and Amy manipulate each other with savage, merciless and often darkly witty dexterity. This is a wonderful and terrifying book…….” .
Needless to say I ordered three of Gillian’s titles for stock and can’t wait to read her!