On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media-as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents-the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter-but is he really a killer?
As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?
Wow deliciously toxic these people though outwardly to the public are the perfect couple albeit a few bumps in an otherwise perfect marriage. In reality they are self centered, self effacing, lunatics. I was cruising right along with this read and BAM all of a sudden I’m turned around and going in a different direction and having a total WTF moment. I loved it. I loved them; I hated them it was an awesome roller coaster ride. Although the part of me that likes everything resolved in a nice tidy bow was a little bewildered by the ending I could see a sequel coming out of this I can’t see this being the end of Amazing Amy and Nick. We want more.
I give this book a 4 out of 5 star rating.
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