Amy Dunne is missing. The crime scene looks fishy. And, the investigation points straight at Nick Dunne, whose undemonstrative behavior makes him appear apathetic, and turns public opinion against him. The story alternates between Nick's and Amy's points of view. At first, Amy's chapters are told through journal entries, which directly contradict the thoughts and memories floating in Nick's mind, turning the whole book into a dark "he said/she said" mystery. I closed the book, hoping that I would never meet any of those characters in real life.
Flynn's toxic mix of sharp-edged wit with deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds readers at every turn. When his wife disappears on their anniversary, Nick starts having cringe-worthy daydreams and becomes oddly evasive, eschewing his golden boy past.