Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Nick and Amy, both writers in New York City, met at a party and eventually fell in love. They married and enjoyed the NYC writer's life until they both found themselves out of work. At first they were not too concerned, as Amy had an inheritance from her parents who wrote a very popular YA series called Amazing Amy, based on Amy herself. However, a series of bad luck, Nick's ailing father, and dying mother force them to leave the city and head to Nick's childhood hometown of North Carthage, Missouri.
The marriage takes a turn for the worse and on the day of their fifth wedding anniversary, Nick returns home to find the house a mess and Amy missing. What happened to Amy? Is she even alive? Flynn takes the reader on a psychological roller coaster full of evidence, lies, and red herrings.
I was very excited to buddy read this book with some fellow mystery lovers. One reason is that I loved Flynn's book, Sharp Objects. Her dark and twisty writing appeals to me and she tells a great story. Her characters are usually very unlikeable and it is hard to know who to root for. But that just makes the characters more interesting and more sinister.