Sometimes bad things happen to good people.
And sometimes bad things happen to moderately bad people.
Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl is about the latter group of protagonists.
I approached the book, tagged with epithets like “thriller of the year” with care, but came off rather pleasantly surprised.
The author weaves a decent web, with a twisting plot and a set of characters that is not an album of blatant stereotypes.
It’s by no means a literary thrill, but good enough entertainment for a couple of days of commuting.
The big switch is more or less obvious from the very start, but the second half of the book piles on enough tweaks and a finale worth looking beyond the obvious.
A good book, and I’ll definitely keep an eye out for the author’s previous works.