The speed at which I get through books has decreased so much since I had Master C. Being exhausted, combined with no longer having pregnancy insomnia means that my "to be read pile" is growing faster than I can read and writing up what I've read on here is also no where near as fast as it used to be.
Who are you?What have you done to each other?These are the questions that Nick Dunne finds himself asking on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears.
What's so strange you might think. Well, reading a book in which a wife disappears on the morning of her fifth wedding anniversary and her husband is suspected of her murder is a bit of a strange thing to read as you approach your own fifth wedding anniversary!
I really liked the fact that this book is written from two perspectives – Nick and Amy's – over time and it makes you realise how much every story has two sides. It was fascinating to see how my own feelings towards the two main characters changed through the book and also how my understanding of the "crime" changed too.
There is no doubt that this is a gripping read – no exaggeration. Although in a way I seemed to be reading it for ever I still looked forward to picking up up every night and getting back into the swing of what was happening. I do actually feel a bit sad now it's over and wish I could keep track of the characters to see what happens to them next.
It's been a while since I've been a part of a book club of any sort, but it's always interesting to see what other people think of a book you've just read. Sort of makes reading a more social thing, rather than a solitary hobby. Just a shame I was so slow joining in with this one…