Thursday, 14 November 2013

Gone Girl

When Nick Dunne's wife goes missing on their fifth-wedding anniversary, his status quickly changes from grieving spouse to prime suspect. During the investigation, the police find various clues leading them to suspect Nick: secrets, a rocky marriage, increased life insurance policy, staged crime scene and his wife's journal. 

Though this book had an interesting concept, it started off too slow for us. (Most of our members lost interest during the first half.) There were too many flashbacks and loads of useless details. However, if you can hang in there until part two: Boy Meets Girl, the storyline takes off and the details proved to be significant in tying the mystery together.

During our discussion, we thought about karma and how far people will go to ensure justice is served. Sometimes forgiveness can be as simple as accepting that an apology is sincerely from the heart and find ways to move forward from a situation.  On the other hand, though some people may forgive, they never forget.

Your thoughts: Do you believe in karma? If you have read the book, do you think all the characters got what they deserved? Is it truly possible to forgive and forget?

In 2010, our book club, Women Wine and Word, started out as a brilliant idea from one of our members (we call her the queen). We meet once a month to discuss our books, eat some food, drink a little wine, and have fun with our friends.

We invite you to check out our monthly blogs, browse through our reading list, or take a peek at our book reviews (FYI - only a few books have received 5/5 wine glasses).

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