When I first started reading this book, I thought it seemed very "simple". Not a lot of depth, no real mystery and just some strange back & forth dialogue between the main male character and the reader alternated with dialogue between the main female character and the reader. -The reader being the silent partner in the dialogue, of course.
But as I continued to read, I was pleasantly surprised by Gillian's flawless ability to draw me in to the mysterious world of Nick & Amy Dunne (husband and wife). As I turned the pages and learned that the majority of the text was written from the perspective of Amy's diary, I was able to see the need for simplistic writing and casual content. Isn't that how most people write their diaries?
I've always thought of myself as a reader who can usually guess "who-done-it" and can usually guess correctly early on in the book. Not this time. I was enthralled by the possibilities of who the bad guy was and second guessed myself several times. I love a good mystery and couldn't put this one down! It's definitely worth reading! 5*