»It’s clever stuff, and pacily written, with some deft touches – I loved the horrible truth of a couple who founder because he can’t decode the romantic treasure hunts she constructs to demonstrate how close they are. And that might be the key to its success: lots of thrillers take place in families or marriages, but few are so adept at inhabiting two genres at once.«
Gillian Flynn’s psychological thriller Gone Girl is up for its first literary award. Alex Clark explains why the book is so popular. Her view at The Guardian.