It's not as easy to review a novel when you've already seen the movie. And loved it. The book's even better, trust me. Amy Elliott is the famous "Amazing Amy," an only-child her parents immortalized in a series of books as she grew up. All three of them became rich in the process. When she met Nick Dunne in her 30s, she fell in love. Really and truly. So did Nick, an every-American guy but one who appears to have not reached his full potential. Five years after their marriage, all is not as it seems. It is surely failing on Nick's side and he's responsible for some of the blame. Then Amy disappears on their anniversary. Kidnapped? Murdered? The husband is invariably the leading suspect for the police and the media, and even Nick's twin sister, Go, has suspicions. Here is a story about modern America with its media frenzy and resulting savvy, about a sociopath who understands policing better than the police, and about the decisions each of us make in our past which have implications for today and tomorrow. The ending is as ambiguous as it should be.

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