A spellbinding, page-turning, breakneck plot that might have kept me up all night reading, if I could have stayed awake. Plot twists and turns and surprises aplenty, so many my head spun. But all the way through Gone Girl, I felt sad, and sick at heart. All the bad characteristics of miscommunication, bad marriage, manipulation and deceit work together in this bleak story of a marriage gone horribly wrong. I kept reading to the end, hoping for some resolution, or at least some uplifting message. I didn't get it. Sad, disappointed, I won't be reading any other books by this author. Too bad. She is quite skilled at creating a devious plot. But when I close a 415 page book I have invested days of my life in reading, I want to think something besides "bleh."