Gillian Flynn’s third novel, Gone Girl, is an exquisitely twisted dissection of marriage, love, the malleability of identity, and the scourge of the media as it seeks to fuel a 24-hour news cycle. Flynn’s structure and pacing are nothing short of genius as she parcels out the bits and pieces of the lives of her husband and wife protagonists through alternating first person chapters. Her prose is beyond perfection and magnificently displays the characters’ personalities, pulling the reader into their relationship with all its ups and downs. There are turns in this novel that, to reveal here, would be absolutely criminal. Bottom line: Read This Book.