The Book Club members entered a scene of chaos on May 8, in the home of host Kaye Caulkins, with overturned furniture and scattered objects depicting the murder scene portrayed in her book choice, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.
This excerpt from the Gillian Flynn web site sets the stage: “Deceit, infidelity, suspicion, and that’s only the beginning. In a story full of surprising twists, Gone Girl tracks the course of a marriage gone spectacularly wrong. For the protagonists, it’s a psychological battle with everything at stake; for the reader, an excavation of human failings and incredible depths of betrayal. It is a murder mystery whose resolution is every bit as troubling as its beginning.”
The book’s multiple themes and abundance of surprises made for a lively discussion and often wildly differing opinions among the readers. The book has been on best seller lists for months and is a captivating read.