A wife mysteriously disappears. A handsome husband stands to walk away a millionaire if his spouse is six-feet under. Local detectives and the media smell the blood of uxoricide.
Gone Girl By Gillian Flynn 415pp 2012 Crown Publisher. Available at Asia Books (295 baht) and Kinokuniya (231 baht).
Spousal homicide is a recipe for success in the thriller genre as the story unveils the human drama of a rotting marriage amid nail-biting suspense. The success of Gone Girl, the third novel by American writer Gillian Flynn, confirms the marital meltdown thriller has a wider exposure.
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