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Sully Readers' Circle

Book Reviews by the Library Reading Group


August 25 Meeting

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn


A couple of members hadn't finished the book before the meeting, which made it difficult discussing the ending, which was unexpected and completely changed the mind of one reader about one of the characters. Despite a slow, ponderous start that was a little off-putting for some, you are eventually drawn into a story with many twists and uncertainties. Throughout the story you feel your loyalty to the characters changing, questioning your own empathy and feeling sorrow for other characters caught up in the disintegration of the main protagonists' lives.


It is a fascinating insight into a twisted, manipulative mind, but if you want to get the most out of the story, DON'T see the film first! Highly recommended.



Previously read by this group:

  • Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer
  • The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright
  • The Song Before it is Sung by Justin Cartwright
  • Mrs Sinclair's Suitcase by Louise Walters
  • Educating Jack by Jack Shepherd
  • The Secret Place by Tana French
  • I Can't Begin to Tell You by Elizabeth Buchan
  • Minerva by M C Beaton
  • The Woman who Went to Bed for a Year by Sue Townsend 


For more information, or if you are interested in joining the reading group, please speak to the librarian:

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