Now that you have read Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, are you looking for another exciting read? There are several authors who touch on similar subjects. Themes of missing persons are well done by Linwood Barclay in Never Look Away and Deb Caletti’s He’s Gone. I read Barclay’s novel and was up till the wee hours finishing it. Talk about a strange disappearance! This was the first book by Barclay that I had read. I plan to read them all. In Deb Caletti’s suspense filled novel the protagonist’s husband disappears without a trace. This book asks the question: How well do we really know our spouse?
A book about family secrets, The Dinner by Herman Koch, had Gillian Flynn herself saying it was, “Chilling, nasty, smart, shocking and unputdownable.” Other books filled with family secrets are Defending Jacob by William Landay and The Drowning House by Elizabeth Black. In Landay’s book, a respected district attorney struggles to find the truth when his son is accused of murdering a fellow student. Black’s Drowning House is steeped in the local history of Galveston, Texas and portrays two families linked by tragedy and time.
For pure suspense you might try Heartbroken by Lisa Unger; Afterwards by Rosamund Lipton or Cover of Snow by Jenny Milchman.
For more ideas come to the Reference desk on the 2nd floor and speak with one of our Librarians and/or check out the genre bookmarks just behind the reference desk.