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Book Review: Gone Girl


(*NOTE* There are slight spoilers in this review, however, I have tried my best to make the spoilers not relevant to the enjoyment of the book.)

Book Name/Author: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Summary: Nick Dunne has lost his job. He and his wife, Amy, relocate from the city they lived in to the small town of Carthage. Nick opens a bar using money he borrowed from his wife’s trust fund, and runs it with his twin sister. However, on their 5th anniversary, Amy goes missing and soon Nick is suspected of murder. Continue reading

Book Review: The Memory Keeper’s Daughter


(*NOTE* There are slight spoilers in this review, however, I have tried my best to make the spoilers not relevant to the enjoyment of the book.)

Book Name/Author: The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Summary: Dr. David Henry and his wife Norah are expecting their first child in 1964. During a snowstorm, Norah goes into labor, and after receiving gas, gives birth to Paul, a perfect, healthy little boy, and then Phoebe, a girl who has Down’s Syndrome. David hands Phoebe to Caroline Gill, a nurse, instructing her to take the baby girl to an institution. He then tells Norah that Phoebe has died. Caroline, upon seeing the deplorable conditions of the institution, takes Phoebe and raises her as her own. The novel goes from there, showing how David’s choice, made with what he felt were the best intentions, impacts his wife, his marriage, their son, Caroline, and of course, little Phoebe. Continue reading