In one of the few times an author has responded to my query, Gillian Flynn wrote back about my dislike of her ending in Gone Girl…
I’m sorry to hear that! I can only say I wrote the ending that was the most unsettling to me. I am a big fan of the ending of unease. To me it feels real and it feels unnerving. Because you may not know exactly what is going to happen next in Gone Girl World, but you know it’s not good. I love hearing different people’s theories about the ending—to me that’s the fun of reading a book, when you find yourself imagining the characters even after the book is over, and you find yourselves in debates with friends about it, as if the characters were two people who lived down the street (in the case of Nick and Amy, you’d probably want to relocate…). Gillian Flynn
She’s right about my not wanting to live near or know Nick and Amy.
What did you think of the ending?
Read my review of Gone Girl – here