Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Ten must-read books if you loved "Gone Girl"

At Cosmopolitan, Megan Reynolds tagged ten books you must read if you loved Gone Girl, including:
Cartwheel, by Jennifer DuBois

Based on the real-life story of Amanda Knox, this novel centers around Katy and Lily, two roommates abroad for a semester in Buenos Aires. When Katy is found brutally murdered in their home, Lily is the prime suspect, but no one really knows just who Lily is, including the media, her family, or you.

Reconstructing Amelia, by Kimberley McCreight

Kate's daughter Amelia is dead of an apparent suicide; authorities say the girl jumped from the roof of her private school. But when Kate receives an anonymous text saying, "Amelia didn't jump," she tries to uncover the truth about what really happened to her daughter, plunging deep into the seedy underbelly of secret teen-girl societies. Despite the occasionally awkward handling of how a teenager actually speaks in our modern times ("I mean, we know the chick's a dancer and she has a fly body and all, but do we seriously need to see her cha-cha?"), the book is a solid read. It's gripping and kept me guessing until the very end.
Read about more books on the list.

The Page 69 Test: Cartwheel.

The Page 69 Test: Reconstructing Amelia.

Also see: Six domestic chillers for "Gone Girl" fans.

--Marshal Zeringue