Sunday, February 22, 2015
Review: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
Summary from Goodreads:
WICKED above her hipbone, GIRL across her heart Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker’s troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, Camille’s first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.
NASTY on her kneecap, BABYDOLL on her leg
Since she left town eight years ago, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed again in her family’s Victorian mansion, Camille is haunted by the childhood tragedy she has spent her whole life trying to cut from her memory.
HARMFUL on her wrist, WHORE on her ankle
As Camille works to uncover the truth about these violent crimes, she finds herself identifying with the young victims—a bit too strongly. Clues keep leading to dead ends, forcing Camille to unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past to get at the story. Dogged by her own demons, Camille will have to confront what happened to her years before if she wants to survive this homecoming.
With its taut, crafted writing, Sharp Objects is addictive, haunting, and unforgettable.
It seems like I always have a problem with the endings in Flynn's books, but at least this ending was better than Gone Girl. But you won't see the ending coming, and I always love interesting twists.
However, I did like the main character Camille as the book went on (you see why she is so messed up) I just didn't care for everything she was doing. And I enjoyed Flynn's writing style, but it was not as lyrical as Gone Girl.
I recommend reading this if you enjoyed Gone Girl.
Three Stars Out of Five