Review of Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

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Goodreads Synopsis:
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.

My Review:
I gave this book 4.5 out of 5 stars

Wow. What an unbelievably disturbing book! This is the second book by Gillian Flynn that I’ve read, Gone Girl being the first. Gillian Flynn continues to write where you think you know who the characters are but you really don’t. I couldn’t exactly relate to any characters, which I typically do enjoy about reading, but there was something dark and twisted with many characters that they had me hooked into trying to figure out more about them. This book is a little slow at first, but I liked the plot in how the suspense was building up. I liked how there wasn’t just one character that had something to hide, which made it hard to figure out who harmed the two girls in the story. I really enjoyed this book (no matter how disturbing it may be) and I have become a huge fan of Gillian Flynns writing and I look forward to getting her book Dark Places. I would recommend this book of course to other fans of Gillian Flynn who haven’t read this book, as well as those who love thrilling suspenseful and dark and twisted books!

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