Sunday, September 13, 2015

Sunday Review: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Title: Sharp Objects
Author: Gillian Flynn
Source: Purchased
Buy Links: AMAZON


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 has been a long time since I picked up a physical paperback book and just sat in bed staying up way to late reading. BUT! That is exactly what I did with this book. It was just a faced paced but still detail orientated book. The characters were so impacting. Any mental disorder you could think of I think was touched on by these characters and it was fantastic.

Not that disorders are fantastic but how they were woven into everyday life by seemingly everyday people was great. These characters COULD have been your girls next door or your boy next door growing up.

As much as I LOVED this book, and I did. I did not like the ending. It was very very quick like all the sudden we had to wrap every story line up with a nice neat bow and then we are done. Which made me feel robbed as a reader. It was like why have all this awesome detail and story and build up if you're just going to cheap out in the end.

But overall I would read another book by this author anytime. Because I felt so robbed by the ending I'm only going to give this book 4 stars. But it was still a fantastic read!

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