Sunday, April 5, 2015

From the shelf: Sharp Objects

Title: Sharp Objects
Author: Gillian Flynn
Genre: Adult, Mystery, Psychological Thriller
Date read: April 1-3, 2015

Summary (cr: goodreads)
Dawn Rates:  (5/5)

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: (also in goodreads)

This would mark that I have read all 3 novels by Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl, Dark Places). This is her debut novel and out of the three, I liked this better. The story starts off with the reporter Camille being asked to go on an assignment in a hometown she has dreaded to go back to, all this years. First I thought that this was just another girl gets out of small town because of the circumstances story but as I flip the page and go deeper into the story, there was a lot more to it. Sure, this was another small town with too many secrets but those secrets were like pieces of a puzzle waiting to be known. Although towards the middle I had an idea who did it, I still got a bit surprised towards the unveiling at the end. This was not just a mere dysfunctional family, they were toxic and nuclear.

Till the next read...

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