Sharp Objects – Gillian Flynn

Sep 26

Sharp Objects – Gillian Flynn

This is the second book I have read by Gillian Flynn. It is not as good as Gone Girl (see my review here: http://sandbookwich.com/gone-girl/ ), but oh it is a wild ride. Sharp Objects is equal parts fascinating and disturbing. Meet semi-rookie Chicago based reporter, the gorgeous and smart Camille. Her boss sends her to her hometown Wind Gap, located deep in Mah-zour-ah, to research a possible serial killer situation involving young girls. Camille lost a sister when she was a teen, so these gals strike a chord with her.  Throughout the investigation, Camille fights her own demons. She was once a cutter, and words from specific moments in her life have been carved into her body (horribly, I kept picturing a blazing “Hungry” on my own belly). To keep the dark thoughts in check, Camille loves the booze and inappropriate sex.  She also has (to put it mildly) a strained relationship with her distant mother and a non-existent bond with the replacement sister, 13-year old precocious Amma. These sisters will have you vacillating between pity and disgust. Some of the twists and turns I saw coming, some snuck up on this reader.

As a side note, this is my second journey into the magical world of borrowing eBooks from the public library. Pro: Free and germ free reading. Con: I don’t like pressure. When I am busy,those due dates are a killer!!

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