Everyone knows the Gone Girl story. There is a lot hype around Gone Girl. Heck there is a fantastic movie made from it. Don’t get me wrong Gone Girl is a great book. There are lots of plot twists, the characters are deep, really there is nothing bad that I can say about it. With all that being said, in my opinion, she has written better books. Yup you read that right, she has better books.
Thanks to BirchBox, and their wonderful book club, I was able to receive all of Gillian Flynn’s books. After reading all of them, I think that Sharp Objects is my favorite. It grabbed me from the very first page, and never let me go. Much like Gone Girl, you can’t see the twists coming; and they come fast.
It is a dark story about murder in a small town. If you are from a small town, you understand that everyone knows everyone and that everyone knows everyones secrets. So when our main character leaves town, for the psych-hospital, she chooses to never return. That is until her job calls her back home.
With the murder of two young girls needing to be solved. She has to stay. With old wounds and family drama coming back to the surface, how will she survive?
From the back of the book:
“Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. For years, 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 in her old bedroom in her family’s Victorian mansion. Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims- a bit too strongly. Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story- and survive this homecoming.”
Has anyone else read this one? What are your thoughts?