Review : Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

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.”

  

Things are never simple when you enter a Gillian Flynn’s creation. I knew from the start that it was going to be a interesting and dark story. 

It didn’t dissapointed.

I had a bit of a hard time to really get into it, i felt like not much was happening. I also had a hard time with the writing. I found the naration to be dry.

But the more i read, the more i had this need to keep on reading. I was completely hooked. This was a great thriller. The storyline was dark and interesting, but i still think it had a lack of big events. There is no actions and pretty much all the twists take place in the last 30pages. I feel like I would still recommend this book for these 30pages because they were extremely good! 

Camille is our main character. She is very fascinating and oh so fucked up.. I must say I really enjoyed reading from her POV. Her character was complex and well developed. You can see her fragile state of mind being torn by her investigation and the fact that she is back in her childhood house. Most of the characters are all twisted in a way or an other, making this story much better. I feel like those twisted people are the main reason why i enjoy this book, they add a very creepy vibe to whole mystery. To be honest, i didn’t much care about the main mystery (the 2 murders), mostly because i found out who the killer was pretty easily. But there is alot of stuff that kept me guessing until the last 30pages, making it hard to put this book down.

Overall, i really liked this book. I found it to be dark, unhealthy, and twisted in many ways. 

Sharp Objects : 4/5

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