Monday, April 8, 2013

Sharp Objects

I read and liked Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn that has received a lot of attention over the past year so I decided to check out one of her previous books.

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Good Reads' Synopsis: "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."

What I Thought: I love a good, twisting mystery and this fit the bill. Camille is a great character trying to focus on work while fighting her past and living once again under her mother's stringent rules. It was fun to follow along and try to figure out whodunit. Also, if you were disappointed by the ending of Gone Girl, you won't be disappointed here. Much better! Give it a shot.

Rating: * * * 1/2

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