Tuesday, 21 October 2014

BOOK REVIEW // Sharp Objects - Gillian Flynn

Yes, I'm still trudging through my 'Summer Reading List'. I recently read this book within the total of 48 hours - it's that good. I'd say better than Gone Girl (review here). I didn't know where I was at any point in this book, there are so many plot twists and hints to what could/did/would happen that I was brilliantly confused.

The story is narrated by Camille Preaker, a journalist from Boston who, only a few weeks out of a psychiatric hospital, is forced to return to her hometown to cover the story of the murders of two young girls. After eight years away from home, Camille tries to reconnect with her estranged, hypochondriac mother and 13 year old half sister. Whilst trying to solve the murders of these two girls, Camille finds herself strangely connected to the victims and continues to discovers likenesses. Through unravelling these gruesome murders, Camille also starts to pick at her own past and sees how they are connected and realises that she will have to solve the story of her own past before she can solve the murders. With as many and more revelations in this novel as Gone Girl, Sharp Objects makes for an fascinating and disturbing read that will make you want to keep reading this to the end without putting it down. There is something deeply unhealthy about this book and it's far darker and more twisted than Gone Girl. Reading this book made me feel sick to my stomach but however much I tried, I could not put it down. However it's makes you think and really gets to the root of the characters psychological problems and the story really grips you.

I highly recommend this book but do think it is only suitable for older readers as it's very graphic.

What have you been reading recently?

- Millie xx


  1. Yeah I definitely preferred this to gone girl, thought the characters were better developed and it was gripping! X


    1. I loved it! So well thought out and an amazing ending!
      - Millie xx