Gillian Flynn is one of my new favorite authors. She is one author, that I would love to look inside her mind and see what goes on in there. What she develops on page is twisted, dirty, and completely stunning. I may be gushing too much, but I love her. I haven’t read a novel of hers that I hated, or couldn’t finish. After reading her for the first time, Gone Girl, I decided that I should read some more. One of my friends who is an avid reader suggested, Sharp Objects, because it’s a horror/thriller and I would love it. Okay! Well, my friend was right about one thing, it kept me up at night while reading it. Way to go, Gillian! But don’t go running! It’s not only a little freaky, but it’s witty, compelling, and the style of the book is fantastic. Granted, the ending is a little expected, but a good read no doubt! Completely gritty, which I would only expect from Gillian. Gillian Flynn is an impressive writer when it comes to writing difficult, sometimes very painful subject matter. To be a bit of a cheese, just like the title, this book is a cutting, gritty, and actually charming read. Enjoy!
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 twelve 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.