Pandemic Reading List 2021 – Book Review – Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Book Description From Goodreads:

“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 unsolved murder of a preteen girl and the disappearance of another. 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.”

I bought this on my Kindle, but it is available at the library.

I enjoyed Gone Girl and when I saw this one I decided to get it. It then just sat on my Kindle for a long time.

I eventually found the time to read it and I won’t be forgetting it in a hurry! It was quite a dark and emotional read. So much so that at some points I didn’t know if I would be able to carry on. I decided that as I had made a start, I would finish it. Besides, the story was just so intiguing that every time I thought it was a bit too much, it compelled me to read more!

The characters were well written and scarily believable. They were your average everyday people who you could easily see yourself associating with. It goes to show that you just don’t know what goes on behind closed doors!

The story had twists and turns in it that made me keep changing my mind as to who the murderer was. Neither was a particularly comfortable choice! The settings were just your normal everyday places and that added an uncomfortable layer to the story.

Overall whilst it was certainly an experience to read, I wouldn’t rush to read it again. It is purely because of the experience and the fact that even though I thought about stopping, it dragged me back in, that I rated it 4/5.

Rated 4/5

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