Sharp Objects Review

I was pretty amped up about this book since I read Gone Girl and absolutely LOVED it. Gone Girl was also written by Gillian Flynn and it is by far one of the top 5 books I’ve ever read.

I read this 254 page book within 24 hours because I couldn’t put it down. I was not expecting the plot to play out the way it did and I certainly was shocked at the end! Suspense was constant and the idea that this happens in real life made it creepy and interesting.

The crux of the novel is basically about a young (30’ish) newspaper reporter, Camille, who is sent back to her home town to do a write up about two murders that have taken place in the last 2 years.  After living at home with her deranged mother and psychotic half-sister, Camille realizes a lot of strange things happening in her family home that have connections to the murder cases.

Camille is a smart and intuitive reporter who doesn’t take no for an answer which inevitably results in her solving the case, but not without some difficulties. She risks her own life to get back at someone in her past. We learn near the end why the book is titled “Sharp Objects” and it definitely has double meaning and is ironic.

The bizarre circumstances revolving around the murders, including teeth being pulled out of dead little girls’ mouths, and the fact that her own sister died years ago makes this novel an eye-catcher and one you can’t put down! It will haunt you and leave you thinking about what happened for days.

Has anyone else read this? If so, did you like it?


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