Sharp Objects

Sharp Objects

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Title: Sharp Objects

Author: Gillian Flynn

Published: Phoenix, 2006

BACK COVER

It’s been a while… but Camille Preaker has finally gone home.

Sent to investigate the disappearance of two little girls Camille finds herself reluctantly installed in the family mansion, reacquainting herself with her distant mother and a precocious thirteen-year-old half-sister she barely knows. Haunted by a family tragedy, troubled by the disquieting grip her young sister has on the town, Camille struggles with a familiar need to be accepted.

But as clues turn into dead ends Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims and releases: she will have to unravel the puzzle of her own past if she’s to survive this homecoming.

MY THOUGHTS

This one was written pre-Gone Girl, and I have to say, Flynn does not disappoint. Camille has returned to Wind Gap as a journalist, to write about the disappearance and murder of a little girl – reminiscent of what happened to her sister. This brings up many bad memories, that Camille has worked years to get over. She is covered in scars from self harm, that begin to burn and itch more the longer she is home.

Now, I have to say if you have history with self harm or family related issues, this may not be the book for you. It’s quite dark and touches on issues that are not altogether healthy.

I, however, found it hard to put down, intriguing and kinda like a car crash – just too hard to look away. I had to know what happens next. As with Gone Girl, there’s a few red herrings thrown in there, and I didn’t pick the outcome definitively. For me it was one of numerous possibilities, but still threw me at the end. Flynn’s mind is just bananas. I have no idea where she comes up with this stuff. But still. Very well written, inescapable, Maybe I’m disturbed, but I enjoyed it!

RECOMMEND?

If you enjoy a touch of the creepy? This goes beyond a touch. Way beyond.

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June Wrap Up

This is a monthly post done at the beginning of each month to quickly recap what I’ve read through the previous month.

Oh my gosh June is over. The year is officially half gone – how crazy is that??? June was – unsurprisingly – another busy month for me. Hopefully work should settle down now, the first half of the year is usually the busiest. I looked back at my stack of books that I’d read, and realised that though I didn’t feel like I got time to read anything much this month, it was my most productive of the year. I got through 10 books. Wow! Hopefully I’ll be able to back it up again in July… 😉

 

READ

  • Death Before Wicket by Kerry Greenwood
  • Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell
  • Chocolate Shoes and Wedding Blues by Trisha Ashley
  • The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
  • Finding Mr. Flood by Ciara Geraghty
  • Midnight Under the Mistletoe by Sara Orwig
  • Becoming Dante by Day Leclare
  • Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
  • The Storyteller’s Daughter by Maria Goodin
  • Whole Latte Life by Joanne DeMaio

Goodreads Challenge Update – 42/100

 

CURRENTLY READING

  • Cold Case by Faye Kellerman
  • Sheltering Rain by Jojo Moyes
  • From Notting Hill with Love… Actually by Ali McNamara

 

BOOK CLUB READ

  • July/August – The Pianist by Wladyslaw Szpilman

 

How was your June?