“Objects so sharp you expect a paper cut from your Kindle while reading.”



After devouring Gone Girl in two sittings I wanted more so I thought I’d check out Flynn’s other novels. For me, Sharp Objects was next and after the thrilling ride I’d already encountered I couldn’t wait to get started.

This was Gillian Flynn’s debut novel and it won several awards, I’m not at all surprised as it’s exciting, thrilling and definitely keeps you hanging.

Camille Peaker is a journalist, forced to go back to her small hometown to report on a possible serial killer, as soon as Camille arrives back at her family home she finds herself, like many of us falling into her childhood ways and insecurities. I really liked Camille, in fact I’m a real fan of Flynn’s in depth characters, and this slightly damaged but spunky reporter has you rooting for her all the way through.

The writing really shines through and you can almost feel the small town claustrophobia in a palpable way as you’re reading, if Wind Gap is based on a real place then I really can’t say I’d want to spend any time there. With this in mind you feel Camille’s pain quite strongly as she’s trapped in this town, trying to please her boss in the big city (Chicago) and get an award winning scoop.

What Camille actually gets is something quite different, and about half way through this story twists down a darker route. I had a fair idea of where Sharp Objects was going to end up, and although I was correct I wasn’t disappointed in what was a fitting end to a fantastic read.

Gillian Flynn is earning a well-earned reputation for writing the very most thrilling thrillers!


Reviewed by:

Kath Cross

Added 6th March 2015

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