Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The only reason this book is getting four stars instead of five is because of Gone Girl. My own star rating system is flawed I’ve decided. Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl (2012) was such a draw dropping story that I’m having trouble giving Sharp Objects (2006) a similar rating. And frankly it was nowhere near as good. But I still liked it and recommend it.
A strange story unravels in Sharp Objects where we follow the screwed up life of newspaper reporter Camille back to her home town in Missouri to cover an unfolding murder story.
Camille’s family history becomes the focus of Sharp Objects as we learn just how disturbed some people are and how in this case, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Small town gossip, money, politics, alcohol and drugs play into the tale which will keep you turning the page.
I want to believe this couldn’t really happen. I want to believe the characters Flynn has created in the story couldn’t possible exist and behave the way they do.
But, this is where Flynn is excellent. She leaves you wondering…and looking over your shoulder.