Sharp Objects - Gillian Flynn - Review

Sunday, 15 February 2015

When two girls are abducted and killed in Missouri, journalist Camille Preaker is sent back to her home town to report on the crimes.

Long-haunted by a childhood tragedy and estranged from her mother for years, Camille suddenly finds herself installed once again in her family's mansion, reacquainting herself with her distant mother and the half-sister she barely knows - a precocious 13-year-old who holds a disquieting grip on the town.

As Camille works to uncover the truth about these violent crimes, she finds herself identifying with the young victims - a bit too strongly. Clues keep leading to dead ends, forcing Camille to unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past to get at the story. Dogged by her own demons, Camille will have to confront what happened to her years before if she wants to survive this homecoming.

I LOVE GILLIAN FLYNN. Just putting that out there! This book was as good, if not better than Gone Girl. The twists that this woman can write are amazing! I was slightly dubious over whether to read Sharp Objects as I didn't want to be let down after enjoying Gone Girl so much, I wasn't.

The story centres around a woman who clearly has some issues. She is sent back to her childhood home and parent she really doesn't want to be around, to report on two girls in the space of a few months going missing. You can feel the tension in the relationships she has with her family and the people she grew up with which makes every chapter a page turner. As with Gone Girl I suspected everyone and up until the last minute thought I had it figured out! 

I had this book as part of a box set with Gone Girl and Dark Places, I cannot wait to read the next one. I highly recommend Flynn's writing to anyone looking for an amazing thriller that keeps you reading well into the night.

Abi xo


  1. I loved 'Gone Girl', it was SO good! This is on my to-buy list now! Great review :) xx

    Amy • Amy’s Corner

    1. You are going to love it :D let me know when you've read it!

      Abi xo

  2. I read Dark Places the other day and it's fantastic. It only took me a couple of days to read cos I couldn't put it down!