Gillian Flynn has a dark & twisty mind; and I mean that in the best way possible.
As a reporter for a second rate newspaper in Chicago, Camille Preaker returns to her tiny Missouri hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. Camille left home years ago, following the death of her younger sister, an emotional collapse and a stay in the psych ward. Since her escape from rural Wind Gap, Camille has hardly spoken to her overbearing, hypochondriac mother or high school friends. She barely knows her beautiful, but troubled, teenage half sister although she quickly falls under her spell. Part reporter, part detective; Camille begins to investigate the murders and is troubled when she begins to identify with the young victims.
“I always feel sad for the girl that I was, because it never occurred to me that my mother might comfort me. She has never told me she loved me, and I never assumed she did. She tended to me. She administrated me.”
I don’t want to divulge too much information because Sharp Objects is a must read for anyone who is a fan of Flynn’s or enjoys murder mystery/ suspense novels. As always, Gillian Flynn has twists in store and shocking reveals. I felt positive I knew who did it about a hundred pages in, but I should have known better. That would actually be my one complaint: after a slow burn with only a trickle of information and clarity the ending, with all its answers, felt very rushed.
I can’t wait to dive into Dark Places next.