I've had a very long period of being addicted to watching Netflix but I've just rediscovered reading books (does that sound sad? Haha!). I have been reading many literature works for school, which made me long for a good ol' thriller. I loved reading Gillian Flynn's 'Dark Places' and I adored the movie 'Gone Girl', based on the book written by Gillian Flynn as well so I finally decided to give Sharp Objects a go - and I absolutely don't regret it!
I must say I've been abandoning my love for thrillers lately (with Karin Slaughter being my favorite writer, and doesn't she have the most relatable surname for a writer of crime books) but this was a pleasant surprise which made me clean off the dust of some thrillers I have laying around.
WICKED above her hipbone, GIRL across her heart Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker’s troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, Camille’s first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.
NASTY on her kneecap, BABYDOLL on her leg Since she left town eight years ago, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed again in her family’s Victorian mansion, Camille is haunted by the childhood tragedy she has spent her whole life trying to cut from her memory.
HARMFUL on her wrist, WHORE on her ankle 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.
The main character of this book is very intriguing and the story is wicked. I picked this book up as an easy read between my exams but I finished reading the book within two days: you must keep reading the book, it's not a book of which you read two pages, to then put it away.
The story of this book is interesting: it takes some interesting turns. Camille and her mother have a very sick relationship which evolves into something very intriguing and I like books like this: the main character seems quite regular at first but as the book progresses you get to know more and more.
You should definitely pick this book up if you've seen Gone Girl and liked the idea of it, or if you're looking for an easy to read thriller.