Reporter Camille Preaker is facing a troubling assignment: she must return to her childhood home to cover the murders of two preteen girls. For years, 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 in her old bedroom in her family’s Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims—a bit too strongly. Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story—and survive this homecoming.
Sharp Objects is probably the creepiest thing I’ve ever read.Gillian Flynn accumulates all the dark, real-life aspects that other authors usually shy away from and tackles them in a chillingly brilliant way.
The story’s well-executed and there’s always a bit of unease that…
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